A grey hound track in East Arkansas is spending $250m to build a new casino complex and high rise hotel.
The parent Company of Southland gaming and Racing in West Memphis, Delaware North said it plans to begin construction this summer on its 113,000 square foot casino complex and 20 story hotel tower. The expansion is expected to add as many as 60 live table games and expand its gambling machines from 2,000 to 2,400.
The announcement comes months after the Arkansas Voters approved legalised casinos at Southland, a hot springs horse track in two other countries. The tracks already offer electronic gambling such as Video Poker.