Petitioners urge Arkansas casino caution, ask state panel to slow rule-setting process Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette · February 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm A Little Rock attorney and two faith-based leaders petitioned the state Racing Commission in a joint effort Friday to slow down the process of adopting rules governing casino operations in the state. They also cautioned that sports betting should be thoroughly researched before moving forward. Scott Trotter — a Little Rock attorney who represented the group Ensuring Arkansas’ Future, which campaigned against allowing casinos in the state — as well as Jerry Cox, president of the faith-based Family Council, and the Rev. Stephen Copley of North Little Rock presented the commission with a report from Keith C. Miller, a law professor and gambling expert at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Trotter said he began looking into the issue after Amendment 100 was approved by voters in November to legalize casino gambling in the state.