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Southland plans expansion at amendment-protected West Memphis casino

As predicted months ago, the owners of the Southland casino and dog track in West Memphis announced today a major expansion thanks to Amendment 100, which solidified the legality of their existing casino, expanded its gambling options and gave it a huge state tax break in the bargain.
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Quapaws strike deal to sell land at Little Rock Port

The board of the Little Rock Port Authority is expected today to approve plans to purchase more than 150 acres near the port currently owned by the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma, an end to five years of controversy related to potential use of the property for a casino.
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Racing Commission reviews casino rules

Some points of interest about casino gambling emerged as the state regulatory commission began reviewing proposed operating rules.

Former Pope County judge challenges local casino ordinance

Jim Ed Gibson, the former Pope County judge who gave lame-duck approval to Mississippi casino operators should they apply for a license in Arkansas, has asked that a lawsuit against him over his letter of approval be dismissed.
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Draft casino rules to be considered Thursday

The state Racing Commission, which will regulate casino gambling under the new Amendment 100, meets at 11 a.m. Thursday and is expected to begin a 30-day comment period on rules regulating licensing and casino operations.

Casino group promises charitable foundation if it gets casino license

The Mississippi casino group that wants to get a license in Pope County is dangling the promise of $1 million a year in local charitable contributions if it's successful.
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As the Pope County casino turns UPDATE

Here's a brief update on the machinations about the possibility of a casino in Pope County under the new Amendment 100, which expanded casino gambling in Arkansas.

Racing Commission rules get a tweak in apparent response to Pope County casino furor

Byron Freeland, attorney for the Arkansas Racing Commission, has distributed a proposed change in draft rules for the regulation of casino gambling that would clarify a potential controversy over what constitutes approval by a local official of a casino application.
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Calling all casino nerds, draft casino regulations released

Byron Freeland, attorney for the state Racing Commission, has provided me with a copy of draft rules for regulating expanded casino gambling in Arkansas. Dig in.

Mississippi group announces casino plans for Pope County

A Mississippi casino operator announced plans today to build a casino in Russellville, a not-unexpected development given outgoing County Judge Jim Ed Gibson's surprise support of the project. Legal opposition can be expected.
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Oaklawn announces major expansion with hotel, events center

Oaklawn Park, the race track and casino in Hot Springs, announced plans for a $100 million investment at the track, including a hotel and events center, following voter approval of expanded casino gambling at the track.

Quapaw Tribe points to early 2020 opening for Pine Bluff casino

John Berrey, chairman of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Tribe, says he hopes to have a permit for a casino in Pine Bluff by the end of April, to be "digging dirt" by June and to open a casino in Pine Bluff early in 2020.
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