Arkansas may soon have an app for this. But is it a good idea?

When voters in Arkansas legalized casino gambling in four locations across the state in 2018, they legalized sports betting as well.

Right now, the only place to bet on your favorite team is at the three casinos that are currently operating: Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Southland in West Memphis, and Saracen in Pine Bluff. But that I’m probably changing.

The Arkansas Racing Commission is considering allowing people within the state to bet through their smartphones.

An app would allow anyone over the age of Arkansas to bet on football, basketball, baseball and other sports. It could be up and running in time for the Super Bowl.

Those who favor mobile betting point to more revenue for the state. And, they say, those who want to bet on sports will do so illegally with a bookmaker if legal options are not available.

Opponents say mobile betting could become the “crack” of gambling – easy, addicting and expensive.

We want to know what you think. Should Arkansas Legalize Mobile Sports Betting? Or do those who want to place such bets have to legally go to one of the state’s casinos?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to [email protected] by Wednesday, November 24. You can also send your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday survey, to PO Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Make sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as possible in next Friday’s journal.

Last week: prices on the rise?

Last week’s question was about price increases. Has inflation affected you and your family significantly over the past year? Do you think there will be relief from the high prices soon?

How many people even know that the Federal Reserve is the entity with the tools to manage inflation. The public has amnesia and thinks they should blame the government for not getting what they want when they want it at a low price or low interest rate. We have had a global pandemic. People! – Background music, Hooks, Texas


– And the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Sad sad world in which we now live for a few days. I went to school and had a career and still live on paycheck. I don’t want to be rich, I just want to be able to go to the grocery store and be able to do the necessary groceries without having to have a calculator in hand to make sure I have enough money to buy them. That’s a shame.

– Entire countries have been shut down completely for almost a year, affecting production and exports. Blame the political parties if it helps you sleep at night, but the truth is just because our region didn’t take it as seriously as other regions or countries, that doesn’t mean all of these things don’t come together. are not produced. As always, there is a small group of people who make money with the little people, and they are not politicians. Blame your CEOs whose pay hasn’t changed at all.

– It will probably get worse before any relief is seen, I’m afraid.

-Everything will be alright.

– I earn between $ 600 and $ 700 per month. It is extremely difficult. If the prices go up again, I will literally have to choose between my blood pressure medication and food.

– Give us back the pipelines and everything will fall back into place.

– The increase is actually due to the Pandemic … think about it …

– No, if we do not get a Republican majority in the House and Senate in 2022, there is no hope, we must continue to pray for our nation.

– No. Inflation has not been a big issue for me and I think it will start to improve soon.

– Yes, inflation has affected us, but we must continue to trust God, that things will improve. But the politician will put it all on Biden, but his Congress

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