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Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas

Oklahoma tribes compete for commercial casino in Arkansas (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation continue to compete for a commercial casino in Arkansas, where one of their fellow tribes is already up and running.

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation debuts casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas (October 1, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation is paying tribute to one of its chiefs with a commercial casino in Arkansas.

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory (July 29, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to open a casino resort in Arkansas next spring but gaming machines will debut much sooner.

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas (June 13, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas.

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas (February 25, 2019)

The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas (January 16, 2019)

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas (December 12, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Nation wins endorsement to operate commercial casino in Arkansas (December 4, 2018)

The Quapaw Nation is returning home to Arkansas with a project named after Chief Saracen.

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls (November 8, 2018)

In just two years, the Quapaw Nation could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative (November 7, 2018)

After spending nearly $6 million on a ballot initiative, two tribes based in Oklahoma have emerged victorious in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign (October 31, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe will soon find out whether voters in Arkansas will approve their gaming campaign.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign (October 16, 2018)

Two tribes with experience in gaming are working together in hopes of legalizing casinos in Arkansas..

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas (July 26, 2018)

After spending more than $1.2 million, the Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have come up short in Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas (July 17, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have spent more than $1.2 million to boost gaming efforts in Arkansas.

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas (March 14, 2018)

A gaming initiative that could help the Quapaw Tribe return to its homelands in Arkansas has seen another setback.

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas (January 9, 2018)

The Quapaw Tribe is hoping to bring gaming to Arkansas, its ancestral homeland.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)

The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)

The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (September 2, 2016)

Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (August 16, 2016)

Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (June 28, 2016)

There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (June 23, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas (March 4, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas (February 18, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (January 21, 2016)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (December 8, 2015)

The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (November 10, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (November 3, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (August 31, 2015)

Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (August 11, 2015)

A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (July 13, 2015)

The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (July 10, 2015)

Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (July 3, 2015)

The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition (June 8, 2015)

Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (May 27, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (May 13, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border

Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border (May 13, 2015)

The tribe created another 300 jobs at the new Cherokee Casino in Roland, set to open May 19.

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (April 23, 2015)

The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (April 21, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (April 16, 2015)

Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (March 26, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan

Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (March 25, 2015)

The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas (March 24, 2015)

The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas

Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas (March 23, 2015)

The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer

Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer (January 20, 2015)

The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

Police in Oklahoma kill suspect outside of Choctaw Nation casino

Police in Oklahoma kill suspect outside of Choctaw Nation casino (December 4, 2014)

The suspect led police on a high-speed chase that ended at the tribe's casino in Grant.

Choctaw Nation arrests 10 people in prostitution sting at casino

Choctaw Nation arrests 10 people in prostitution sting at casino (September 26, 2014)

The sting netted people on both sides of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino

Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino (September 25, 2014)

Tony Nagy has worked for Cherokee Nation Entertainment since 2007

Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border

Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border (July 16, 2014)

The facility near the Kansas border will be the tribe's eighth casino.

Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas

Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas (June 3, 2014)

Gaming facilities operated by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokee Nation attract patrons from Arkansas.