McDaniel: Lottery Proposal Could Allow for Games Like Video Slots

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says that a proposal to create a state-run lottery could allow for the introduction of video lottery terminals similar to slot machines.

McDaniel, who certified Lt. Governor Bill Halter's lottery proposal, told The Associated Press if he doesn't know whether he supports the measure.  However, he says he's troubled that it doesn't place more limitations on the lottery's definition.

McDaniel says he would be more willing to support a lottery if it was limited to traditional lottery tickets.  McDaniel says he did not want to see video lotteries allowed but said it would ultimately be up to legislators to define a lottery.

Halter says the lottery proposal will provide $100 million annually for college scholarships.  He said he doesn't beleive the measure was unclear and dismissed the suggestion that voters would be confused.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)