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article JPs split on calling for casino election
(7/21/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission did not make a decision on an appeal by Gulfside Casino Partnership during its meeting on Thursday. Gulfside asked the...
article Gulfside Casino Partnership Appeals Racing Commission’s Denial Of Its Application
(7/20/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Gaming Commission is in the process of hearing an appeal from Gulfside Casino Partnership. This comes after the commission denied Gulfside...
article Arkansas Racing Commission delays decision on Gulfside Casino appeal
(7/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- At a meeting on Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Racing Commission delayed a decision on the appeal of Gulfside Casino Partnership, whose application to...
article Pope County Judge shares the only way for casino approval
(7/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The pendulum may be swinging in Pope County as more people are coming out in favor of a new casino. But that might not be enough for officials to change...
article BLOG: A Pope County casino: a good bet
(7/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission will hear an appeal of its decision to reject a casino permit application on Thursday. Five casino operators have filed...
article Debate on casino heats up in county
(7/14/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A daily barrage of letters, emails, phone calls and meetings keeps members of the Pope County Quorum Court informed on all sides of the debate on whether...
article Police seize 31 slot machines from Arkansas gas stations
(7/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Authorities are investigating after police seized more than two dozen slot machines from a pair of convenience stores in northwest Arkansas. Thirty-one...
article SBTech and Churchill Downs accept first legal sports wager in Arkansas
(7/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs at Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino to power the first legal sports wager in the state of Arkansas. In November,...
article State agency to hear casino's appeal
(7/7/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The next phase in the battle over a possible casino for Pope County takes place Wednesday, when a state licensing agency hears the appeal of one of the...
article Oaklawn starts sports betting
(7/4/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort began offering sports wagering Monday with the opening of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book at the north end of the...
article Arkansas casino hopes to cash in on legal sports wagering
(7/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- As of this week, you can now bet on sporting events in Arkansas. The Natural State is the ninth in the nation to allow sports betting and the only one in...
article Sports wagering begins at Oaklawn
(7/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort began offering sports wagering Monday with the opening of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book at the north end of the...
article First Legal Sports Bet in Arkansas Low-Key But Meaningful
(7/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort general manager Wayne Smith cast Arkansas officially into the legal sports betting market on Monday morning with a $5 wager on...
article Legal Sports Betting Goes Live In Arkansas At Oaklawn Racing
(7/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- On Monday morning at the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Ark., general manager Wayne Smith placed the state’s first legal sports bet...
article Oaklawn becomes first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering
(7/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn has become the first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering with the opening Monday of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book in the north end of...
article Oaklawn begins sports betting
(7/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn, the racetrack and casino in Hot Springs, has begun taking bets on sporting events, as authorized by the casino gambling amendment approved in 2018...
article Casino operator asks for appeal after rejected for Pope County site
(6/29/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Mississippi casino operator is appealing the state Racing Commission's rejection of a bid to build a $200 million casino resort in Pope County, a...
article Place your bets: Pope County casino competition intensifies
(6/29/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The competition for the right to build a casino in Pope County continues, much of it out of plain view. This is open. The Gulfside Casino Partnership of...
article State No. 9 With Sports Betting? Arkansas Wagering May Start Next Week At Oaklawn
(6/28/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Gear up, Razorbacks: legalized sports betting appears on its way to Arkansas. Earlier this month, the Arkansas Racing Commission approved Oaklawn Racing...
article Arkansas GOP lawmakers create hurdles for citizen ballot initiatives
(6/23/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters have been active in recent years, passing ballot initiatives that legalized medical marijuana, raised the minimum wage and expanded casino...
article Jerry Jones launches plans to build casino in Arkansas
(6/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- When it comes to his business-savvy and how proficient he's become at turning his billions into more billions, the Dallas Cowboys' owner is as far...
article First Sportsbook In Arkansas To Open On July 1
(6/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Casino officials said that the new sportsbook will open on July 1. Media relations manager for Oaklawn, Jennifer Hoyt, indicated there will be...
article Oaklawn's multimillion dollar expansion proceeds at rapid pace
(6/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort has made such rapid progress on its more than $100 million expansion since the close of the live race meet May 4 that it even...
article Arkansas Casino Proposal Approved by State Racing Commission, Five Bids in Pope County Rejected
(6/14/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas casino proposal for Jefferson County submitted by a Native American tribe has been formally approved by the state’s racing commission.
article Arkansas Racing Commission to grant licenses Thursday
(6/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Who will and who will not be awarded one of the state's two available casino licenses? We’ll have a lot clearer picture of that this time...
article Cherokee Nation partners with Legends for Russellville casino bid
(6/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- According to KATV content partner Talk Business & Politics, Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation Businesses will have an Arkansas connection in its proposal...
26 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokees in 4 Ark. counties eligible for Section 184 home loans
(7/21/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now qualify to use the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program after the tribe’s request to...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses partners with Legends for Arkansas casino venture
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- As part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ efforts to expand into Arkansas, CNB officials announced on June 11 a partnership with Legends to propose...
article NFL Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Linked to Arkansas Casino Proposal
(6/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is involved in an Arkansas casino proposal through his hospitality company Legends. In a release announced this week,...
article Cherokee Nation makes its Pope County casino pitch with Jerry Jones-related partnership
(6/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation has joined the groups touting big plans for a Pope County casino, presuming one is allowed there. The nation’s business arm...
article Pope County Quorum Court discusses casino ordinance with community
(6/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Casino gambling is legal in Arkansas but Jefferson and Pope will have to build from the ground up before they can go all in. However, some people in Pope...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article PBSBA hears update on casino project
(7/19/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Saracen Casino and Resort official offered new details about the multi-million dollar project Wednesday at the Pine Bluff Small Business Association...
article Quapaw casino in Jefferson County breaks ground
(7/19/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Saracen Casino, the new casino run by the Quapaw tribe and set to open next year in Pine Bluff, will host a ground breaking event on August 5....
article Saracen Casino community meeting set July 9
(7/5/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Saracen Casino Resort Community Meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. “John L. Berrey, chairman...
article Casino plans shift into high gear
(7/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation is moving forward with work on the Saracen Casino and Resort as well as upgrades to the Southern Edge truck stop, where a casino annex is...
article Construction underway for Arkansas’ coming Saracen Resort Casino
(6/26/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has reportedly begun building its Saracen Resort Casino in Central Arkansas in hopes of being able to open the first phase of the coming...
article Gambling expected to start at portion of Pine Bluff casino within the next 5 months
(6/25/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Construction is well underway on the Quapaw Nation's new $350-million resort and casino in Pine Bluff after their business arm, Downstream Development...
article Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas
(6/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas. The $350 million Saracen Casino Resort will be located...
article Pine Bluff casino OK'd, licenses denied in Pope
(6/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas panel has approved an American Indian tribe's application to operate a casino in Jefferson County while rejecting five applications from...
article Saracen Casino gets OK to build in PB
(6/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Saracen Casino Resort is officially under construction in Pine Bluff after Quapaw Nation’s Downtown Development Authority was granted its gaming...
article State Racing Commission approves Pine Bluff casino license, rejects five bids for Pope County
(6/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Five of the half-dozen applicants for casino gaming licenses in Arkansas went home rejected following a highly-anticipated meeting Thursday (June 13) that...
article Quapaw Nation OK'd to build Pine Bluff casino
(6/14/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the Quapaw Nation to build a casino in Pine Bluff and approved Oaklawn Racing Casino...
article Five applications denied for casino licenses in Pope Co., 1 approve for Jefferson Co.
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission reviewed 5 applications for casino licenses in Pope County, and voted to decline all five. During the same meeting, the...
article Pine Bluff casino OK'd, licenses denied in Pope County
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas panel has approved an American Indian tribe's application to operate a casino in Jefferson County while rejecting five applications from...
article Pope County casino applications rejected as incomplete. Quapaw casino approved in Jefferson County; also sports betting at Oaklawn
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission made quick work of five applications today to build a casino in Pope County. It said all were incomplete. This likely sets the...
article Pope County casino applications rejected as incomplete. Quapaw casino approved in Jefferson County; also sports betting at Oaklawn
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission made quick work of five applications today to build a casino in Pope County. It said all were incomplete. This likely sets the...
article Quapaw Nation granted license for $350 million Arkansas casino
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A proposed casino with ties to the Quapaw Nation was granted a gaming license Thursday for a $350 million casino and resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
article Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff gets license approval from Arkansas Racing Commission
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission has voted to approve the license for the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. It's being operated by the Quapaw Tribe...
article Saracen Development, LLC, breaks ground on Arkansas casino
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Granted a casino gaming license Thursday, Saracen Development, LLC, has announced it will move forward immediately with its planned $350 million investment...
article Casino updates to be given at PB community meeting June 11
(6/10/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Organizers of the proposed Saracen Casino Resort at Pine Bluff will give updates at a community meeting from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Pine Bluff...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Program to help Native American families buy homes in Northwest Arkansas
(7/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas was previously one of 14 states that did not offer the Native American Home Loan Program. Cherokee Tribal member Kailee Stonebarger has been...
article GAMBLING EVERYWHERE: Police seize 31 slot machines from Arkansas gas stations
(7/14/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Authorities are investigating after police seized more than two dozen slot machines from a pair of convenience stores in northwest Arkansas. Thirty-one...
article VIDEO: Family Linked To Illegal Gambling At Springdale Convenience Stores Surrender To Police
(7/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The owners of two Springdale convenience stores and their children have turned himself in as part of a investigation into illegal gambling at both...
article Springdale PD: Convenience stores running illegal gambling operations
(7/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Springdale Police Department executed search warrants at two convenience stores, alleging they operated illegal gambling houses. The warrants were...
article Pope County casino applications rejected as incomplete. Quapaw casino approved in Jefferson County
(6/13/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission made quick work of five applications today to build a casino in Pope County. It said all were incomplete. This likely sets the...
article Vince Logan Joins Native American Agriculture Fund Leadership
(4/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Institutional investment advisor and corporate lawyer Vince Logan has joined the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) as Chief Financial Officer and...
article Oaklawn officially changes name to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
(3/28/2019)
(Arkansas) -- As of Thursday, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming will officially be called Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. In addition to popular slot games, the full-service...
article 'Vicious, murdering savages': Defense of Confederate symbol on state flag turns ugly
(3/21/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Efforts to redesignate a Confederate symbol from the Arkansas flag continue to go nowhere, with opponents attacking a proposal to recognize the tribes that...
article Arkansas bill aimed at removing Confederacy ties to state flag fails again
(3/20/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The push to change what two stars represent on the Arkansas state flag failed to get out of a legislative committee on Wednesday. This is now the second...
article Arkansas panel tables bill removing flag's Confederate link
(3/6/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday tabled a bill removing the Confederate designation from a star on the state's flag, creating a new obstacle for...
article Arkansas governor backs removing Confederate link to state's flag
(3/4/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas' governor backs an effort to change the meaning of a star on the state flag that honors the Confederacy by instead have it acknowledge the...
article Groups criticize bill that would overhaul defamation, invasion-of-privacy lawsuits in Arkansas
(3/4/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Proposed legislation to overhaul defamation and invasion-of-privacy lawsuits has alarmed media advocates, who say it would restrict free speech, invite...
article Problem Gambling Awareness Month announced by Arkansas lottery
(3/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) wants to remind players to play responsibly. “We are dedicating...
article Redesignating Confederate star on Arkansas flag to honor tribes fails in committee
(2/28/2019)
(Arkansas) -- House Bill 1487 needed 10 votes to pass out of the 20-member committee. Republicans on the committee, joined by a contingent of men who identified...
article Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag rejected
(2/27/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas legislators on Wednesday rejected a proposal to change the meaning of one of the stars on the state flag from honoring the Confederacy to honoring...
article 'A View from the Ridge' Features Native American Family's Complex History
(2/19/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An influential Cherokee family’s legacy with ties to Fayetteville’s past and present will be featured during “A View from the Ridge: An Evening with...
article Bill would change meaning of star on Arkansas state flag
(2/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- One piece of legislation filed in Little Rock would change the symbolism of a star on the Arkansas state flag. As Little Rock television station KATV...
article Sacred Medicine: Two-Hawks turns heart, music to healing
(2/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- On stage, John Two-Hawks is regal, mystical, mesmerizing audiences as the ethereal notes of the flute float skyward in a salute to the Lakota Sioux spirits.
article Arkansas Dem introduces bill to honor Native Americans instead of Confederacy on state flag
(2/16/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A lawmaker in Arkansas introduced legislation on Friday to nix Confederate symbolism on the state's flag. State Rep. Charles Blake (D) filed a bill...
article VIDEO: Museum of Native American History is a big draw in Bentonville
(2/11/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The museum in Bentonville has thousands of artifacts from Native American history.

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