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Arkansans Consider Casino Amendment As Gambling Addiction Goes Largely Unchecked

Arkansas is one of just seven states that does not spend money to support gambling addiction treatment. Meanwhile, canvassers are collecting signatures this month to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would authorize two casinos, one in Russellville and one in Jefferson County. The ballot item would put a minimum of $200,000 into gambling addiction treatment services.

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7/17/2018

article Arkansas casino proponents beef up campaign war chest
(Arkansas) -- Casino proponents in Arkansas are beefing up campaign funds to ensure that gambling will be legalized in the state. The Associated Press reported that pro-...
article Casino group: ‘We will build in Pine Bluff’
(Arkansas) -- A group that’s hoping to finance construction and operation of a hotel-casino in Pine Bluff is seeking to clarify where exactly the facility will be...
article Drive Arkansas Forward raises $1.2M for pro-casino measure
(Arkansas) -- A group trying to put on the Arkansas ballot a proposal to legalize casinos in four counties says it raised more than $1.2 million last month.
article Two tribes pour money into Arkansas ballot measure on casinos [reg req]
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw and Cherokee tribes collectively contributed $1.2 million in June to the Driving Arkansas Forward committee promoting a proposed constitutional...

7/16/2018

article Arkansas group says it raised $1.2M for pro-casino measure
(Arkansas) -- A group trying to put on the Arkansas ballot a proposal to legalize casinos in four counties says it raised more than $1.2 million last month. Driving...
article Reports filed on casino amendment
(Arkansas) -- Initial financial reports have been filed by groups pushing a casino expansion amendment and the major financial force so far is the Quapaw tribe of...

7/13/2018

article Arkansas Casino Petition Efforts Show Rising Gambling Industry Lobbying Costs
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas casino petition drive has garnered 96,170 signatures from residents who support two new casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties.

7/11/2018

article BLOG: Let's vote
(Arkansas) -- The potential for exciting November elections grew last week with filing of petitions for three ballot initiatives to add to two already cleared by the...

7/9/2018

article Pro-Casino Group Submits Signatures for Ballot Proposal
(Arkansas) -- A group pushing to build casinos in Arkansas has submitted signatures to put their proposal on the November ballot. Driving Arkansas forward wants two...
article Supporters of Arkansas Ballot Measures Turn in Thousands of Signatures
(Arkansas) -- Thousands of signatures for proposals to legalize casinos in Arkansas, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits were submitted Friday to...

7/7/2018

article Supporters of Arkansas casino turn in 96,170 signatures
(Arkansas) -- Thousands of signatures for proposals to legalize casinos in Arkansas, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits were submitted Friday to...

7/6/2018

article Casino backers turn in 96,170 names
(Arkansas) -- Proponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to license four casinos said they turned in petitions Friday with more...
article Casino group submits signatures to Secretary of State
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, the group wanting to authorize two casino operations in the state with part of the revenue helping to fund highways, on Friday (...
article Petition day arrives for ballot measures on casinos
(Arkansas) -- Today's the deadline to submit petitions to qualify initiated acts and constitutional amendments for the ballot. On tap: casinos, minimum wage, term...

7/5/2018

article Pope County residents against casino; special election to determine county's support
(Arkansas) -- Come November, Arkansans may be able to vote whether to bring in four casinos. Driving Arkansas Forward is pushing for casinos in Pope and Jefferson...

7/2/2018

article Deadline nears for gathering signatures to place issues on Arkansas ballot
(Arkansas) -- Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures around Arkansas and the state’s airwaves have been flooded with TV ads as initiative...

6/30/2018

article Arkansas initiative campaigns near deadline for petitions
(Arkansas) -- Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures around Arkansas and the state's airwaves have been flooded with TV ads as initiative campaigns...

6/27/2018

article Pine Bluff activist concerned with casino amendment
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, the casino group, has been running ads on Channel 7 hoping to place a casino amendment on the ballot in November. They promise...

6/19/2018

article Casino amendment starts (misleading) advertising
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, the group hoping to put a casino amendment on the November election ballot, has begun ads aimed at encouraging people to sign...
article Casino amendment starts (misleading) advertising
(Arkansas) -- Driving Arkansas Forward, the group hoping to put a casino amendment on the November election ballot, has begun ads aimed at encouraging people to sign...

6/14/2018

article Arkansas Still Seeks Casino Expansion Despite Growing Gambling Addiction Rates
(Arkansas) -- Currently, there are only seven states in the US which do not spend money to fund gambling addiction treatment, with Arkansas being one of them.

6/13/2018

article Arkansans Consider Casino Amendment As Gambling Addiction Goes Largely Unchecked
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas is one of just seven states that does not spend money to support gambling addiction treatment. Meanwhile, canvassers are collecting signatures...

6/10/2018

article Arkansas AG finally approves casino ballot
(Arkansas) -- Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General (AG), who is notorious for turning down more than 60 initiatives for building casinos in this state, finally...

5/31/2018

article Arkansas AG finally approves casino ballot
(Arkansas) -- Leslie Rutledge (pictured), Arkansas Attorney General (AG), who is notorious for turning down more than 60 initiatives for building casinos in this state,...

5/30/2018

article Arkansas Casino Ballot Finally Approved by Attorney General
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General (AG) Leslie Rutlegde has finally relented. After saying no to more than 50 ballot initiatives over the years, the AG has now...

5/29/2018

article AG OK's local casino measure for Nov. 6 ballot
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved a ballot measure that, if passed by voters, would allow construction of four casinos, one of which...

5/26/2018

article Look for casino petitions this weekend
(Arkansas) -- RiverFest will include a familiar feature from years past — canvassers circulating petitions to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

5/25/2018

article Backers of proposal to authorize casinos in 4 Arkansas counties get OK to collect signatures
(Arkansas) -- For the second time in two days, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Thursday cleared the way for a ballot committee with a proposed constitutional...
article Look for casino petitions this weekend
(Arkansas) -- RiverFest will include a familiar feature from years past — canvassers circulating petitions to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. I'...

5/22/2018

article Hearings set on Leslie Rutledge ballot blockade
(Arkansas) -- Alex Gray, a lawyer in lawsuits attempting to get around Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's blockade of all ballot proposals for 2018, sends word that...

5/21/2018

article More suits filed against Rutledge over failure to approve ballot initiatives
(Arkansas) -- Robert Reed, who's tried repeatedly without success to get Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's approval of a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana...

5/20/2018

article Russellville mayor says being on casino committee is no conflict of interest
(Arkansas) -- Russellville Mayor Randy Horton said he discovered he had been named to the Ballot Question Committee of the group Drive Arkansas Forward like a lot of...

5/18/2018

article Arkansas attorney general moves ballot initiative lawsuit to federal court ahead of hearing
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, under court order to answer questions about some of her decision-making practices, blocked Friday’s...
article Attorney general files to move casino lawsuit from state to federal court
(Arkansas) -- In a last minute legal strategy, the Arkansas attorney general has filed to move a lawsuit from state to federal court. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is...
article Citizens fight to add casino proposal to ballot, sue Ark. Attorney General
(Arkansas) -- After multiple attempts to get a casino proposal on the November ballot, a citizens group is suing attorney general Leslie Rutledge. She was set to appear...

5/9/2018

article Ballot title still faulty, AG says in 5th rejection of casinos proposal
(Arkansas) -- For the fifth time, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday rejected proposed ballot language for a constitutional amendment advanced by the Driving...

4/21/2018

article Arkansas AG Asks Court to Side with Her in Ongoing Dispute with Casino Group
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the state’s Supreme Court to reject a request to force her to give the nod to the wording of a ballot...

4/19/2018

article Casinos group asks Arkansas high court to take up case
(Arkansas) -- After having its proposed ballot wording for a state constitutional amendment denied four times by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, the group pushing a...
article Arkansas Supreme Court to Decide in Casino Expansion Dispute
(Arkansas) -- The effort for casino expansion in the State of Arkansas is becoming even more entangled after Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected a proposed...

4/18/2018

article Committee pushing casino measure files suit against Arkansas attorney general
(Arkansas) -- A committee trying to authorize the creation of casinos in Arkansas has filed suit against the state's attorney general, her office confirmed Tuesday.
article Group Asks Arkansas High Court To Approve Casino Ballot
(Arkansas) -- A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to approve and...

4/17/2018

article Arkansas AG rejects casino measure for 4th time
(Arkansas) -- For the fourth time this year, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the ballot information for a constitutional amendment that would authorize the...

4/13/2018

article Arkansas AG rejects ballot proposal for casinos
(Arkansas) -- For the second time this year, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (pictured) has rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would...

4/11/2018

article Attorney general rejects ballot proposal for casinos in four counties
(Arkansas) -- The inevitable wrangling over the language in the popular name and ballot title has commenced for a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize...
article Casinos proposal for ballot rejected
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge late Tuesday afternoon rejected a proposed popular name and ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment that...

4/10/2018

article Push for Casinos in Four Arkansas Counties
(Arkansas) -- The push to bring casinos to four counties in Arkansas, including Boone, is back on the table. The private ballot committee proposing the casinos is called...

4/3/2018

article Casino committee shares past member
(Arkansas) -- The group advocating for a constitutional amendment on the November general election ballot to allow casinos in Boone and three other counties shows the...

4/2/2018

article BLOG: Dueling Casino Measures Could Dominate Airwaves
(Arkansas) -- Competing proposals to legalize casinos in four Arkansas counties may guarantee that voters will be inundated with ads on the issue, but the focus likely...

3/31/2018

article Analysis: Dueling casino measures could dominate airwaves
(Arizona) -- Competing proposals to legalize casinos in four Arkansas counties may guarantee that voters will be inundated with ads on the issue, but the focus likely...

3/29/2018

article Casino group told ballot bid still too fuzzy
(Arkansas) -- For the third time this year, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has balked at a proposed constitutional amendment advanced by the Driving Arkansas...
article Private group seeks OK for 4 casino sites in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A private committee has proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the creation of four casinos at specific locations in Benton, Boone,...

3/28/2018

article Second group proposes casino ballot measure
(Arkansas) -- A group is trying to put a measure on the Arkansas ballot in November that would legalize casinos in four counties, the second effort to put expanded...

3/27/2018

article Second group proposes casino ballot measure in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A group is trying to put a measure on the Arkansas ballot in November that would legalize casinos in four counties, the second effort to put expanded...

3/12/2018

article Attorney general reject's casino amendment wording
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling in Arkansas. The proposal would...

2/27/2018

article Arkansas Casino Measure Would Expand Gambling At Racetracks
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been revised to allow expanded gambling at a greyhound track and horse track that already offer video poker...

2/26/2018

article Arkansas casino measure would expand gambling at tracks
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been revised to allow expanded gambling at a greyhound track and horse track that already offer video poker...

2/8/2018

article Oaklawn, Southland casino-style wagering tops $5 billion in 2017
(Arkansas) -- Wagering at Arkansas’ only two casinos – Oaklawn and Southland – hit the proverbial jackpot in 2017, topping $5 billion in gambling...

1/18/2018

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial
(Arkansas) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...

1/6/2018

article Group proposes casino measure for Arkansas ballot
(Arkansas) -- A group is trying to put a measure on the ballot this fall that would allow up to three casinos in Arkansas to raise money for state highways. Driving...

1/5/2018

article Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways
(Arkansas) -- A group called Driving Arkansas Forward launched a ballot initiative on Friday, proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Arkansas that...

8/18/2017

article Panel approves extension of Arkansas lottery's Intralot pact
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's proposed seven-year extension of its multimillion-dollar gaming contract with Greece-based Intralot Inc. cleared a...

7/23/2017

article Arkansas lottery's retailers wary of debit fees
(Arkansas) -- Some Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailers are still unsure whether they will accept debit cards on ticket purchases when the law allowing the cards'...

6/15/2017

article No state money for gambling addiction in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- It does not say under the "Play Responsibly" tab on the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's website that Arkansas is one of only six states...

6/14/2017

article Arkansas attorney general again rejects proposal to legalize casino gambling in state
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in the state. In an...

5/22/2017

article Arkansas AG shoots down separate casino and marijuana ballot proposals
(Arkansas) -- Proposed constitutional amendments in Arkansas to allow casino gambling in the state and to legalize marijuana have been rejected by Attorney General...

5/21/2017

article Marijuana, casino ballot proposals in Arkansas are rejected
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected proposed state constitutional amendments to legalize marijuana and to allow casino gambling in the...

4/27/2017

article Arkansas Lawmakers OK Debit Cards For Lottery Buys
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas legislature recently passed Senate Bill 617, which will allow retailers to accept debit cards to pay for tickets for the Arkansas Scholarship...

4/19/2017

article Casinos can’t land at Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- For the fourth time of the year, a casino legalisation proposal has been dismissed in Arkansas. Last Monday, the State’s Attorney General Leslie...

4/18/2017

article Arkansas attorney general again rejects casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to approve gambling in the state....

4/6/2017

article Governor's Veto Highlights Gambling Issue
(Arkansas) -- Governor Asa Hutchinson's veto of a law that would have stripped a state agency of its power to enforce certain gambling laws highlights an issue law...

4/5/2017

article Hutchinson vetoes bill that changes gambling enforcement
(Arkansas) -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed legislation that would ban state Alcoholic Beverage Control officers from enforcing gambling laws in Arkansas.

3/24/2017

article Ark. bill prohibits Alcoholic Beverage Control from enforcing gambling machine laws
(Arkansas) -- In Arkansas, a bill already approved in the Senate came out of the House Rules Committee this week without comment. The bill, championed in the State...

3/22/2017

article Arkansas AG rejects wording of marijuana, casino proposals
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected proposed ballot items to legalize marijuana for recreational use and create a process for legalizing casino...

3/12/2017

article Bill could allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit cards
(Arkansas) -- A bill that cleared a Senate committee last week could bring changes in the way lottery tickets can be purchased. The bill, Senate Bill 617, would allow...

10/21/2016

article Arkansas court won't reconsider ruling against casinos issue
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision that votes on a casino-gambling issue not be counted this year. The state's...

10/20/2016

article Arkansas casino vote could impact OK
(Oklahoma) -- The argument that Oklahoma’s 117-plus casinos are pulling in tourists from Arkansas could take a hit if that state legalizes casino gambling in three...
article Battle continues over Ark. casino measure
(Arkansas) -- A group hoping to keep three casinos out of Arkansas are still pushing to keep Issue 5 off the ballot in November. On Thursday, Protect Arkansas Values -...
article Cherokee Nation donated $6M to Arkansas casino campaign
(Arkansas) -- Campaign finance reports show the Cherokee Nation gave $6 million to the group behind a casino legalization proposal that was disqualified from the...

10/19/2016

article $3.5M spent on casino measure; state court rejects amendment
(Arkansas) -- Advocates spent more than $3.5 million last month campaigning for and against a proposed amendment for which votes will not be counted, according to...

10/18/2016

article Cherokee Nation donated $6M to Arkansas casino campaign, reports show
(Arkansas) -- Campaign finance reports show the Cherokee Nation gave $6 million to the group behind a casino legalization proposal that was disqualified from the...

10/15/2016

article Missouri gaming operators happy with Arkansas Supreme Court casino decision
(Arkansas) -- Issue 5 was set to be voted on this November, giving residents in Arkansas the right to choose if they would like to see casinos allowed in three counties...

10/14/2016

article Arkansas State Supreme Court pulls casino measure from November ballot
(Arkansas) -- An Ozarks community is divided after casinos will not be legalized in these counties: Boone, Miller, and Washington. People in Harrison do not agree...
article Arkansas Supreme Court removes casino question from November ballot
(Arkansas) -- Casino gambling won’t be coming to the state of Arkansas anytime soon, thanks to the state Supreme Court. Arkansas voters who head to the polls this...
article Breaking: Arkansas Supreme Court kills casino amendment: Updated
(Arkansas) -- Included in a flurry of decisions today the Arkansas Supreme Court decided that citizens of the state will not get to decide whether to legalize three new...
article Why The Casino Amendement Was Booted Off The Ballot
(Arkansas) -- Issue 4 was an amendment to limit attorney contingency fees. Issue 5 was the casino ballot measure. We are just 11 days away from the start of early voting...

10/13/2016

article Arkansas high court strikes down casino ballot item
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters will not decide on whether to allow a casino in Branson's neighboring county after all. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that the...
article Arkansas Supreme Court removes casino measure from November ballot
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a measure that would have allowed three Arkansas counties to legalize gambling from the November ballot.
article Casino Amendment Kicked Off November Ballot by AR Supreme Court
(Arkansas) -- Issue 5 has been pulled off of the November ballot by the Arkansas Supreme Court for insufficient ballot title, according to our sister station in Little...
article AR Supreme Court deals MO casinos a winning hand
(Missouri) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a proposal Thursday to bring casinos to three Arkansas counties. Though supporters of the amendment said it would be...
article Business Owners Happy With Casino Amendment Rejection
(Arkansas) -- Gina Puckett knows when something doesn't taste right. "It would be horrible," she says. Puckett is a Manager at Rocky's Corner across...

10/12/2016

article Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce opposes casino measure
(Arkansas) -- The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has come out in opposition to a proposed initiative that would amend the Arkansas Constitution to allow casino...

10/4/2016

article Special Master: Casino Proposal Should Not Be On Ballot
(Arkansas) -- A ballot item to allow casinos to operate in Washington, Miller and Boone counties should not have been certified for the Nov. 8 ballot, a special master...

10/1/2016

article Former mayor sees potential in casinos
(Arkansas) -- Former Harrison Mayor Jeff Crockett said he saw enough economic potential in the proposed casino amendment that he hosted petitions for people in Boone...
article Local man describes dangers of casino gambling; Draws on gulf coast experiences
(Arkansas) -- Ronald Clayton Harrell arrived in Gulfport, Miss., on the day before Thanksgiving in 1991. What he soon found was the area had a real turkey on its hands.
article Former mayor sees potential in casinos
(Arkansas) -- Former Harrison Mayor Jeff Crockett said he saw enough economic potential in the proposed casino amendment that he hosted petitions for people in Boone...
article Local man describes dangers of casino gambling; Draws on gulf coast experiences
(Arkansas) -- Ronald Clayton Harrell arrived in Gulfport, Miss., on the day before Thanksgiving in 1991. What he soon found was the area had a real turkey on its hands....
article Opinions differ on casino gambling amendment
(Arkansas) -- Opinions differ on casino gambling amendment. There is no shortage of opinions on the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casinos to be...

9/29/2016

article Issue #5: Casino not-so-Royale
(Arkansas) -- Maybe I’m a snob, but my idea of a casino goer would be someone be in a tuxedo with a Walther PPK nestled in a shoulder holster, and not folks...

9/28/2016

article Eighty-Seven Arkansas Legislators Now Opposed To Casino Amendment
(Arkansas) -- Eighty-seven of the state’s 135 legislators, or 64.4%, have announced their opposition to Issue 5, which would create a constitutional amendment...

9/27/2016

article Ballot Includes Second Casino Proposal In Four Years
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters could decide in November whether to allow a limited number of casinos to operate in Arkansas, unless history repeats itself.
article JOHN BRUMMETT: Ignoble 'principles'
(Arkansas) -- The gold standard for constitutions is our national one, mainly for the array of simple yet profound concepts it advances. It soars as mostly a set of...

9/26/2016

article NEW POLL: Casino initiative trails, but has a chance for passage
(Arkansas) -- A constitutional amendment that would allow a casino to operate in three Arkansas counties – Boone, Miller and Washington – trails in popular...

9/25/2016

article Arkansas ballot to include casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters could decide in November whether to allow a limited number of casinos to operate in Arkansas, unless history repeats itself. Four years ago...

9/22/2016

article Rockaway Beach Mayor Calls Public Meeting, Tells Residents To Gear Up For Casino Fight
(Arkansas) -- The mayor of Rockaway Beach wants to gear the town's citizens up for another push to bring a casino to the small resort town. Investors and town...
article Rockaway Beach rekindles casino idea
(Arkansas) -- The idea of adding a casino is being rekindled in the “crown jewel” of the Ozarks. Rockaway Beach is beginning talks about changing the state...

9/20/2016

article Backers Of Casino Proposal Ask Court To Toss Legal Challenge
(Arkansas) -- The group sponsoring a proposal on the Arkansas ballot to allow casinos to operate in three counties filed a motion Monday asking the state Supreme Court...

9/17/2016

article Cherokees fund campaign for Arkansas casinos
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses has given $400,000 to a group working to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties. According to a campaign finance report...

9/16/2016

article Brawner: Casino vote makes strange bedfellows
(Arkansas) -- There’s a lot more to this debate over the proposed casino amendment than just whether or not Arkansas should have more slot machines than it already...

9/14/2016

article Anti-casino group funded by Oaklawn, Southland to fight ‘out-of-state opportunists’
(Arkansas) -- The group that opposes a voter-initiated act to authorize three casinos in Arkansas has received $109,500 in campaign donations from Oaklawn Racing and...
article Some Lawmakers Oppose Amendment Bringing Casinos To Three Arkansas Counties
(Arkansas) -- This November Arkansas voters will decide whether they want casinos in three different counties, one of those being Washington County.

9/13/2016

article Legislators speak out against casino proposal
(Arkansas) -- A bipartisan group of Arkansas legislators spoke out Monday against a ballot issue that would allow three casinos to operate in the state.
article LETTER: Already have casinos [2nd Item]
(Arkansas) -- I admit to being a fan of casino gambling. I have my Oaklawn "player's card" and know how to find my way into its casino. We need some...

9/12/2016

article 40 Arkansas lawmakers back anti-casino campaign
(Arkansas) -- Forty state legislators oppose a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties, a group hoping to block votes on the measure announced Monday.
article Dog and horse tracks back group who want to block casinos in three Arkansas counties
(Arkansas) -- Three companies in Arkansas want to open out casinos in Washington, Boone, and Miller counties and are backed by a group called Arkansas Wins in 2016.

9/10/2016

article Analysis: Casino fight shows gambling’s reach in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The fight over a ballot measure to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties isn’t focusing on whether gambling is good or bad.
article Arkansas court: No oral arguments for casino measure case
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas' highest court says it won't hold oral arguments on whether to disqualify a casino legalization measure from the November ballot.
article Justice Goodson steps aside in suit over casino measure
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson has recused from hearing a case challenging plans to authorize up to three additional casinos in the state.
article Brawner: 'Tis the season for lawsuits
(Arkansas) -- Every calendar year has four seasons, and so does every campaign year. There’s the filing season, when potential candidates decide to run; the...

9/7/2016

article Lawsuit Filed to Block Arkansas Casinos Ballot Proposal
(Arkansas) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Arkansas Supreme Court asks the justices to block an effort to legalize casinos in three counties, the latest in a growing...

9/3/2016

article Analysis: Lawsuits against ballot measures face uphill fight in Ark.
(Arkansas) -- A pair of lawsuits against a so-called tort reform proposal and others against the effort to legalize medical marijuana means Arkansas' ballot...
article Arkansas Casino Measure to Go Before Voters in November
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas casino measure will go before voters this November asking residents if they’re ready to finally end gambling prohibition.
article Arkansas Puts Casino Gambling Legalization Referendum on November Ballot
(Arkansas) -- Residents of Arkansas will have the opportunity in November to decide if they want casino gambling in their state thanks to a petition that earned enough...
article Arkansas voters to decide on casino amendment
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas will have the chance to cast their ballot on whether to allow casinos in three counties after a group calling itself Arkansas Wins In...

9/2/2016

article Ballot Initiative Threatens Oaklawn Gaming
(Arkansas) -- The gaming operation that bolsters Thoroughbred purses at Oaklawn Park will face the threat of increased competition for gambling dollars if a Nov. 8...

9/1/2016

article Could lawsuit stop casinos?
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Wins in 2016 is excited about the casino amendment making the November general election ballot, but some officials in Boone County aren’t as...

8/27/2016

article Arkansas governor criticizes marijuana, casino proposals
(Arkansas) -- Legalizing medical marijuana would be a drain on the state's resources, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday as legalization supporters asked the state...

7/27/2016

article Arkansas casino campaign wins more time to gather signatures
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have won additional time to gather signatures to put the proposal on the November...

7/11/2016

article Casino, tort reform supporters submit signatures in effort to qualify for November ballot
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of an amendment that would authorize casinos in Boone, Miller and Washington counties submitted 92,120 signatures Friday (July 8), while...

7/9/2016

article Arkansas casino measure backers submit petitions
(Arkansas) -- A group proposing casinos in three Arkansas counties has submitted signatures to try and get its measure on the November ballot.
article More ballot measures meet filing deadline
(Arkansas) -- Proponents of ballot measures legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas, authorizing three casinos and limiting noneconomic damages in lawsuits against...
article OP/ED: Why I signed
(Arkansas) -- Surrounding states for years have raked in many millions each year from lottery games and other forms of legalized gambling. My historically dry hometown...

7/8/2016

article Arkansas groups face deadline for ballot measure petitions
(Arkansas) -- Groups hoping to get casino legalization, medical marijuana and limits on medical lawsuits before Arkansas voters are expected to submit their petitions to...

7/6/2016

article Group looks to northern Arkansas for next casino
(Arkansas) -- Signing up to place a bets in Boone County: Arkansas Wins 2016 now says they will submit in excess of the eighty-four thousand signatures needed to ask...

6/21/2016

article Arkansas Casino Proposal Needs 85,000 Signatures
(Arkansas) -- A group in Arkansas is trying to collect some 85,000 signatures in order to put a casino proposal before voters in November, but the deadline for doing so...

6/15/2016

article Casino group has until July deadline to get on fall ballot
(Arkansas) -- A group trying to create three casinos in Arkansas has until July 8 to obtain 84,859 signatures to place the issue on the ballot. Arkansas Wins in 2016...

6/9/2016

article Supporters of casino proposal in Arkansas have one month to get signatures
(Arkansas) -- A group supporting a proposed amendment to Arkansas’s constitution to legalize casinos in three counties has until July 8 to submit voter signatures...
article NWA editorial: A bad bet
(Arkansas) -- Washington County doesn't need a casino, thank you very much. Word came last week out of Little Rock that Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had approved...

6/8/2016

article Casino proposal has one month to gather signatures
(Arkansas) -- Exactly one month from Wednesday, June 8, groups hoping to have their issue placed on the ballot in November will be asked to turn in voter's...

6/7/2016

article COLUMN: Casinos among best bets to make the ballot
(Arkansas) -- Where Arkansans practice pure democracy — we make the laws rather than elected officials doing it — is in the ballot issues. This year, those...

6/3/2016

article Proposed amendment to build 3 casinos in Ark.
(Arkansas) -- A group of business leaders from Arkansas and Missouri want to keep local gamblers from leaving the state. They have started the process to place an...

6/2/2016

article AG approves ballot proposal that would allow casinos in three Arkansas counties
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot measure to allow casinos to operate in three Arkansas counties.
article AG Rutledge Approves Casino Ballot Initiative
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved a ballot initiative on Wednesday that would allow authorized casino gambling in three Arkansas counties.
article Casino measure's ballot title approved
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas attorney general approved the language of a proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters in November, would allow three...

5/13/2016

article Arkansas AG rejects wording of casino ballot measure
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at allowing three casinos to operate in Arkansas.

5/12/2016

article Revived push for casinos in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- In an effort to bring more casinos to Arkansas, a group has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who will...

5/11/2016

article Group trying to get 3 casinos in Arkansas on the 2016 ballot
(Arkansas) -- A group wanting to bring several casinos to Arkansas is trying to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot for a vote. The proposed...
article New Push For More Casinos in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- A new effort to bring more casinos to Arkansas is in the works. The plan would allow the possibility of one casino each in Boone, Miller, and Washington...

4/10/2016

article State's involvement in A.C. stretches back decades
(Atlantic City) -- State agencies started expanding their roles in the city more than two decades before the current struggle between Gov. Chris Christie and the resort...

11/2/2015

article MONEY MATTERS: Arkansans Split on Tribal Gaming's Economic Impact
(Arkansas) -- Casinos in Arkansas are one of the most controversial topics in the state. In the past 20 years, about five different amendments and initiatives have tried...

5/30/2015

article A new life for Atlantic City's Claridge Hotel
(Atlantic City) -- It's hard to make out against the crush of casino closings, but some things in Atlantic City are being reborn. Start with the Claridge Hotel,...

5/19/2015

article Moody's sees mixed bag in upcoming A.C. bond sales
(Atlantic City) -- An analysis issued Monday by Moody's Investors Service said Atlantic City could benefit from state support when it tries to sell about $55 million...

5/13/2015

article Atlantic City casino revenue falls 16 percent in April
(Atlantic City) -- A double-digit increase in Internet gambling revenue was among the few highlights in an otherwise tough April that saw the casino industry’s...

4/25/2015

article Column: What are the odds? / Casino? Unknot those knickers!
(Arkansas) -- Here we go again. What's this big kerfuffle about some sort of casino coming to Little Rock? It sure has a lot of folks all worked up.

3/31/2015

article Take at state-line casinos up in '13
(Arkansas) -- American Indian-owned casinos in Oklahoma saw their revenue increase well above industry trends in 2013, according to a report released Monday.

3/27/2015

article Arkansas House backs changes to lottery-funded scholarships
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas House has approved two major changes to the way lottery-funded scholarships are awarded. By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that...

3/9/2015

article Senate approves bill to reduce lottery scholarships
(Arkansas) -- The state Senate on Monday approved a bill to reduce the size of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and change the program's requirements for...

2/27/2015

article Editorial: Shift at lottery no sure bet
(Arkansas) -- "Hi I'm Asa Hutchinson, governor of the great state of Arkansas, and I want you to win, win, win. But, my fellow Arkansans, you can't win if...

2/24/2015

article Arkansas House passes lottery bill, sends to Hutchinson
(Arkansas) -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson will sign a bill to abolish the state's independent lottery commission and place the games under his supervision, a spokesman for...

2/18/2015

article Arkansas House panel supports disbanding lottery commission
(Arkansas) -- The days could be numbered for the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery. The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would...

2/10/2015

article Senate panel advances bill to abolish lottery commission
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to abolish the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery and put the games under a state agency's control is heading to the...

1/31/2015

article 8 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery workers could lose their jobs
(Arkansas) -- Eight employees at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could have their positions axed if the lottery becomes part of the Arkansas Department of Finance and...

1/19/2015

article Casino gambling continues to grow in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- Talk Business rounded up the 2014 totals on casino gambling at Southland Park in West Memphis and Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

12/29/2014

article Changes likely coming to Arkansas Lottery system
(Arkansas) -- A report commissioned by state lawmakers came back earlier this month with some strong recommendations about how to improve the Arkansas Scholarship...
article Lottery Commission approves contract extension with Intralot
(Arkansas) -- In a special telephone meeting today, the Arkansas Lottery Commission approved a three-year contract extension with Intralot, a supplier of on-line and...

12/6/2014

article Instant racing saved Arkansas horse track: Is Texas next?
(Arkansas) -- Eric Jackson knows how Texas horsemen feel. He, too, faced an uncertain future — watching crowds at the only Arkansas horse-racing track dwindle and...

12/5/2014

article Legislative panel hears report critiquing lottery, director’s response
(Arkansas) -- The legislative committee that oversees the state lottery heard testimony Friday from consultants who said the lottery needs a new business strategy and an...

11/7/2014

article Renovated gaming floor ready to open at Southland
(Arkansas) -- Millions of dollars have gone into the expansion at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. The $38 million investment is in hopes that hundreds of new games and...

10/23/2014

article Company slams Legislature over no-bid contract with lottery consultants
(Arkansas) -- A Georgia company that at one time was interested in providing consulting services to the Arkansas lottery complained Thursday that the Legislature...

9/9/2014

article Atlantic City's casino 'crisis' poses new challenge for Christie, political future
(Atlantic City) -- Just days after two major casino-hotels closed, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to this iconic seaside resort Monday to huddle with lawmakers and...

7/29/2014

article Local, state Republican leaders plan to protect casino monopoly through 2016
(Atlantic City) -- At a press conference held by Republican leaders at the Steel Pier Tuesday, Assemblyman Chris Brown and assembly leader Jon Bramnick said they were...

7/23/2014

article Moody's downgrades Atlantic City's debt
(Wall Street) -- Moody's Investors Service announced Wednesday that it has downgraded Atlantic City's underlying general obligation rating from Baa2 to Ba1 and...

7/20/2014

article The finances of lottery offices
(Arkansas) -- We shall watch and see if the move to relocate the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Redemption Center from Springdale to Fayetteville results in a firestorm of...

7/8/2014

article Assemblyman to offer ideas to help Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- In the latest effort for a solution to overcome Atlantic City's sagging fortunes, Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, will espouse his ideas at a...
article Shryock: With Showboat's closure, my winning streak is over
(Atlantic City) -- Once, when bitten by the gambling bug in Atlantic City, I tried a new tact to reverse my losing ways when there were eight Boardwalk casinos.

7/6/2014

article Keno opens a new fight over lottery
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas lottery officials won't just be making the case for why they should be allowed to expand their games to include offerings such as keno when...

7/2/2014

article Arkansas delays new electronic games
(Arkansas) -- Anyone hoping to play keno in Arkansas will have to wait until next spring. After initially attempting to launch the games in the state by this fall, the...

7/1/2014

article Arkansas Senate panel advances keno moratorium
(Arkansas) -- A Senate panel has advanced a proposal barring the Arkansas lottery from launching monitor games such as keno until next spring, opting for a moratorium...

6/30/2014

article Arkansas panel OK with delay in lottery keno game
(Arkansas) -- A House panel has endorsed a modified proposal to restrict the lottery from starting monitor-style games such as keno, approving a moratorium rather than...
article House panel advances compromise bill on lottery monitor games
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to bar the state lottery, at least temporarily, from introducing monitor games cleared a House committee Wednesday.

6/28/2014

article UPDATE: Oaklawn wins again, lottery restriction bill makes the call
(Arkansas) -- Just in from Gov. Mike Beebe's office: He WILL add the bill limiting expansion of the Arkansa lottery into keno-style games to the call of the special...

6/27/2014

article Atlantic City casino closing; another may follow
(Atlantic City) -- Lady Luck is running out for this New Jersey resort center and Monopoly inspiration, with another casino announcing its closure Friday. The Showboat...
article There's gambling; and then there's Oaklawn. Meet the hypocrites
(Arkansas) -- Shazam. The rest of the media world has discovered the fight to limit the Arkansas lottery is being driven by lobbyists for the Oaklawn casino in Hot...
article Arkansas governor adds proposal to restrict lottery monitor games to special session agenda
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday added a proposal to the agenda for next week's legislative session prohibiting the state lottery from adding monitor...

6/26/2014

article Place your bets: Gambling battle at legislature ratchets up
(Arkansas) -- Someday the rest of the media world will discover that the bitter battle, led by Sen. Jonathan Dismang, to get a lottery-limiting bill on the special...

6/2/2014

article Gambling Near Fort Smith Continues to Expand
(Arkansas) -- Western Arkansas remains an attractive target market for American Indian tribes seeking to expand their gambling business. That’s borne out by a...
article Tribal Land in Arkansas Draws Scrutiny
(Arkansas) -- Two Indian tribes have made successful forays into Arkansas to reclaim historic ties through land ownership. One was made with the aid of a gift and the...

5/24/2014

article Legislators look at Keno ban for special session
(Arkansas) -- A group of legislators said Friday they hope to introduce a bill to block the Arkansas lottery from offering fast-paced Keno gambling, if the governor...

4/20/2014

article Opinion: The politics of the Arkansas Lottery
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Lottery Commission and its Director Bishop Woosley, in an effort to make a big correction in financial stability, may have recently caused the...

4/16/2014

article Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games
(Arkansas) -- A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery...
article Lottery Commission votes to pursue monitor games
(Arkansas) -- The state Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to pursue adding monitor games, a day after a legislative panel said it disapproved of the idea.

1/20/2014

article W. Memphis casino, racetrack to expand, add jobs
(Arkansas) -- Southland Park in West Memphis announced Friday that it will spend $37.4 million to expand its casino-style gambling area in a move that will add 60 jobs.

1/17/2014

article Gaming park betting on continued growth with $37M expansion
(Arkansas) -- New jobs, new games, and more space are headed to Southland Park in West Memphis as the gaming and racing venue begins a $37 million expansion.
article Southland Park starting $37M expansion to casino area; facility to get new exterior, eatery
(Arkansas) -- Southland Park in West Memphis is starting work on a $37 million expansion that will give the greyhound track an expanded casino-style gambling area and a...
article Scholarship fund to shrink if Arkansas lottery sales don't pick up
(Arkansas) -- In the four years Arkansas has had the lottery, it has not lost money on a game but their luck ran out on the latest Million Dollar Raffle. It comes as the...

7/27/2013

article THV Wants To Know: Casinos in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- It's called a game of skill, but that doesn't mean it's casino gambling, according to officials at Oaklawn. Casinos are illegal in Arkansas,...

6/28/2013

article Oaklawn to add 50-plus gambling terminals
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs says it is planning to add more than 50 new gambling terminals at its casino-style operation.

1/13/2013

article Electronic gaming sets new record in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- It wasn’t even a photo finish. Casino-style gambling at Arkansas’ two racetracks crossed the finish line in December setting a new annual...

11/13/2012

article Arkansas casino wagers reach new high
(Arkansas) -- With October’s monthly report, electronic games of skill wagering at Arkansas’ two racetracks and casinos cleared $2.25 billion as the calendar...

10/31/2012

article Casino votes no longer count
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas votes will not won’t be counted for or against on a proposed ballot measure that would have allowed casino gambling in the state under...

10/5/2012

article Arkansas Supreme Court rejects proposed ballot measure to allow casino gambling
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters will not get the chance to vote on a proposed ballot measure that would have allowed casino gambling in the state.

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