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UPDATED: Pope County chief asks county board to remain neutral in legal fight over casino license

BY: - November 1, 2023

UPDATE: The Pope County Quorum Court on Thursday night voted to table the resolution. Pope County Judge Ben Cross will ask the county quorum court Thursday for neutrality in the ongoing legal debate over which company should receive a license to open a Russellville casino. Last week, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court […]

UPDATED: Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling nullifying Pope County casino license

BY: - October 30, 2023

This story was updated at 6:43 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2023. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that stripped a Pope County casino license from a Cherokee Nation Businesses partnership. The decision likely reopens the license application process. In response to the decision, Pope County Judge Ben Cross sent […]

Judge revokes Cherokees’ Pope County casino license; fight at Arkansas Supreme Court looms

BY: - January 13, 2023

This article was updated Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at 5:40 p.m. A judge has stripped Legends Resort and Casino and Cherokee Nation Businesses of the license to operate a casino in Pope County. The long-awaited ruling will be appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court, which will again decide the fate of Arkansas’ fourth and, for […]

Long-running lawsuit on Arkansas’ fourth casino license nears conclusion

BY: - January 4, 2023

A judge expects to rule in the coming days on whether Legends Resort and Casino is entitled to open a casino in Pope County. Both sides promise to appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court, but a decision at the circuit court level will finally begin to resolve the nearly four-year-old question of who should operate […]