On Monday Rep. Lee Johnson (R – Greenwood) filed H.B. 1942.
This bad bill lets casinos in Arkansas conduct internet gambling on sporting events.
The bill is incredibly open-ended.
H.B. 1942 authorizes internet sports betting on professional sports, amateur sports, and college sports.
Besides applying to athletic events like football or basketball, the bill also permits internet sportsbetting on motor race events, electronic sports, competitive video game events, and any other event authorized by the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Between the state-run lottery and the casinos, Arkansas already has too much gambling. We don’t need any more.