Casino gaming set to start April 1 in AR

Casino gaming set to start April 1 in AR


IS FEELING LUCKY AFTER CASINO GAMING’S GETS THE GREEN LIGHT TO START NEXT MONTH IN GARLAND AND CRITTENDEN COUNTY. THANKS FOR JOINING US…. I’M HILARY HUNT. KARK FOUR’S PRICE McKEON…BACK FROM THE STATE’S RACING COMMISSION MEETING IN HOT SPRINGS AND JOINS US IN STUDIOááá PRICE LOTS OF BIG DECISIONS MADE TODAY IN THAT SESSION? ((PRICE )) TWO MAIN POINTS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THAT MEETING HILARY: FIRSTá STARTING NEXT MONTH THE COMMISSION GAVE THE GO TO OAKLAWN IN HOT SPRINGS AND SOUTHLAND IN WEST MEMPHIS TO START CASINO GAMING THEN áá THEY SET THE NEXT MONTHáá MAYáá AS THE TIME THEY’LL ACCEPT CASINO LICENSE APPLICATIONS ááá THAT COULD IMPACT POPE AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES. THE STATE’S RACING COMMISSION GAVE THE GO FOR OAKLAWN AND SOUTHLAND IN WEST MEMPHIS TO START CASINO GAMING APRIL FIRST. (JB BANNING/ LIVES IN HOT SPRINGS) that’s incredible it’s ab time that they finally allow live gaming back in Arkansas HE’S NOT THE ONLY ARKANSAN OUTSIDE OAKLAWN WITH THAT REACTION. (Henry zachery/ THEIR LIVE GAMING TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH. (David wolf/ SOUTHLAND GAMING RACING)full steam ahead for lack of a better term SOUTHLAND’S PRESIDENT DAVID WOLF SAYS JUST LIKE OAKLAWN LIVE GAMING WILL BEGIN IN LESS THAN TEN DAYS. (David wolf/ SOUTHLAND GAMING RACING) we re going to have craps roulette blackjack… Mississippi stud three card poker BOTH PLACES TOLD THE COMMISSION SOME EXISTING GAMING SUCH AS SPORTS WAGERING WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO TRANSITION AND FALL UNDER THE CASINO AMENDMENT ARKANSANS APPROVED LAST FALL. (Henry zachery/ ARKANSAN) I go to Louisiana a lot I’d rather come home you know I’m in Arkansas (33.08) THE MEETING ALSO SET MAY AS THE TIME THE COMMISSION WILL ACCEPT CASINO LICENSE APPLICATIONS ááá WHICH COULD IMPACT POPE AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES. (JB BANNING/ LIVES IN HOT SPRINGS) you know I think we’re going to blossom again BANNINGS COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS FOR CHANGE TO COME IN HIS CITY AND STATE… (NATS IF THERE ARE ANY) ((PRICE )) APRIL 1STááá THAT’S LESS THAN TEN DAYS AWAY. OFFICIALS WITH BOTH PLACES SAY BY SUMMER THEY’LL FINISH THE TRANSITIONS TO CASINO GAMING. PRICE THANK YOU. BEFORE VOTERS APPROVED THE CASINO AMMENDENT LAST NOVEMBER áá RECENT PUSHES TO LEGALIZE CASINOS IN ARKANSAS áá HAVE FALLEN FLAT. IN 2012 áá A JUDGE RULED THAT TWO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED CASINOS TO OPERATE IN THIS STATEááá WERE INVALID. IN 2016 áá THE STATE SUPREME COURT STRUCK A MEASURE FROM THE BALLOT áá THAT WOULD HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR THREE CASINOS IN ARKANSAS. WE’VE COVERED ALL THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF CASINO AMMENDMENTS EXTENSIVELY IN THE PAST. SEARCH “CASINO” ON KáAáRáKáDOTáCOM TO LEARN MORE.

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