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US – US$350m Saracen Casino Resort to open in Arkansas

By - 20 October 2020

The new US$350m Saracen Casino Resort is holding its Grand Opening today (October 20), bringing ‘first-class amenities and first-class personalised service in a Native American Casino resort setting’ to Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Saracen Casino Resort will offer 2,000 slot machines and an additional 300 machines at Saracen Annex located across the street. 30 table games, poker play, Sports book, with a variety of tournaments, big ticket giveaways, seven fabulous restaurants, live entertainment, special event outdoor venue, 15,000+ sq ft of event facilities for indoor concerts, special events and banquets, and a premium 300-room hotel tower to offer guests the luxury of over-the top accommodations.

It is owned by Quapaw Nation who won a casino license from the Arkansas Racing Commission. Arkansas voters approved Amendment 3 in the Nov 2018 election legalising casino gambling and authorising the state to issue casino licenses for the first time ever.

Saracen Casino is the third casino licensed in Arkansas and the third owned by the Quapaw Nation. The tribe also owns the Quapaw Casino in Miami, OK and the Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, OK.

A spokesperson said: “From the infusion of Native American and African American culture and designs on the exterior of the building to the carpet designs in the interior of the casino, no detail goes unnoticed. Sculptures, wood working, Delta cultural influence and designs throughout set the overall mood for a superior experience. At Saracen, each guest is unique and is treated individually for they each have interests important to them Saracen team members are to observe and interact with guests personally with genuine interest in exceeding guest expectations during every visit.

“This region was once home to the Quapaw Nation. Our presence here is a homecoming, so it’s important to us that the city of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County thrive. This begins with investing in the individuals who live here. Gainful employment benefits the employee, but it also transforms that individual’s household and allows him or her to invest in local businesses and grow the local economy.”

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