Arkansas group fights casinos

Arkansas group fights casinos

September 12, 2018 3:00 AM


In Arkansas, the battle over expanded gambling that includes sports betting rages on.

Monday, a group in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment, just certified for inclusion on the November ballot allowing voters to decide the issue, filed legal action with the Arkansas Supreme Court seeking to disqualify the ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state and allow them to take sports wagers.

The proposed amendment would allow currently operating electronic casinos at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, home to a historic horseracing track, and Southland, a West Memphis greyhound track, to expand their gaming operations. It would also allow casinos in Pope and Jefferson counties.