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Former Quapaw Lawyer Accused of Embezzling From Saracen Casino

Jack Brill allegedly funneled more than $2.34 million to former Quapaw Business Committee Chair John Berrey and several other associates. read more >
Quapaw Nation Tribal Chairman Joseph Byrd and his predecessor, John Berrey
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Quapaw Audit Asks a $34 Million QuestionLock Icon

The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma, owner of the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, says a forensic audit expected to be completed this month indicates that $34 million in tribal casino profits from Oklahoma were misspent by the previous tribal business administration. read more >
Saracen Casino Resort’s renderings by Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville are at the bottom. Saracen Development released HBG Design’s images, at top, in a news release in December. Blackwell’s  images were provided by MBA’s attorney, Mark Henry of Fayetteville.
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Marlon Blackwell Says Saracen Casino Design Was HijackedLock Icon

With the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort under construction in Pine Bluff, a federal lawsuit is just getting underway over who designed it. read more >
Gamblers enjoying the modern slot machines at the Saracen Annex in Pine Bluff earlier this month.  Casino gaming made its debut in Arkansas in 2019.
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Players Seated: New Casino Industry Tracks, Rewards RegularsLock Icon

Knowing your customer is a business commandment, and for casinos, it may be the most crucial card game. read more >
An architectural rendering of the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff.  Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
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As Saracen Casino Goes Up, Minority Jobs Expected to Rise on Quapaws’ BetLock Icon

The Quapaw Tribe of Indians’ Downstream Development Authority LLC broke ground last month in Pine Bluff and expects a 300-room hotel and 80,000-SF casino complex to be fully built by the end of 2020. read more >
Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Quapaw Return to Arkansas Bearing a CasinoLock Icon

Pine Bluff gets ready to host the commercial return of Arkansas' "namesake" tribe. read more >