Racing commission rejects appeal over Pope County casino

Racing commission rejects appeal over Pope County casino
Voters in Arkansas approved the legalization of four casinos in 2018, and three of those casinos have either partially or fully opened. (Source: WFIE)

RUSSELLEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Racing Commission has rejected an appeal from Cherokee Nation Businesses over the awarding of a casino license to another company.

The panel previously awarded the license for a new casino in Pope County to Gulfside Casino Partnership of Mississippi.

The Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation Businesses appealed, and a split commission rejected that appeal Thursday.

Voters in Arkansas approved the legalization of four casinos in 2018, and three of those casinos have either partially or fully opened. 

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