In mid-2020 the Arkansas Racing Commission selected and licensed a plan submitted by a Mississippi casino group, Gulfside Casino Partners, to build a $254M casino resort in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. The final casino will open in 2022 followed later by construction of the hotel. …
Is Pope County Arkansas getting a casino?
The ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox supports a June 18, 2020, decision by the Arkansas Racing Commission to issue Gulfside Casino Partnership a license to build and operate a casino in Pope County.
Where is River Valley casino in Arkansas?
Proposed by Gulfside Casino Partnership, which operates Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, Mississippi, River Valley Casino Resort would be located in Russellville, Arkansas.
Can you smoke at Saracen casino?
Two Arkansas casinos, Oaklawn Park Casino and Southland Casino, have already adopted smoke-free policies as a part of their COVID-19 safety protocols. We encourage these casinos to remain permanently smoke-free and for the new Saracen Casino to open and remain permanently smoke-free as well.
What is the legal age for gambling in Arkansas?
Gambling in Arkansas is regulated by Arkansas Code sections 5-66-101 et seq. and 23-110 et seq. The minimum gambling age is 18 for lottery and horse race betting, and 21 for slots and other casino games.
Are slot machines legal in Arkansas?
State law allows Class II skill-based gaming machines, but only if approved by local municipalities. … The state legislature permitted skill-based gaming machines at Arkansas’ two racetracks with Act 1151 of 2005, the Local Option Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing Electronic Games of Skill Act.
Is it legal to gamble in Arkansas?
While gambling is completely illegal under the Arkansas State codes, the penalties look the same as they were in the 1960’s. If convicted you face a ‘heavy’ fine of between $10 and $25 for most gambling offenses.
What is the biggest casino in Arkansas?
Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Arkansas
Out of all casinos in Arkansas you’ll find River Valley Casino to be the biggest. It has 2100 gaming machines and 100 table games.