Casino License Approved

Casino License Approved


((BOB)) A CASINO WILL BE OPENING IN PINE BLUFF. THE FINAL LICENSE WAS AWARDED AT A MEETING TODAY BY THE RACING COMMISSION. STEPHANIE SHARP IS LIVE AT THE LOCATION OF THE NEW CASINO. ((STEPHANIE)) THIS PLOT OF LAND WILL TRANSFORM OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF. IT’S WHERE THE NEW CASINO WILL BE LOCATED. ((STEPHANIE)) TODAY áá THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION OFFICIALLY APPROVED THE SOLE CASINO LICENSE TO THE QUAPAW TRIBE. THE CHAIRMAN SAYS WORK HAS ALREADY BEGUN. HE SAYS THE CASINO WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL WITH 18 MONTHS. NOT ONLY WILL THIS PUT A CASINO IN JEFFERSON COUNTY áá IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE JOBS. ” ” (John Berrey/ Chairman Downstream Development authority) 4822 We want to help our brothers and sisters in the community to work, not just labor but we want them to have contracts but we want them to rise up with us ((STEPHANIE)) AS FAR AS THE CASINO LICENSE IN POPE COUNTY ARE CONCERNED áá THE COMMISSION VOTED TO DENY ALL FIVE APPLICATIONS BECAUSE NONE OF THE COMPANIES HAD WRITTEN LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM CURRENT CITY OR COUNTY LEADERS. THE COMMISSION ALSO VOTED THAT IF A COMPANY GETS A LETTER OF SUPPORT á THE COMMISSION WILL REOPEN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. ((STEPHANIE)) BUT AGAIN áá HERE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.. THEY ARE GOOD TO GO FOR A NEW CASINO. ((BOB)) THIS IS A STORY WE BROKE ON THE KáAáRáK 4 NEWS SMARTPHONE APP. TO BE THE FIRST TO GET BREAKING NEWS ALERTS áá DOWNLOAD THE APP áá IN THE APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY. ((BOB)) WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKWABEE SANDERS IS STEPPING DOWN. PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT VIA TWITTER,

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