Hearing tomorrow on expanded gambling at Ark. race tracks

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments tomorrow on a challenge to a law that has allowed expanded gambling at the state's race tracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis.

The Arkansas Family Council argues that votes that allowed the expanded gambling should have occurred in the home counties to the tracks, not just the cities. Voters in each city approved measures allowing introduction of electronic games of skill. Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis now offer the games.

Southland underwent a major renovation and expansion after the games were approved and offers nearly 1,000 games of skill. Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs added just 130 games.

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