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.