$225 Million Casino Resort Plans For Pope County

After five days of teaser ads, Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends unveiled their plans for a proposed resort and casino in Pope County.

The $225 million Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas will bring “world-class entertainment to the region,” the groups said on Monday (Aug. 12). Some of the proposed amenities include:

  • Approximately 50,000 square feet of gaming space accommodating 1,200 slot machines and 32 table games;
  • A sportsbook located within a high-end sports bar;
  • Luxury hotel with 200 rooms with a resort-style pool, spa and fitness center;
  • 15,000 square feet of mixed-use conference and entertainment space accommodating 1,000 people;
  • A variety of food options including a food hall, high-end steakhouse, grab & go concept and multiple bar and nightlife options;
  • RV park with 100 spots;
  • Outdoor water park; and
  • Outdoor music venue


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