LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow casino gambling in the state and rejected the wording of another proposal that would make it easier to place items on the ballot.

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow casino gambling in the state and rejected the wording of another proposal that would make it easier to place items on the ballot.

McDaniel approved the popular name and ballot title of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace and Entertainment Venues to own and operate one casino per county in Crittenden, Franklin, Miller and Pulaski counties.

McDaniel rejected an earlier version of the proposal in March because of ambiguities in the text.

The Las Vegas-based company must collect 78,133 signatures of registered Arkansas voters to place the approved version on the November general election ballot.

Also Wednesday, McDaniel rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would reduce the requirements to place a constitutional amendment or initiated act on the ballot in Arkansas.

The proposal would lower the number of signatures needed to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot from 10 percent of the number of votes cast in the last gubernatorial election to 1 percent. It would lower the number of signatures needed to place an initiated act on the ballot from 8 percent of the number of votes cast in the last gubernatorial election to 0.6 percent.

The proposal by the Little Red Hen Committee also would lower the requirements for referendums and initiatives at the city and county levels.

McDaniel said the rejected the proposal because of ambiguities in the text.