LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A professional poker player seeking exclusive rights to operate casinos in Arkansas says election officials who want her measure off the ballot are trying to predict the future by arguing it will ban electronic gambling at other locations.
Tuesday was the deadline for state election officials and professional poker player Nancy Todd to file briefs in the lawsuit over the proposed constitutional amendment. Todd's proposal would give her exclusive rights to operate casinos in four counties.
The secretary of state's office argued in briefs Tuesday that Todd's proposal leaves too much uncertainty over whether the proposal would prohibit electronic gambling at a Hot Springs horse track and a West Memphis dog track. Todd's attorneys said the state is trying to block the proposal based on an "unknown future contingency."
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