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Court Rules Against Cherokee Nation's Pope County Casino License

Arkansas Racing Commission issued a casino license to the Cherokee Nation to build a gambling center in Pope County. Circuit judge Tim Fox ruled that the commission acted outside of its authority and did not follow the rules of Amendment 100.
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Court Rules Against Cherokee Nation's Pope County Casino License
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Judge Voids Cherokee Nation's Pope Co. Casino License

Judge Tim Fox voided the license of Cherokee Nation Businesses of Catoosa Oklahoma to build a $225 million casino in Pope County, Arkansas. The judge agreed with pleadings from Gulfside Casino Partnership of Mississippi, which had held the Pope Co. casino license.
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The Arkansas Democrat

Lottery officials anticipate consideration of digital platform to sell tickets, remain competitive with demand

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery wants to launch an iLottery digital platform to sell tickets. There are about seven other state lotteries "in queue" for deployment. The lottery's major contracts expire in calendar year 2026. In March 2020, the lottery started a pilot program with Jackpocket Inc. to offer sales of lottery games through a mobile app. Only draw tickets may be purchased through Jack pocket. Winners Corner in Little Rock is Jack Pocket's licensed retailer. It sells instant tickets on site. Rep. Aaron Pilkington, R-Knoxville, introduced legislation that would have created the Arkansas Lotterie Keno and iLotto Act.
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Lottery officials anticipate consideration of digital platform to sell tickets, remain competitive with demand
The Arkansas Democrat

Arkansas Problem Gambling Council will work as state racing commission’s treatment provider for Arkansans with gambling disorders

Lawmakers approved a request to use $200,000 from the state's rainy-day fund for the problem gambling programs. A lawsuit was filed against the Arkansas Racing Commission and its director John Campbell. General revenue from Racing commission's budget will be used to fund the programs in subsequent years. The Racing Commissioner's attorneys have asked the judge to dismiss the complaint. The state legislature authorized $ 200,00 for problem-gambling programs earlier this year. It prioritizes the distribution of state general revenue to state-supported programs for fiscal 2023.
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Arkansas Problem Gambling Council will work as state racing commission’s treatment provider for Arkansans with gambling disorders
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The Arkansas Democrat

Commission gives Arkansas casinos OK to pursue multi-state, progressive jackpot games on slot machines

Amendment 100 to the Arkansas Constitution authorizes the state Racing Commission to issue four casino licenses. The licenses are for expanding gambling operations at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis. They are also for casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties with the endorsement of local officials. Last November, the Pope County casino license was handed to Cherokee Nation Businesses to build Legends Resort & Casino. In August, a board of election commissioners declined to certify the popular name and ballot title for the Fair Play for Arkansas 2022 proposed constitutional amendment.
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Arkansas: Commission approves multi-state slot machine jackpot games; Saracen Casino to contract with IGT

Arkansas Racing Commission approved a contract for MegaJackpots with IGT. The casino will join other casinos in Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey and South Dakota. It will be linked to the Las Vegas strip by the end of this year. The games range from a penny-based game to a $5 game. Amendment 100 to Arkansas Constitution authorizes the state Racing commission to issue four casino licenses. iGT's platform is considered to be the industry standard.   The games will include Money Mania, with a primary reset amount of $100,000, and three separate Wheel of Fortune games with primaryreset amounts of $200,00, $500, 000 and $1 million.
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The Arkansas Democrat

Casino opponents in Pope County raise more than $1M in June

The Fair Play for Arkansas 2022 committee raised $1.2 million in June. The majority of expenditures for the committee went to a canvassing service based out of Denver. Cherokee Nation Businesses contributed $50,000 to the Arkansas Tourism Alliance's ballot committee that opposes Fair play's proposed constitutional amendment. Pope County casino license was given to Cherokee in November. Amendment 100 to Arkansas Constitution authorizes the state Racing Commission to issue four casino licenses. Casinos are currently operating in Hot Springs, Pine Bluff and West Memphis.
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Casino opponents in Pope County raise more than $1M in June
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Arkansas: Choctaw-backed group submits required signatures in effort to halt Cherokees' Pope County casino

Fair Play for Arkansas has 100,000 signatures on its proposed constitutional amendment to repeal the legalization of a casino permit in Pope County. The number represents 11,00 more than the signatures required. All the qualifying voters are registered registered voters and distributed among 15 counties. Fair Play is calling for the state to investigate the Arkansas Tourism Alliance for potential petition fraud. The alliance has about $1.1 million from the Cherokee Nation to fight the Fair play repeal. If the repeal hits the ballot there will be a jackpot in TV advertising from both sides.
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Arkansas: Choctaw-backed group submits required signatures in effort to halt Cherokees' Pope County casino
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The Arkansas Democrat

Lawsuit filed over casino license for Pope County, contending Cherokee firm lacks experience

Lawsuit filed over casino license for Pope County, contending Cherokee firm lacks experience. John "Cliff" Goodin wants a temporary restraining order to stop any movement on a casino in Pope. Legends Resort and Casino was granted a gambling license last month. The company has no gambling experience as required under the state constitutional amendment. The amendment allows casinos inPope and Jefferson counties as well as at the established race tracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis. It also allows the Racing Commission to issue the license.
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Lawsuit filed over casino license for Pope County, contending Cherokee firm lacks experience
The Arkansas Democrat

Illegal-exaction lawsuit targets lack of Arkansas funding for programs on problem gambling

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette raised questions about the lack of funding for the problem gambling programs. The Racing Commission is working to meet the constitutional requirement. In 2015, Hutchinson signed legislation to eliminate the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's $200,000-a-year contribution to compulsive-gambling treatment and education programs, increasing the amount of money available for scholarships. Former Lotteries Commissioner Smokey Campbell complained about payments to the Higher Education Department and to Legislative Audit. Lobbyist Bruce Hawkins is going to put together a proposal for Racing commission concerning the Problem Gambling Hotline required by Amendment 100.
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Arkansas Racing Commission awards Pope County casino license

Arkansas Racing Commission grants a casino license to Cherokee Nation Businesses to build Legends Resort and Casino near Russellville. The Cherokees plan to construct a $225 million casino and resort with 1,100 slot machines, 32 table games and 200 hotel rooms. It's been a long and complicated process. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled to nullify the license awarded previously to Gulfside Casino Partnership. A previous judge ruled that the commission rule and state law required letters of endorsements for casino licenses to come from local officials at the time the application is submitted.
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The Arkansas Democrat

State justices overturn decision on Pope County casino

Arkansas Supreme Court rules that the state legislature and the Arkansas Racing Commission acted in line with the constitution. The ruling invalidates the application from Mississippi casino operator Gulfside Casino Partnership to build and operate a casino in Pope County. A state official says the matter will be decided in the coming weeks. The initial case was brought by Gulf side in 2019 after its license application was denied by the Racing commission. It was because its letter of support was signed by former Pope county judge Jim Ed Gibson just days before his term expired. Cherokee Nation Businesses later submitted an application to the commission after gaining support from Ben Cross, the current Pope counties county Judge.
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The Arkansas Democrat

Group wants casino kept out

Group wants casino kept out of Pope County. They are collecting signatures to place it on the November 2022 ballot. Amendment 100 was approved by voters in 2018 to authorize the expansion of gambling operations at racetracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis into full-fledged casinos. The question of which company should be awarded the Pope county casino license has been contentious for years. The debate surrounding the potential ownership of the casino licence between Gulfside Casino Partnership and Cherokee Nation Businesses is still ongoing.
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