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Pope County Judge Ben Cross expects the issue of building a casino in the county will eventually wind up in the courts. But whatever happens, “I will follow the law.”
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Pope County Says Casino Not a Good FitLock Icon

Garland and Crittenden counties have long histories as hosts of gaming establishments. Jefferson County needs jobs. But Pope County? read more >
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Arkansas Voters Legalize Casinos in 4 Counties

Arkansas voters have approved a measure legalizing casinos in four counties, including at a horse track and dog track that already offer video poker and other electronic gambling. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Casino Campaign Raises More Than $2.7M

A campaign to legalize casinos in Arkansas has raised more than $2.7 million this month from two American Indian tribes in Oklahoma and the parent owner of a dog track in West Memphis. read more >
Government & Politics

Study: Casinos Could Generate $39M Per Year for Governments

A study by an economic research institute has found that the economic impact from approving Arkansas' casino ballot measure could result in 6,000 additional jobs for the state and $39 million in annual state and local revenue. read more >
Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Cherokee, Quapaw Tribes Betting on Casino AmendmentLock Icon

Two Native American tribes triumphed last week when the Arkansas secretary of state’s office said enough signatures had been gathered to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot and let voters decide on legalizing casino gambling. read more >
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Arkansas Casino Legalization Proposal Approved for Ballot

A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been approved for the November ballot. read more >
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Pro-Casino Group Raises $1M in July for Arkansas Proposal

An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. read more >
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Driving Arkansas Forward Gets More Time for Signatures

Supporters of a proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas have been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. read more >
Tourism

Driving Arkansas Forward Raises $1.2M for Pro-Casino Measure

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. read more >
Nate Steel
Government & Politics

Supporters of Arkansas Ballot Measures Turn in Thousands of Signatures

Thousands of signatures for proposals to legalize casinos in Arkansas, raise the minimum wage and impose stricter term limits were submitted Friday to election officials in the hopes of putting the measures on the November ballot. read more >
Arkansas Supreme Court Building in Little Rock
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Approve Casino Measure Wording

Arkansas' highest court rejected an effort Monday to force the state's attorney general to approve the wording of a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in four counties. read more >
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Rejected 4 Times, Group Asks State Supreme Court to OK Casino Ballot Title

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 certify the ballot title. read more >
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Dueling Casino Measures Could Dominate Airwaves (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

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 won't be whether the state needs another gambling option. read more >
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Second Group Proposes Casino Ballot Measure in 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 gambling before voters this year. read more >
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Arkansas Casino Measure Would Expand Gambling at Tracks

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 and other electronic games. read more >
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Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for highways. read more >
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Group Proposes Casino Amendment to Fund Highways

A group called Driving Arkansas Forward launched a ballot initiative on Friday, proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Arkansas that would generate more money for highways. read more >