Businessman Michael Wasserman had said in January that the approval of a state lottery by Arkansas voters had encouraged him to start a petition drive to place a casino gambling amendment on the ballot. He needed to collect more than 77,000 signatures on the petition.
But the Secretary of State office's spokeswoman, Sandra McGrew, says Wasserman did not submit a petition by the July 2 deadline to make the November ballot.
Wasserman had proposed that Boone, Crittenden, Garland, Jefferson, Miller, Pulaski and Sebastian counties could have casino gambling, with the casinos operated by his company, Arkansas Hotels and Entertainment Inc.
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