New White Hall casino opens
Published 10:48 pm Thursday, August 5, 2010
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Tabletop computer bingo machines used at the new Southern Star casino in White Hall.--Eason Franklin photo
WHITE HALL — Scores of people filed into the new Lowndes County casino to try their hand at a somewhat traditional, yet high tech game of bingo.
The Southern Star Entertainment Center opened its doors to the public Thursday, and in spite of the rain, people broke from their traditional routines of commuting to Atmore to enjoy the new facility.
Dave Haigler of Elmore County said he drove all the way from home to enjoy a game of bingo.
“I saw the grand opening when I opened the newspaper this morning and wanted to be the first one here,” said Haigler. “I love bingo and go to Atmore all the time to play.”
Haigler said he enjoys all types of games outside of bingo and mentioned he would commute to Southern Star more often if the casino offered a larger variety of games to play.
Bingo cards and interactive tabletop computer bingo machines work hand in hand, depending on the player’s preference of various versions of bingo.
“It’s just like traditional bingo,” said WHEAT General Manger Leslie Clark. “If a person gets a bingo, they still have to raise their hand and call it out.”
WHEAT is a charity organization that owns the Southern Star entertainment center.
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When a player purchases a pack of bingo cards, or games, they can play on paper or the tabletop computer.
As the numbers are called out by the announcer, wall-mounted number boards will light up with that number.
It is then up to the player to mark their sheet, or touch the number on the computer screen. If the player is playing multiple cards on the computer, the machine will automatically mark that number on all their cards.
“The computer tells the player how many numbers they are away from a bingo,” added Clark. “This is what separates our games from those deemed illegal by Gov.Bob Riley’s task force.”
The initial intent of the casino was to implement electronic bingo, but “backed off” to see what would happen after other casinos were raided, according to Clark.
Matthew Crenshaw of Selma said he “loves bingo and has played all over the nation.”
“I play the dogs, horses and pretty much everything,” said Crenshaw. “I plan to visit here regularly.”
Southern Star employs about 25 people at the casino, but Clark has high expectations that if they were able to implement electronic bingo, the facility could see up to 115 jobs in the first phase.
“We‘re looking at about 150 jobs after the second phase,” said Clark. “In the second phase, there would be a 40,000 square-foot building with a 100-room hotel.”
All of the proceeds from the games go to White Hall Enrichment Advancement Team (WHEAT), according to Clark.
“After the lease, all the money goes to the charity,” said Clark. “We rent this building from a developer and pay them a lease.”
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Location of White Hall in Lowndes County, Alabama.
|Coordinates: 32°18′50″N86°42′50″W / 32.31389°N 86.71389°W|
| • Total||15.54 sq mi (40.24 km2)|
| • Land||15.32 sq mi (39.67 km2)|
| • Water||0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)|
|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
| • Total||858|
| • Estimate |
| • Density||49.03/sq mi (18.93/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
| • Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0153961|
White Hall is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. The community was named for a plantation which was destroyed in an 1882 tornado. At the 2010 census the population was 858, down from its record high of 1,014 in 2000. It is part of the MontgomeryMetropolitan Statistical Area. It was established during the Great Depression in 1935 as a New Deal project under the Resettlement Administration, similar to the town of Skyline, although it was aimed towards blacks, who made up the majority population in the area. The town did not incorporate until 1979.
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White Hall is located at 32°18′50″N86°42′50″W / 32.31389°N 86.71389°W (32.313866, -86.714019).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40 km2), of which 15.5 square miles (40 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.39%) is water.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,014 people, 361 households, and 266 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.6 people per square mile (25.3/km2). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 25.7 per square mile (9.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.03% Black or African American, 1.38% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 361 households, out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 35.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.4% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $18,158, and the median income for a family was $21,875. Males had a median income of $20,885 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,062. About 29.4% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.8% of those under age 18 and 47.5% of those age 65 or over.
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