Judge asks to recuse from expanded gambling case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Judge asks to recuse from expanded gambling case

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The judge assigned to hear challenge to the Hot Springs vote to allow expanded gambling at Oaklawn Park has asked that another judge be appointed to hear the case.

Circuit Judge Vicki Cook of Garland County wants a special judge to hear the lawsuit that seeks to void the November eighth vote. Hot Springs voted to allow Oaklawn Park could add "electronic games of skill." West Memphis approved a similar measure on the same day, and that vote is being challenged, too. Lawsuits in both cities are challenging the law under which the election was allowed.

Both sides want a quick resolution and state officials say a new judge could be appointed in Garland County in a matter of days.

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