Arkansas to discuss casino rules

The Racing Commission meets this week to discuss casino rules. Credits: AP

The Racing Commission will meet on Thursday to discuss the proposed rules for casinos in the state.

US.- The Racing Commission of Arkansas is set to meet on Thursday in order to discuss a change in local regulations for casinos. An agency spokesperson revealed that the changes are part of an attempt to toughen requirements in proposed licensing rules.

The commission is within the state Department of Finance and Administration, which is set to oversee the licensing and operation of the four casinos in the state, that were legalised by voters in the November 2018 elections.

Scott Hardin, spokesman for the finance department, said that the change in draft rules is part of an “an evolving process as the Commission works to establish the best possible set of draft rules,” and not a response to a lawsuit in Pope County. “As we approach next week’s meeting, this edit presents the Commission a new option for consideration,” Hardin said. “The change is a result of ongoing review of the amendment and its intention. It is not uncommon for draft rules to receive adjustments as this is simply a component of the process.”

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