Hearing Today on Expanded Gambling at Race Tracks - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Hearing Today on Expanded Gambling at Race Tracks

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arguments for and against expanded gambling at the state's two racetracks are to be heard today by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The arguments come in an appeal of a judge's ruling on a challenge to a law that has allowed installation of electronic gaming machines at Oaklawn Park horse track in Hot Springs, and the Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis.

The Arkansas Family Council argues that votes that allowed the expanded gambling should have occured in the home counties to the tracks, not just the cities.  Voters in each city approved measures allowing introduction of electronic games of skill.  Oaklawn and Southland now offer the games.

Southland underwent a major renovation and expansion after the games were approved and now offers nearly 1,000 games of skill.  Oaklawn added just 130 games.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Charges expected Monday in Texas truck deaths

    The Latest: Charges expected Monday in Texas truck deaths

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-23 10:51:24 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-07-23 22:33:10 GMT
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:56:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

  • Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:37:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

Powered by Frankly