Arkansas officials seek to block casino proposal
Arkansas election officials are being asked to block a proposal vying for the November ballot that would give a private business the exclusive right to operate casinos in four counties.
The Stop Casinos Now Committee on Monday asked the secretary of state's office to rule that the casino proposal submitted by professional poker player Nancy Todd is not legally sufficient to appear on the November ballot.
Election officials are going through Todd's petitions to determine whether she turned in enough signatures from registered voters to qualify.
The anti-casinos committee is bankrolled by the company that owns Southland Gaming and Racing, the West Memphis dog track that also offers electronic games such as video poker.
Election officials last week said a competing casino proposal didn't meet the signature requirement.
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