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Old Posted Nov 7, 2018, 2:31 PM
Wayward Memphian Wayward Memphian is offline
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Looks like the casino measure passed in Arkansas. I thought it was highly problematic and favored the existing gaming outlets too much but it opens the door for the legislature to expand I guess. The former indigenous tribes will be keen on buy up some ancestral land and push for gaming as well. The Quapaw are first ones to watch. I wished the measure broke Arkansas down into zones with a set amount of permits to entice bidding proposals to seek the best one for each zone plus a clause that allowed gaming halls for ambitious historic preservation or redevelopment of former properties meeting historic guidelines for Hot Springs downtown. The Arkansas area just south of Branson screams for a casino possibly tied into Mr. Bass Pro's resort empire.

Southland looks to build a hotel tower now, hints of at least a 200 million hotel/conference center have been floated.

This will whack Tunica hard especially if Arkansas goes down the sports book road as well.

I really wish Oaklawn would push for a fall meet and inclusion in the Breeders Cup. It's been talked about before.
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