Racing Commission Approves Casino License

Racing Commission Approves Casino License


THE CALL AROUND 1á30. ALL WE KNOW ABOUT THE VICTIM IS THAT IT WAS A MAN. POLICE DO NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECT INFORMATION AT THIS TIME. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE LEARN MORE. ((BOB)) IT’S TIME TO DOUBLE DOWN IN JEFFERSON COUNTY… THE SARACEN CASINO RESORT GOT ITS FINAL APPROVAL BY THE ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION THIS AFTERNOON. KARK’S STEPHANIE SHARP IS LIVE AT THE FUTURE SPOT FOR THE STATE’S NEWEST CASINO. LIVE ((STEPHANIE)) YOU CAN SEE BULLDOZER IS ALREADY IN PLACE. IN A YEAR AND A HALF áá THEY EXPECT A CASINO HERE TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL. This vacant plot of land áá in eastern Pine Bluff… will quickly change. These are renderings of what the new Saracen Casino Resort will look like. (John Berrey/ CHAIRMAN OF THE QUAPAW TRIBE) big day for my brothers and sisters in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County John Berrey áá is a chairman of the Quapaw Tribe. (nat of meeting The Arkansas Racing Commission awarded the Quapaw Tribe the sole casino liceans for Jefferson County at its meeting Thursday afternoon. Many supported the decision saying it will add good paying careers in the area. (No name) We need jobs. I have college students from Philander Smith and UALR. They want jobs (John Berrey/ Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe) Probably in August there will be job fairs. We’ve been having job fairs for construction workers Berrey says work has already started on the project… While work is being done on the casino.. the Quapaw Tribe will open a separate facility.. where people can start gaming sooner. (John Berrey/ Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe) 4705 In five months we’ll have our gas station with an annex 4711 Which will have slot machines. We’ll have some food there As excitement builds for the future… Berrey says this part of the state will cash in. (John Berrey/ Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe) We want to use this opportunity to not only add to our community back home but to uplift the community in Jefferson County and Pine Bluff ((STEPHANIE)) ALONG WITH THE CASINO áá THERE WILL BE A HOTEL AND A CONVENTION CENTER. ((BOB)) IT APPEARS THE LUCK RAN OUT OVER IN POPE COUNTY…

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