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Arkansas Legalization of Gambling in Garland County, Proposed Amendment 66 (1984)

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The Arkansas Legalization of Gambling in Garland County Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 66, appeared as an initiated constitutional amendment in Arkansas where it was defeated on the November 6, 1984 ballot.[1]

This amendment would have legalized and regulated gambling in Garland County, Arkansas.

Election results

Arkansas Proposed Amendment 66 (1984)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No561,82570.36%
Yes 236,625 29.64%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An amendment making games of chance and wagering thereon lawful in establishments in Garland County, Arkansas, licensed pursuant to this amendment; creating the Arkansas Gaming Control Board to administer and enforce the provisions of this amendment and to regulate wagering activities regulated hereunder, said board to consist of five (5) members appointed by the governor, and the secretary of state, and prescribing the terms, qualifications, powers, duties, functions, and authorities of the board; appointing the attorney general of the state as the attorney for the board; authorizing the appropriation of funds for expenses and operations of the board; providing for hearings by the board and appeals therefrom; providing for the licensing of wagering establishments and fixing maximum permitted number; providing for the eligibility and qualifications of licensees; restricting the location of licensed establishments and providing for change of location in certain cases; fixing the duration of licenses and providing for automatic renewals with certain exceptions; prohibiting transfers of licenses of interest therein with certain exceptions; levying a state tax of not less than five percent (5%) of the quarterly gross profit from wagering of each licensee; providing for the collection of said taxes; providing for state license fees and fixing the amount thereof; authorizing the city of Hot Springs in the county of Garland to license and tax licensees and providing for limits of such license fees and taxes; prohibiting persons under twenty-one (21) from playing or loitering about or being permitted to play or loiter about licensed games of chance; making certain laws relative to gambling and applicable to acts permitted by this amendment; providing that said amendment shall be self-executing.[3]

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  1. Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
  2. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.