Media Advisory for immediate release.

Representatives from Family Council and other members of the public will appear at a public hearing on lottery ticket vending machines Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Family Council President Jerry Cox, along with many other concerned Arkansans, plans to speak at the hearing in response to the Lottery Commission’s push to roll out 100 lottery ticket vending machines.  Among the issues he will be addressing are certain deficiencies in the Lottery Commission’s proposed rules for the machines, and concerns that the machines will lead to increased underage gambling, problem gambling, and gambling addiction statewide.

The public hearing will take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock on Thursday, August 19, at 1 p.m. It is scheduled to last for one hour.  Members of the media are invited to remain for the Arkansas Lottery Commission meeting at 2 PM, following the hearing, where Mr. Cox is scheduled on the agenda to address members of the Lottery Commission directly.