Media outlets across the state reported yesterday that scratch-off tickets for the Arkansas Lottery had arrived. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, about 26 million tickets were delivered to a warehouse in west Little Rock, where a small ceremony with lottery officials and reporters took place marking the occasion. Spin ensued.
Arkansas blogger Jason Tolbert has done everyone a service through his comprehensive lottery coverage on his blog, The Tolbert Report.
It’s tough to criticize the lottery if you are its champion. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter seems to be in this delicate spot now—especially since public confidence in the lottery has significantly declined. In this morning’s issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Halter admits that a few lottery salaries are too high, but goes on to defend […]