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Casino backers turn in 96,170 names

Secretary of state to vet signatures; second proposal’s sponsors miss deadline

By Michael R. Wickline

This article was originally published July 7, 2018 at 4:17 a.m. Updated July 7, 2018 at 4:17 a.m.

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Jonas Crank unloads boxes of casino amendment petitions Friday outside the secretary of state’s office.

Proponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to license four casinos said they turned in petitions Friday with more than 96,000 signatures of registered voters.

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hurricane46 says... July 7, 2018 at 10:29 a.m.

It will be good to keep the gambling dollars here instead of giving them to OK and MS.

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MaxCady says... July 7, 2018 at 7:14 p.m.

People from Arkansas have kept Lady Luck/Isle of Capri in business for almost 20 years!! I think the Isle was making over $8M a month at one time.

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MaxCady says... July 7, 2018 at 7:31 p.m.

All I need is a pair o' dice and I'm good.

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Popsmith says... July 7, 2018 at 11:23 p.m.

Do we really need casinos? We have dog and horse "tracks". Someone needs to take a hard look at the states that have failed casinos and tabulate the whole cost.

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