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News Gulfside beats out Cherokee for Pope County casino license June 22, 2020 - The Arkansas Racing Commission will award the sole casino license for Pope County to Gulfside Casino Partnership from Mississippi to build River Valley Casino Resort in Russellville, AR. ... Read more News Arkansas' Pope County casino selection is pending April 25, 2020 - The final selection of a casino applicant to build a casino in Pope County is in its last phase. The Arkansas Racing Commission will decide sometime after July 1st whether to license the Legends Resort ... Read more News Cherokee Nation study shows $3B economic impact from proposed Arkansas casino February 21, 2020 - This week Cherokee Nation Businesses released a study showing a $3B economic impact on Pope County and Northwest Arkansas from the proposed Legends ... Read more News Saracen Casino targets June 26 completion February 2, 2020 - Construction of Saracen Casino's 80,000 SF casino continues 24/7 with a scheduled completion date of June 26 or sooner. The casino will open with 2,000 slot machines, 30-50 table games, 7 restaurants ... Read more News Choctaw Nation files for Arkansas casino November 23, 2019 - The Choctaw Nation submitted an application with the Arkansas Racing Commission for a license to build a commercial casino in Pope County. The submission was just hours before the 4:30PM final deadline ... Read more News Cherokee Nation's casino proposal is rejected by Russellville City Council October 11, 2019 - Last week the Russellville City Council rejected the casino application from the Cherokee Nations and Legends Hospitality as incomplete. The $225M casino proposal ... Read more News Saracen Casino Annex opens 300 slots on Oct 1 September 29, 2019 - While construction progresses on the new Saracen Casino & Resort, the Quapaw Nation is opening 300 slot machines to the public Oct 1 in a annex building at the building site. ... Read more News Cherokee Nation, Legends preview $225M Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas August 12, 2019 - Plans to build the Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas in Russellville were revealed today. The $225M project includes an outdoor waterpark, outdoor music venue, ... Read more News Cherokee Nation selected for Pope County casino August 11, 2019 - The Cherokee Nation in partnership with Legends, a Cowboys/Yankees-backed hospitality company, wins court endorsement to build a casino and hotel complex in Russellville. ... Read more News New Saracen Casino will break ground Aug 5 July 27, 2019 - The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma will break ground on its new Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Monday August 5th. Construction is expected to be completed next summer. ... Read more News Arkansas Launches Sports Betting July 2, 2019 - Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the first of four casinos in Arkansas to launch their sports book. Tellers and kiosks opened July 1 in the VIP racing area of the casino. ... Read more News Saracen Casino Resort wins sole casino license for Jefferson County June 14, 2019 - The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved the casino license for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to build thier Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluffs, Arkansas. ... Read more News Arkansas has 6 bids for 2 new casinos May 31, 2019 - The Arkansas Racing Commission recieved 6 applications to build casinos in Pope and Jefferson counties. Deadline for submission was May 30th. The Commission's next step is ... Read more News Quapaw Nation Applies for Arkansas Casino May 1, 2019 - The Quapaw Nation was the first to apply to build a casino under the new Arkansas casino law. The tribe proposes a $240 million casino in the town of Pine Bluff in Jefferson County. ... Read more News Arkansas' First Casinos Open at Two Racetracks April 1, 2009 - Five months after voters approved casino gambling in Arkansas, two race tracks have officially began casino operations with blackjack, poker, roulette, and slots machines. ... Read more News Saracen Casino Resort Project Update March 9, 2019 - The Quapaw Tribe intends to start construction on the Saracen Casino immediately after the state approves its gaming license. The construction timeline will be similar to building the Downstream Casino in Oklahoma. ... Read more News Saracen Casino Resort Status Report February 26, 2019 - This is a summary of the key progress made since the Nov 2018 election which allowed a casino to be built in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Includes timelines, schedules and opening date. ... Read more News Southland Plans $250M Casino and Hotel January 25, 2019 - Southland is planning a major expansion of facilities costing $250 million. The plan includes a casino with 2,400 slot machines and 60 live table games plus a 20-story hotel. ... Read more News VIDEO: "River Valley Casino Resort" is Proposed for Pope County December 28, 2018 - This casino proposal would be built in 3 phases and features 2,100 slot machines, 100 table games and 600 hotel rooms. Opening date is late fall 2020. ... Read more News Oaklawn announces major expansion with hotel, events center November 19, 2018 - The Oaklawn racetrack will spend $100 million to build a 200-room hotel, a multipurpose event center and a larger gaming floor. ... Read more News Proposed Saracen Casino Resort gets city and county government support December 09, 2018 - The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma has received governmental support from both the county and city to build a casino resort in Pine Blluff, Arkansas. ... Read more News Quapaw Tribe plan Pine Bluff casino to open early 2020 November 08, 2018 - The Quapaw Tribe is seeking state approval by April 2019, so construction can start in mid-2019 and the casino could open in early 2020. ... Read more News Arkansas voters pass casino amendment November 06, 2018 - Amendment 3 to authorize casinos in Arkansas was passed by voters in the Nov 3rd election. ... Read more News Quapaw tribe contributes $1.4M to support casino referencdum September 18, 2018 - The Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma supports the Arkansas ballot referendum to allow development of 4 casinos. The tribe's donations to Driving Arkansas Forward total $1.4M. ... Read more News Oklahoma Tribes contribute funds to Arkansas Casino Campaign July 18, 2018 - Two Oklahoma tribes are contributing to the Arkansas casino campaign. The Cherokee Nation has already contributed $525,300 and the Quapaw have contributed $707,000. ... Read more News Arkansas casino measure is officially on Nov 6 ballot May 29, 2018 - Arkansas voters will be asked on their November ballot whether or not the state should legalize up to four casinos. ... Read more News Arkansas AG rejects casinos ballot initiative
April 11, 2018 - A 2018 ballot proposal by Arkansas Wins in 2018 Inc to legalize four casinos has be rejected by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. ... Read more
News Arkansas Election Measure Proposes Three Casinos
01.08.2018 - A constitutional amendment has been submitted to state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office last week. The amendment would allow for three casinos to be developed in Arkansas. ... Read more

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