Poker player Nancy Todd seeks to open casinos in Arkansas

Aug 20, 2012 6:32 PM

Professional poker player Nancy Todd plans to continue her fight to get a referendum in Arkansas this November that would grant her exclusive rights to open casinos in four counties.

A judge has agreed with challengers that the language needs adjustment before it can be placed on a ballot. Arkansas law permits language changes on ballot questions. Todd says the ruling will not deter her from submitting the 78,133 signatures necessary to make the referendum.

Principal objectors have been Southland, a dog track owned by Delaware North Cos. of Buffalo, N.Y. The track now operates as a casino. The company is the principal supporter of Stop Casino Now, an organization chaired by a former president of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Organization.