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CEC liquor license pending

By By Adam Prestridge
Creek Entertainment Center is anticipating serving alcohol at its Atmore facility by Labor Day weekend.
According to PCI Gaming CFO Arthur Mothershed, the Tribal Council approved the serving of alcohol at its gaming facility upon receipt of state approval during Sunday's regularly scheduled council meeting.
"The Tribe tentatively approved the license pending the receipt of a state license,"
Mothershed said Tuesday afternoon. "We expect to receive the license from the state this week."
Mothershed said PCI Gaming has applied for both a beer and wine license and a liquor license. He added that the decision to apply for a license was due to customer requests.
"It's something our customers have asked for," Mothershed said. "We're in the customer service business and that's what they've asked for. We understand the seriousness of serving alcohol and we are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure everything is done properly so our customers can enjoy alcohol responsibly."
Since agreeing to submit an application with the state for a liquor license, gaming officials have been busy training employees should the request be accepted.
"We're in the process of training employees under our responsible vendor program the Tribe recently adopted. We have taken great strides to ensure procedures are in place so our patrons will drink responsibly."