Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure

Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure
A group is asking Arkansas' highest court to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state. (Photo source: WDAM)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group is asking Arkansas' highest court to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Ensuring Arkansas' Future filed a lawsuit Monday with the state Supreme Court challenging the proposed constitutional amendment, which election officials approved to appear on the November ballot. The proposal would legalize casinos at a Hot Springs horse track and a West Memphis dog track that already have video poker and other forms of electronic gambling. It would also allow casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties.

Ensuring Arkansas' Future is a group that was formed to oppose and campaign against the casino measure.

The lawsuit claims the text of the proposed amendment is unclear and misleading on several issues.

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