Saracen Casino Annex Starts Accepting Sports Bets
The Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) gave the green light on Monday to Saracen Casino Resort to launch sports betting, reports the state’s news outlet the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Saracen Casino Annex, operated by the Quapaw Nation, held a soft opening on Friday — four days before it was scheduled to host a grand opening, with the property’s officials saying it was their “surprise” for the community.
After getting the go-ahead to offer sports betting, Saracen Casino Annex’s slot director John Boyce told reporters that gamblers could place wagers starting Tuesday at 8 a.m.
The gambling operator opened a sample sportsbook at the casino annex. It features betting kiosks which accept up to $500 worth bets.
“The sample sports book, or ‘limited betting’ option, will be a sports betting introduction to the local market and provide an introduction for the full-scale sports book that will be located at the Saracen Casino Resort,” the officials state.
The Quapaw Tribe is currently building Saracen Casino Resort that will include an 80,000-square-foot casino.
The main resort is expected to open by the end of 2020.