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New Gaming Resort is At 350 million dollars, Saracen Casino Resort is the largest tourism investment project in Arkansas, developed by Down- stream Development Authority of the Quapaw Nation. The resort occupies 345 acres at the intersection of Martha Mitchell Ex- pressway and US 63/79. The most striking feature of the primary complex is the 300- room hotel that rises from Pine Bluff’s eastern horizon in a profile that is reminiscent of the lone eagle feather worn by the resort’s namesake, Chief Saracen. An 80,000-square-foot gaming floor, conference and banquet center, entertainment venue, spa, restaurants and lounges are housed in the ground-hugging building that extends from the first floor of the hotel. Also located on the campus are a museum and cultural center, health clinic, child learning and daycare center, plus safety, fire and EMS fa- cilities dedicated to the health and safety of resort guests. Patrons enjoy “playing the slots” at the Saracen Annex, opened in late 2019. In addition to premier entertainment and gourmet dining, resort guests will enjoy gam- ing action at fifty Ve- gas-style tables and two thousand slot ma- chines. An additional 300 slot machines are available at the Sara- cen Annex, which was opened across the road in October 2019, along with the Q-Store, a convenience store and gas station. 28 

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