An Oklahoma-based group has submitted its proposal to obtain a casino license for Jefferson County in hopes to undergo a $300-million dollar project.
The first applicant is Downstream Development Authority of the Oklahoma Quapaw Tribe.
“This is beyond just dollars and cents for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. This is the original homeland,” said Nate Steel, who serves as legal counsel for the applicant.
Steel along with colleague Alex Gray dropped off a box of documents at the Arkansas Racing Commission on Wednesday.
The documents detail plans for the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art casino resort.
Due to the competitive nature of the application process, Steel isn’t at liberty to reveal too much about the Saracen Casino Resort.
“This is a full scale first class commercial casino resort so I think that the people of Jefferson County, central Arkansas and really this part of the country are going to be excited about having this built in Jefferson County, Arkansas,” Steel said.