Arkansas AG’s staff will brief racing commission about status of Pope County casino license

Arkansas AG’s staff will brief racing commission about status of Pope County casino license

Article brief provided by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 21, 2024 2:18 PM

Attorneys for the Arkansas attorney general’s office will brief the Arkansas Racing Commission about “the lay of the land” regarding the Pope County casino license on Wednesday and “give us time to discuss it,” Arkansas Racing Commission Chairman Alex Lieblong said Friday during the commission’s meeting.

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Last week the Arkansas Supreme Court denied a petition from Legends Resort and Casino and Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation Businesses seeking a rehearing in the case in which the court ruled the Arkansas Racing Commission’s award of the Pope County casino license to the consortium violated Amendment 100 to the Arkansas Constitution.

Lieblong told the commissioners during their brief meeting Friday that they won’t take any action during their meeting Wednesday.