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Construction Flurry Advances Saracen Casino
Work on the first phase of the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff is racing toward completion in June. The 80,000-SF casino floor, lined by restaurants, will have room to accommodate 50 table games and 2,000 slot machines. Expected to open next year, phase two encompasses the 300-room, 13-story hotel tower and events center.

Construction Flurry Advances Saracen Casino

by George Waldon – 1 day ago

To get the first phase of the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff open as soon as possible, crews are racing the clock on a work schedule that is essentially 24/7.


Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers? This article is available only in print.

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

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WhispersRestaurants & Food

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Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

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Banking & Finance

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Bank OZK's New HQ Built to Recruit, Retain Talent

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Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

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Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

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Banking & FinanceHealth CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

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Real DealsHealth Care

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Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

We approached executives from businesses large and small, nonprofits and even government agencies, and asked them to answer questions about their organizations, their industries and themselves. read more >