Arkansas dismisses casino proposal

The attorney general rejected a casino proposal in Arkansas because the title was too long.

US.- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge decided to reject a casino proposal because she said she wasn’t able to certify the bill since its name was too long. She explained that a court would never allow such a lengthy title.

According to Arkansas News, the proposal established that a vote had to be held in the general election to see if citizens wanted two new casinos in the city or not. The bill included a measure that if 3 percent of the voters in a town of at least 28k people signed the petition, they had to vote on it. Furthermore, it could only happen in counties where the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division had previously approved facilities to sell alcohol.

The attorney general believed that since the proposal contained approximately 1000 words, it was likely to be rejected by a court. The certification request was submitted by Barry Emigh of Hot Springs and whilst the AG said that this title was shorter than previous attempts, it was still pretty long.