BINGO IN ALABAMA: MORE THAN JUST A GAME.

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      In this article the author discusses the state of the game bingo in Alabama and describes the various perspective of people towards the game. It is mentioned that one group consider bingo as a simple game, one group advocates that it should be prohibited, another asserts that it is important for the sate's economy and politicians have used it as a political issue in elections. The author presents a brief history of bingo and electronic bingo and discusses how neglecting the issue can affect the growth and economy of Alabama. The author informs that closing of many bingo facilities have increased the unemployment rate, divorce cases and social isolation.