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Businessman tries again with Ark. casinos proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Texas businessman's proposed ballot measure to open casinos in seven Arkansas counties has been rejected by the attorney general's office.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday rejected the wording of the proposed constitutional amendment by Michael Wasserman, owner of Arkansas Resorts and Hotels Inc. Wasserman's ballot measure would have asked voters to allow his company to own and operate casinos in Sebastian, Pulaski, Garland, Miller, Crittenden, Boone and Jefferson Counties.

The proposal is similar to a ballot measure that Wasserman wanted to put on the ballot in 2006. Wasserman stopped his campaign for that measure, which was certified by the attorney general's office, because of his sister's death then.

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