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Arkansas amendment may open door for tribal operations

ews Brief: A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize charitable bingo would open the door for Indian tribes to have for-profit bingo operations in Arkansas, according to legal experts from around the country.

Arkansas casino plan denied

News Brief: The Fort Smith Planning Commission has denied the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma"s request to rezone land it owns in Arkansas for a casino parking lot and RV park.

Arkansas' Gambling Rules Reviewed

News Brief: State legislators reviewed new rules and regulations governing expanded gambling at the state's two pari-mutuel racetracks.

Developer Looks to Sign Agreement with Tribe

ews Brief: A developer behind a proposed casino in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, says his next step is forging legal agreements that will hold him and a partnering Indian tribe accountable for their promises regarding the project.

Arkansas Commission Expected to Approve Gambling Regulations

ews Brief: Arkansas Racing Commission expects to approve electronic-gambling regulations when it meets Tuesday in Little Rock, the agency manager says, bringing another wagering option a step closer to reality at the state’s two parimutuel racetracks.

Arkansas Business Group Supports Casino

News Brief: Central Business Improvement District commissioners on Thursday unanimously voted to recommend the Fort Smith Board of Directors support the United Keetoowah Band’s effort to build a casino and hotel along the Arkansas River.

Arkansas Mayor Won't Support Casino

News Brief: Fort Smith Mayor Ray Baker has expressed concern about a proposed riverfront casino.

Businessman: Timing Right for Arkansas Gambling Expansion

News Brief: A Texas businessman pushing a new gambling amendment said Monday that the timing may be right for approval of a statewide lottery and casinos in Arkansas.

Arkansas Gambling House Busted

News Brief: An ongoing investigation into alleged gambling activities in Jefferson County resulted in the seizure of 17 slot-type machines at a house in the southern part of the county Tuesday night.

Appeal Likely in Judge's Dismissal of Expanded Gambling Suit

News Brief: A judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a 2005 state law that allows expanded gambling at the Oaklawn Park race track in Hot Springs is likely to be appealed.

Arkansas May Reconsider Casinos

News Brief: This November, if gambling proponents get enough signatures on their petition, Arkansas voters may get to have their say again, this time on a proposal similar to the one that went down in flames six years ago.

Politicians Oppose Arkansas Casino Proposal

News Brief: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, and Rep. John Boozman plan to oppose a proposal to build an American Indian tribal casino on the downtown riverfront in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Senator: More Gambling Interests in Arkansas

News Brief: There may be more interest in gambling proposals in Arkansas this year, according to state Sen. Kim Hendren.

Expanded Gambling Narrowly Approved for Oaklawn Park

News Brief: Voters in Hot Springs, Arkansas, narrowly approved a measure on Tuesday allowing Oaklawn Park to offer electronic games of skill.

Arkansas Track Bets on Gaming Terminals

News Brief: Southland Greyhound Park are a looking to bring back customers with video gambling terminals.

Arkansas Committee Clash Over Casino Proposal

News Brief: Board members of the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo's governing authority have differing feelings about a casino proposed for land next to the riverwalk project.

Gaming Amendment Cleared for Signature-Gathering

An Arkansas legislator has succeeded in gaining certification for a ballot proposal to authorize a state-run gambling commission.

Cities Encouraged to Hold Special Elections on Gambling

The operators of the Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Ark., and Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., have asked their city governments to call special elections for Nov. 8.

Arkansas Gambling Proposal Rejected

News Brief: An Arkansas legislator's ballot proposal to legalize gambling was shot down Monday by Attorney General Mike Beebe because of a typographical error in the measure's title.

Police Seize More Than 100 Machines In Raid

Police seized more than 100 machines in a series of gambling raids in Pine Bluff, marking the culmination of a months-long investigation.

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