When examining the Gambling Laws in Arkansas, you wonder how different things may have been for Arkansas. The Post-Civil-War betting-complexes-and-casinos in Hot Springs provided the infrastructure to set up a gambling industry that could potentially rival Nevada and Las Vegas as a national gambling center. However, gambling in Hot Springs was closed in 1967. Forty years would pass before any gambling options became available in Arkansas again.
Now, with the state’s residents voting for change in November 2018 and wanting legal sports betting sooner rather than later, the state is entering another transitional phase in its lengthy gambling history.