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New special master in casino amendment challenge

The Arkansas Supreme Court today named retired Judge John Jennings as special master to review evidence in challenges to petition signatures in the case seeking to disqualify a propose constitutional amendment that would legalize three new casinos owned by corporations controlled by two Missouri businessmen.
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Casino v. Casino: The fight on Issue 5

The latest debate on more casino gambling in Arkansas is more likely to be decided by public attitudes about gambling in general rather than some of the legal questions raised by opponents, casino operators themselves.

Special master recuses in casino amendment challenge

Retired Circuit Judge Ben Story of Forrest City sent a letter to the Arkansas Supreme Court Saturday recusing from an appointment as a special master to review evidence about signature gathering in the lawsuit seeking to disqualify the casino amendment from the ballot.

Casinos vs. casinos: The fight over Issue 5

The campaign against a casino gambling amendment begins with a news conference this morning at the Capitol. There's at least a touch of irony in the chief argument used by opponents of the measure.

Lawsuit challenges casino amendment

A group opposing additional casinos in Arkansas asked the state Supreme Court yesterday to disqualify an enabling amendment currently approved for the November ballot.

More signatures turned in for casino amendment

The group hoping to win voter approval for three more casinos in Arkansas turned in additional signatures today for checking by the secretary of state.

Another casino measure lurking in 2016

Having heard word that somebody was working on the form of a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in Arkansas, I browsed through Ethics Commission filings and indeed found such a committee.

Oaklawn adds an assistant general manager with casino experience

Oaklawn Park has added an assistant general manager position and filled it with a casino industry veteran.

Quapaw tribe blames Oaklawn for opposition to trust application

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma today criticized Oaklawn Park, the race track and casino in Hot Springs, for encouraging opposition to its application to gain federal trust status for land it acquired near the Little Rock Port.

Idaho shuts down "instant racing" slot machines

Idaho, unlike Arkansas, knows a gambling machine when it sees one. It has outlawed the instant racing machines pioneered by Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs as illegal gambling.

The open line, news video and news: Rape at Hendrix; 'Dixie' out, Wabash Cannonball in; Quapaw harvest purple hulls

An open line, news video and news: A rape at Hendrix apartment; a fight song swap in Forth Smith; a purple hull pea harvest.

Quapaws respond to local resistance to plans for Pulaski land; blame Oaklawn

Quapaw tribe tells federal officials — again — it has no plans for casino on 160 acres it wants to put into trust east of Little Rock and blames Oaklawn Park for stirring up opposition for fear it might be a potential gambling competitor.