LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas voters could face two separate proposals this fall to give private businesses a monopoly on casino gambling in parts of the state, but only one of the competing measures can be enacted.
Election officials are going through thousands of petitions turned in to determine whether they'll qualify for the November ballot, but supporters and opponents of the casino measures are already honing their strategies for the fall.
Professional poker player Nancy Todd and Texas businessman Michael Wasserman last week submitted petitions for separate constitutional amendments that would give them exclusive rights to operate casinos in the state.
If both make it onto the ballot and are approved, only the one that receives the most votes can be enacted since they're conflicting measures, under a provision of the state's constitution.
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