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Churchill-Magna venture gains Oaklawn Park as client

News Brief: TrackNet Media Group LLC, a joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc. and Magna Entertainment Corp., has added Oaklawn Park to its client list.

Arkansas official pushes for lottery

News Brief; Lt. Gov. Bill Halter will push for a statewide lottery to benefit college scholarships in Arkansas.

Heard it on the river: In defense of dealers and bad beats in blackjack

Schiffer reminds players that dealers are people too, so don't blame them for bad beats.

Arkansas governor remains against casino

News Brief: Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe is unlikely to reconsider his opposition to a proposed Fort Smith casino in response to a letter-writing campaign, a spokesman said.

Heard it on the River

Rudi Schiffer provides an update of everything Tunica in this week's edition of "Heard it on the River."

Arkansas casino backer won't give up

News Brief: Bennie Westphal said he still supports the idea of a proposed riverfront casino in Fort Smith despite it being opposed by the regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Arkansas tribal casino plans blocked

News Brief: The Eastern Oklahoma office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has recommended against allowing the United Keetoowah Band to have a casino on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.

Arkansas track wins big with games

News Brief: Patrons at Southland Park Gaming and Racing plopped more than $92 million into 'games of skill' in the first six months after the renovated greyhound track and gaming parlor reopened last fall.

Arkansas commission supports casino

News Brief: The Fort Smith Advertising and Promotion Commission voted 5-2 Tuesday to support a proposal for a casino and hotel along Fort Smith"s riverfront.

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.

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