The community is invited to attend a meeting and get updates on the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. This meeting will be held tonight from 6pm until 9pm at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

John L. Berrey, chairman of the business committee of the Quapaw Nation and the Downstream Development Authority, invites you to learn all about the latest updates. The casino is awaiting state license before construction begins. The Arkansas Racing Commission is scheduled to award the license this month.

Construction is now underway on a $100 million expansion at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs. The expansion was announced shortly after Arkansas voters in November legalized casino gambling at four sites in the state, including Oaklawn and Pine Bluff. The planned expansion includes adding a hotel, an event center, and an additional 28,000 square feet to the casino area.

The Arkansas Racing Commission approved casino licenses March 23rd for Oaklawn and for Southland Gaming and Racing at West Memphis. The license for the Saracen Casino Resort is expected to be presented this month with construction following.