Arkansas to start accepting casino licence applications

The regulatory commission said that the state is on track to start accepting the applications by early May.

US.- An Arkansas Racing Commission spokesman revealed on Friday that the regulatory body is ready to start accepting casino licence applications by early May. The two racetracks in the state can also start adding table games next month.

The spokesman revealed that the casino licences would be for Pope and Jefferson counties, a new constitutional amendment has set. It also allows the two racetracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis to expand their services to casinos.

“The Racing Commission looks forward to opening the application process. We anticipate applications will be accepted beginning in early May,” said Scott Hardin, spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the Racing Commission.

“The timetable for review of those applications will be determined by the total number received. As Oaklawn and Southland plan to offer expanded table games in the near future, the Commission will formally license both locations at an upcoming meeting,” he added.

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