Arkansas insists on gambling ban

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Credits: I-5 Design & Manufacture.

Gambling developments in Arkansas would not be possible for now, as officials determined.

US.- Since the beginning of the year, Arkansas residents have proposed several casino projects that are systematically rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. The state’s official has proved that new casinos would not be possible under her term. Arkansas is delayed as to gaming legislations in comparison with the majority of the states.

Arkansas Attorney General has rejected at least five attempts to regulate the casino industry. The official previously considered the name of the amendment as “overly long and complicated” and she also stated that the proposal lacked relevant information such as the conditions for the creation of the Fairplay Holdings Ballot Question Committee, which would have held polls to reunite the residents’ opinions.

The Attorney General added that the casino law sponsor should be clear about legislative conditions to name and participate as members of the casino commission. Moreover, Rutledge demanded further information about licensing process and casino tax laws.

Arkansas resident, Barry Emigh of Hot Springs, has been introducing gaming amendments since the beginning of the year, always obtaining the same answer. However, the state took a huge step by regulating the daily fantasy sports industry earlier this year, which generated a more positive perspective to debate on further gaming laws.

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