Venting about vending machines | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Venting about vending machines

Posted By on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:38 PM

The Arkansas Lottery Commission has called an oral hearing on a proposal to amend the commission's operational rules to include ticket vending machines or TVMs. Members of the public are welcome to comment. The idea that the lottery would eventually roll out these machines isn't really news, plans have been in place for some time and the lottery commission's initial contract with Intralot included a provision for the purchase of 100 TVMs. The hearing will be held in the 3rd floor conference room at the lottery headquarters in the Union Plaza building in downtown Little Rock at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 19.

Jerry Cox, director of the Family Council, held a press conference at the capitol this afternoon to announce the group had collected 1,164 public comments against allowing the machines (and 31 "for"). Cox and others argue the machines will make it too easy for children to buy tickets. Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue has said not allowing the machines will cost the lottery $5 million in sales per year. My guess is they'll roll out the machines no matter what.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Gerard Matthews

Readers also liked…

  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • I don't know if any of you are fans of the show "Madame Secretary", but…

    • on May 20, 2018
  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • You're right Olphart. It has been about a month since we've heard anything from Doigotta…

    • on May 20, 2018
  • Re: An open line, plus an endorsement

    • Has Doigotta embarked on an around the world tour, too? Haven't heard from her lately…

    • on May 20, 2018



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation