April 30, 2006 - Posted at 12:59 p.m. CST
PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) _ Circuit Judge David Burnett says he plans
to decide within ten days whether to allow expanded gambling to
proceed at Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis. Voters
approved the move, but gambling opponents challenged the state law
under which the special election was held.
Burnett heard arguments Friday in the lawsuit. Another judge
heard a similar lawsuit last week involving Oaklawn Park in Hot
In November, voters in West Memphis and Hot Springs authorized
``electronic games of skill'' at the tracks in their cities. The
Arkansas Racing Commission is to decide what qualifies as an
electronic game of skill. Video poker has been mentioned as an
example. The following month, the Family Council Action Committee
filed the two separate lawsuits.