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Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

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When the Quapaw Nation opened its gambling parlor in Pine Bluff four months ago, the Saracen Annex created new competition for casinos in Hot Springs and West Memphis and raised a new question: Is Arkansas’ gambling market already saturated? read more >

Construction Flurry Advances Saracen Casino

Construction Flurry Advances Saracen Casino

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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. read more >

Casinos Use Dining to Build Loyalty, Brand

Casinos Use Dining to Build Loyalty, Brand

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Dining and drinking are increasingly important ingredients of the casino experience, industry experts say, and all indications are that Arkansas’ new gaming destinations won’t neglect either. read more >

Sports Bets Scoring in the U.S.

Sports Bets Scoring in the U.S.

This map from the American Gaming Association shows the states where sports betting is now legal, where sports betting has been approved but is not yet operational, and where bills have been prefiled or introduced to legalize sports betting and are under consideration. read more >

Arvest Promotes Gooch to Regional Director

Arvest Promotes Gooch to Regional Director

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Don Gooch, an 18-year employee who most recently served as southwest Arkansas community bank president, has been promoted to regional director of community bank presidents by Arvest Bank of Fayetteville. read more >

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed’s CDIAC

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed’s CDIAC

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Marnie Oldner, CEO of Stone Bank of Mountain View, was named last week to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. read more >

Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

Simmons Bank Shouting Name From Rooftops

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Verizon Arena in North Little Rock officially became Simmons Bank Arena on Oct. 3, marking the latest effort by the Pine Bluff bank to build brand visibility in central Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

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One-hundred at New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to walk in May; ceremony set for next year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. read more >

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

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A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

Health Network Saved Its Members $14.7M in 2018

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Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock saved the organizations it works with more than $14.7 million in 2018, the latest figure available. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

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With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

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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 >

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

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A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas’ pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin’ Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >