Arkansas casino expansion to go to vote

Arkansas, casino, horse racing, sports betting
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A proposal that would see the expansion of land-based casino operations in the state of Arkansas will go before a public vote in November.

If it plans were to come to pass the legislative amendment would allow for the operation of casino gaming at horse racing track in Oaklawn and a greyhound track in West Memphis as well as allowing the construction of two further purpose-built properties.

Backed by the regional advocacy group, Driving Arkansas Forward and both the Cherokee and Quapaw tribes the proposal will go before a public vote on 8 November as part of state election season.

Licence fees would be set at around $250,000 per venue with no current details about revenue sharing having emerged to date. Operations would in turn be regulated by the Arkansas Racing Commission.

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