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Arkansas Supreme Court Approves Casino Plans For Russellville

A fourth casino project was approved by the Supreme Court in Arkansas after it was halted in court by a Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge back in January.

Legends Resort and Casino, which is owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation, was told that they could proceed with their casino plans in Russellville, AR. Legends is planning on building a domestic casino resort on 325 acres of land in Russellville, which was initially part of an approved gambling referendum. 

Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the Arkansas Racing Commission, stated that casinos were a hot topic when Amendment 100 was first passed in 2018, and it is still a hot topic now. Hardin went on to say that the domestic casino vote set off a firestorm.

The fourth casino license for Russellville was awarded initially to Gulfside Casino out of Mississippi but was then revoked by a court ruling, said Hardin. After the court denied the license, the Arkansas Racing Commission issued a license to Legends Resort and Casino. It has been five years since a casino in Russellville was approved by voters, but the project has been in legal limbo ever since.

When Will The Russellville Casino Break Ground?

Now that the State Supreme Court has approved the project, Legends will likely break ground in the coming months. It only took about a year to build the other three state-licensed casinos, but since the Legends resort is planning on building an amphitheater, a 13-story hotel, and a full casino, it could take longer to complete. 

Are Online Casinos Legal In Arkansas?

Online gambling in Arkansas is legal with licensed casinos, sportsbooks, and poker sites outside of the state, as no laws outlaw the activity. Domestic online casino gambling from state-licensed casinos is not available currently; however, online sports betting from the state-based casinos is up and running. 

In the United States, the federal government has left it up to the states to decide if online gambling is legal or not. To date, only one state, Washington, has outright banned online gambling. 

What Are The Best USA Online Casinos For AR Citizens?

The best USA online casinos for Arkansas residents are all located outside of the country and are licensed by trusted gaming regulators. There are many online USA casinos that Arkansas residents can access, but the best site depends on the player. 

Our gambling guides at Unitedstatesgamblingonline.com detail all the options online casinos have to offer, from lucrative bonus rewards to user experience. To learn more about the exciting world of online gambling and to find the site that best suits you, see our online casino reviews for top-notch, up-to-date information from the most trusted online gambling sites.