The group that is in favour of legalising casino gambling in the state has raised US$1.2 million.
US.- Driving Arkansas Forward, the group that is trying to legalise casinos in four counties, has revealed that it raised more than US$1.2 million last month. The group reported this week that it has approximately US$537k on hand to campaign for the amendment.
The proposal wants to get the casino industry expanded into a Hot Springs horse track and West Memphis greyhound track that already offer video poker and other electronic games. The proposal would also legalise casinos in Pope and Jefferson counties.
The secretary of state’s office is currently reviewing petitions that the group submitted this month in order for the proposal to be considered. Driving Arkansas Forward said that it spent US$715,711 last month, US$385k of that for advertising. Moreover, it said that the majority of the donations came from the Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe and Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC.