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Arkansas Track Bets on Gaming Terminals

28 October 2005

WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas – As reported by the KAIT8 News: "The Southland Greyhound Park once brought in crowds in excess of 20,000 people, but now due to competition from the casinos in Tunica, park officials are looking to bring back customers with a resolution to add an expanded gambling experience.

"'This is just an expansion of what already exists and with those new games would come new jobs,' said Jobs for West Memphis Campaign Director Robert McLarty.

"Early voting opened on Monday for a resolution to bring an additional 500 to 1000 skilled video gaming terminals to the Southland Greyhound Park. The park already has 80 of these units in use.

"…Both sides believe the result of this election will have a dramatic effect on the local economy.

"…If the resolution is passed Jobs for West Memphis believes it could bring more than 400 news jobs to West Memphis, but opponents believe the negatives far outweigh the positives…"

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