Pope County Casino Applications Denied

Pope County Casino Applications Denied


((BOB)) IT APPEARS THE LUCK RAN OUT OVER IN POPE COUNTY… THE RACING COMMISSION ALSO DENIED ALL THE CASINO APPLICATIONS THERE. THE COMMISSION SAID NONE OF THE COMPANIES HAD WRITTEN LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM CURRENT CITY OR COUNTY LEADERS. IN TOTAL á FIVE COMPANIES SUBMITTED A LICENSE. GULFSIDE CASINO PARTNERSHIP HAD A WRITTEN LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE FORMER MAYOR AND POPE COUNTY JUDGE. THE COMMISSION SAID SINCE THEY WEREN’T CURRENTLY IN THE POSITION áá THEY WOULDN’T GET THE SOLE POPE COUNTY LICENSE. A REPRESENTATIVE FOR GULFSTREAM SAYS THE COMPANY COULD APPEAL. (Casey Castleberry/ Attorney representing Gulfside Casino Partnership) 4340 We are the only applicant that has met all the qualifications set our in the amendment. So I believe we’re the only ones to have the standing to challenge the rulings today ((BOB)) THE COMMISSIONERS ALSO VOTED TO REFUND ALL THE MONEY TO THE COMPANIES THAT SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS. IT WAS A BILL OF $250á THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH.

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