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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.

Arkansas Communities to Vote on Gambling

News Brief: Two communities in Arkansas would be allowed to vote on whether to expand gambling at horse and dog tracks under a bill passed Tuesday by the state House.

Investigators: Tour Bus was Unsafe

News Brief: A tour bus that crashed in Arkansas, killing 14 people, was unsafe and would not have been allowed on the road if it had been inspected before the trip, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Casino Trip Ends in Tragedy

News Brief: A bus trip from Chicago to a Mississippi gambling town for a group of friends and relatives ended in a tragic crash.

Arkansas County to Decide on Casino

News Brief: The Crittenden County Quorum Court is expected to decide today whether to endorse casino development in the county.

Arkansas Pull-Tab Tickets Pulled

News Brief: An Arkansas convenience store has been asked to stop selling pull-tabs that looked an awful lot like lottery tickets.

Arkansas Instant Racing Has Record Month

News Brief: Instant Racing had its best month ever at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park when patrons poured $5.82 million through the machines in February.

Arkansas Expanded Gaming Bill Fails

News Brief: A measure that would have allowed electronic gaming at Arkansas racetracks failed to make it out of the state House Rules Committee.

Arkansas Group Spends $300,000 Against Gambling

News Brief: Arkansans for the 21 st Century spent almost $300,000 last month to fight an expansion in gambling.

Arkansas Casino Amendment Revisited

News Brief: The man who’s trying to get casino-type wagering legalized in drinking establishments in Arkansas says he’s scratching his first proposed constitutional amendment and will start over with a retooled version.

Arkansas Legislature Flooded with Anti-Gambling Callers

News Brief: No measure that would allow casino gambling in Arkansas is under consideration by the Legislature in its current special session but that isn't keeping callers from flooding telephone lines with messages against gambling.

Arkansas Attorney General Won't Comment on Gambling Law

News Brief: Attorney General Mike Beebe has turned down a request for an opinion on the constitutionality of an Arkansas gambling law.

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