Arkansas: Pope County casino candidates react to Supreme Court decision to vacate license

Arkansas: Pope County casino candidates react to Supreme Court decision to vacate license

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  • Gary Burton Jr., Fox 16
October 27, 2023 4:06 PM

The process of bringing a casino to Pope County has gone on for years, and just when you thought the hand would be dealt, the dealer continues to shuffle the deck.

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On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to vacate the latest license issued to two companies looking to open a casino.

The court said the license that was issued to Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends Resort and Casino was in violation of Amendment 100. The two are partners in this project.

“We are disappointed by today’s ruling however we are very committed in pursuing the license,” Cherokee CEO Chuck Garrett said.

“Cherokee Nation 30 years old experience in the gaming and hospitality business,” Garrett said.