The Quapaw Nation will open a slot machine parlor Oct 1. as construction continues on the larger Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff.
The Saracen annex will have 300 slot machines and employ 200. It will continue to operate when the larger facility opens, a news release said.
A ribbon-cutting is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at 3513 Market Street in Pine Bluff. The casino license was approved less than four months ago.
A spokesman tells me some 70 percent of the employees come from Pine Bluff and the wage scale is comparable to the minimum pay raises announced this week for the Oaklawn casino workforce, $13 an hour for non-tipped employees.