WORK CONTINUES: On Saracen Casino in Pine Bluff. For now, it couldn’t open.

As promised yesterday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has extended the closure of the state’s three operating casinos until April 30.

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An earlier closure order was to end today.

Is this another hint that the school reopening date of April 17 might not happen.

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Here’s the health directive extending the closure.

This affects hundreds of jobs at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Southland Gaming in West Memphis and the Saracen Casino in Pine Bluff, a new annex operation while a hotel and casino resort is under construction nearby.

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