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Arkansas court rejects casino measure for Nov. ballot

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected a proposed ballot measure to give a professional poker player the exclusive right to operate casinos in the state.

The court ordered that no votes be counted in Nancy Todd's proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling. The proposed amendment would have given Todd the right to operate casinos in four Arkansas counties.

The court ruled that signatures gathered were invalid because she revised her ballot measure after gathering them.

Officials had rejected the proposal from the November ballot after they said it didn't tell voters it would prohibit electronic gambling at a horse track in Hot Springs and a dog track in West Memphis. Todd had revised the language of her proposal to say it may repeal the law allow the electronic gambling.

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