Second Group to File Casino Ballot Measure in AR

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(via KARK)

A group is working to have a bill on the ballot this fall that would legalize casinos in four counties. 

This is the second attempt to put expanded gambling before voters this year.

On Tuesday, Arkansas Wins in 2018 Inc. filed paperwork with the Arkansas Ethics Commission to campaign for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize casinos at specifically designated locations in Benton, Boone, Miller and Pulaski counties.

The new proposal was filed with the Arkansas attorney general’s office. The measure’s language must be approved by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge before supporters can gather signatures to try and place the measure on the November ballot. 

Another group, Driving Arkansas Forward, is working towards a separate proposal for November’s ballot that would legalize casinos in four counties, including at a horse track and greyhound track.

Click here to read the submitted application. 

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