Casino ballot initiative approved by Arkansas AG

Casino ballot initiative approved by Arkansas AG

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved a ballot initiative that would allow authorised casino gambling in three Arkansas counties.

US.- Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General approved a ballot initiative that would allow authorised casino gambling in three Arkansas counties.

According to Rutledge, if the ballot initiative is approved by voters, it would create a constitutional amendment allowing authorised casinos in Washington, Boone and Miller counties.

This proposal was rejected by Rutledge on May 12 over “ambiguities in the text and the absence of a complete summary of the proposal in the ballot title,” but it was later revised and resubmitted.

A spokesman for the group behind the initiative said in a statement: “Arkansas Wins in 2016 is grateful for the attorney general’s timely approval of our amendment language, and we look forward to beginning the signature gathering process to put this issue on the ballot in November. We believe that this amendment can serve as a catalyst for economic development, job creation, tourism and increased tax revenues for the state, cities and counties, and expect that voters will agree.”