Pope County Quorum Court OK’s Casino

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With one vote to spare, the Cherokee Nation Businesses received the blessing of the Pope County Quorum Court on Tuesday night for a license to open a casino resort in the River Valley.

By a vote of eight for, four against and one abstention, quorum court members approved a resolution supporting the Cherokees’ bid, which included a partnership with Legends, a stadium-management, sports, and live entertainment company founded in 2008 by Arkansas native and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the late George Steinbrenner, former owner of the New York Yankees. The resolution of support needed seven votes from the 13-member county council.

Details of the $225 million Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas were revealed on Monday and 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.      MORE

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