The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a challenge to Gulfside’s Pope County casino plans can proceed.
Gulfside Casino Partnership tried to argue that the state’s gaming commission broke its own rules.
The two leading gaming operators hoping to build a casino in Pope County will have to battle for points to see who wins.
The billions Arkansas stands to gaine from a Pope County casino have been laid out, if the legal barriers for one could get out of the way.
As soon as “Pope County” and “casino” merged into a single sentence, it was expected that a battle would ensue.
The idea of a casino in Pope County, Arkansas was expected to raise considerable conflicts and true enough several lawsuits filed over the move.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones almost immediately starting working out a way to have a casino in the state.
Legends Hospitality, a company founded by Jones, has entered into a partnership with Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) to launch the casino in the state, according to report.
The casino market in Arkansas is picking up, thanks to newly passed legislation to allow more gaming, as well as sports gambling.