Gambling in Arkansas in the Post Lottery Environment
By John Norwood · October 9, 2010 · 2010 Ark. L. Notes
In categories: Business Law, Criminal Law, Government Practice
On November 4, 2008, the voters of the state of Arkansas amended the state constitution to permit the institution of a state lottery. Arkansas thereby became the 43rd state with a state lottery. Previously, the general assembly enacted legislation which legalized bingo when conducted by charitable entities. As a result of these actions one might conclude that gambling in general in Arkansas is no longer illegal. Nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, virtually all forms of gambling remain illegal in Arkansas, including numerous forms of gambling which are both common and socially acceptable. This paper will analyze legal issues associated with a number of common gambling activities, from lotteries to online gambling.