Democratic candidate for governor Parker Griffith says that if elected, he would open discussions with the Poarch Creek Indians about a gambling compact that would allow them to operate casinos with more types of games.
Griffith said Thursday in Huntsville that the tribe has done a great job in Alabama, and he'd talk with them about expanding their gambling operations in some areas to generate more tax revenue for the state.
The tribe has casinos in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka, but they have only electronic games. They do not have table games.
Griffith also said he would also like to get the state out of the liquor business and turn over the sale of liquor to private enterprise.
Griffith faces Republican incumbent Robert Bentley in the general election Nov. 4.