LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas secretary of state is to rule on whether a proposed casino gambling amendment should be blocked from appearing on the fall ballot.
Mark Martin's office says it will make the announcement at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Under the proposal, professional poker player Nancy Todd would be given exclusive rights to operate casinos in four Arkansas counties. The group Stop Casinos Now has asked the secretary of state to keep the measure from the ballot.
The group argues the measure would give Todd a monopoly and that the casinos wouldn't be regulated by the state.
Todd was given more time by Martin's office to submit additional signatures. She needs 78,133 signatures from registered voters for the item to be eligible to be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
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