Arkansas Poker Experiment Ends With Probation
December 22, 2021

According to an article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the recent attempt to test Arkansas’ gambling laws by opening a poker parlor in Little Rock, has ended with the owner, Logan Wright Duncan, pleading no contest to a Class D felony. 

The National Poker Challenge (NPC) parlor had been opened in September 2007, after numerous lawyers hired by the NPC had concluded that the NPC’s spin on poker did not constitute gambling according to Arkansas law. The parlor was raided and shut down soon afterwards (in November) when local authorities apparently disagreed.  

As a result of Duncan’s no contest plea, more than one year later, Duncan will be fined $300 and will be placed on probation.

Story by Mark Anderson

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