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January 18, 2023

Arkansas judge voids license to build casino

  • Cherokee Nation officials have filed an appeal of the decision.
  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge voided a state panel's decision to allow the Cherokee Nation to build a casino in the state, ruling on Thursday that the license was issued in violation of the state's constitution.

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox struck down the license issued in 2021 to Cherokee Nation Businesses, and Legends Resort and Casino — the company set up by the Cherokee Nation — to build a casino in Pope County.

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