Hills says the national market has been saturated by states’ allowance of bingo, casinos and lotteries, and communities are pushing back.
. It goes into effect May 1.
Some who attend the bingo nights at a senior center are upset over the ban.
Arkansas in 2006 became one of the last states to legalize charitable gaming.
Chad Hills is a gambling research analyst with an affiliate of the Christian group Focus on the Family.
BALD KNOB, Ark. Religious leaders and residents lobbied for the 3,000-person community to eliminate gambling.
The City Council is banning the only bingo operation in town. An Arkansas town is banning bingo, in a move that’s the first of its kind since the state legalized charitable gaming six years ago.
Bald Knob is about an hour northeast of Little Rock