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Landings at Rock Creek Sells for Nearly $15M (Real Deals)

An affiliate of FM Capital of Hollywood, Florida, was the buyer. 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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Saracen Credit Ratings Go UpLock Icon

Moody upgraded Saracen’s corporate family rating and $285 million senior secured notes due in 2025 to B3 from Caa1. read more >
John Berrey, chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, said the $350 million Pine Bluff casino complex will be developed along the lines of the tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma.

Quapaw Charges Former Chairman John Berrey with Embezzlement, Conspiracy

The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma filed criminal charges on Friday against its former long-time chairman, John L. Berrey, for abuse of office, conspiracy and embezzlement. 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 >
Chairman Joseph Byrd and Secretary-Treasurer Guy Barker of the Business Committee of the Quapaw Nation
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Gambling Profits Help Quapaw Leaders Play Many Hands

Joseph Byrd and Guy Barker lead the government of the Quapaw Nation, which owns and operates Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. They talk about casinos, business development and UA donations. 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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Judge Clears Path for Saracen Casino Design LawsuitLock Icon

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week that a 2019 lawsuit can go forward over who designed the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. read more >
Todd Gold  
Associate Dean of the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute at University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
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Saracen Casino Chef Todd Gold on Running 8 Restaurants, Accepting A New Challenge

Chef Todd Gold, director the food and beverage department at the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, talks about his new job and the challenges of overseeing eight restaurants and a staff of 300. read more >
Chairman Joseph Byrd of the Quapaw Nation Business Committee
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Ahead of Casino Opening, New Quapaw Leader Goes QuietLock Icon

Joseph Byrd, the new Quapaw Nation business chairman, has not responded to repeated requests for comment. And he’s been equally silent with local and state officials on how plans for an Oct. 1 grand opening are proceeding for the 80,000-SF Saracen Casino Resort gaming floor. read more >
John Berrey, chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, said the $350 million Pine Bluff casino complex will be developed along the lines of the tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma.

John Berrey Loses Re-Election to Lead Quapaw Nation

John Berrey, longtime chairman of the Quapaw Nation that built the $350 million, 80,000-SF Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, lost his re-election bid on Saturday to Joseph Byrd. read more >