A big man died in the casino world last weekend. This is gambling magnate Milton McGregor, the founder of the casino VictoryLand. According to PR company Direct Communications, McGregor died peacefully on Sunday. He became 78 years old.
The founder of a famous casino
Milton McGregor was a well-known man in the casino world. In the 1980s he founded VictoryLand, a hotel with a casino and even a dog racing track in Shorter, Alabama. With the slogan of his casino “Where you can be a winner too!” He tried to attract as many people as possible to his casino. This certainly worked and Milton McGregor made a lot of money with VictoryLand. He was not only active in the casino world, but he also owned banks and care homes.
Many problems with the state
Milton McGregor was very focused on electronic casino games. Many casino enthusiasts were very happy with this, but the state of Alabama was less happy with the McGregor casino. The government even continuously tried to close the McGregor casino, with the reason that slot machine-like games were illegal in the state of Alabama. Incidentally, this is not so strange. The state is very conservative and not happy with the various casinos that can be found in Alabama. Casinos that are being expanded, such as that of Milton McGregor, are being closely monitored. Intervention is already taken in the event of a single misstep.
The McGregor casino even had to close for a moment, until he won his case against the government in 2012. Only then could he reopen his casino, which he had completely renovated in 2009. He immediately put 3000 people back to work and it immediately became busy in VictoryLand.
Died in his own home
Milton McGregor died in his own home last weekend. It is not known exactly how the gambling magnate died. McGregor leaves behind not only a large fortune, but also a wife, two daughters and seven grandchildren.