This week attorneys for the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma submitted an application to the Arkansas Racing Commission to build a casino in Pine Bluff, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The Quapaw Nation currently operates casinos in Oklahoma.
Attorneys for the Quapaw Nation drafted Amendment 100 to the Arkansas Constitution. That amendment made a casino in Pine Bluff possible in the first place.
The Quapaw Nation also spent more than $3.7 million putting Amendment 100 on the ballot and passing it in 2018.
We have said before that Amendment 100’s wording favors wealthy casino corporations who are looking to expand their business to Arkansas. Applicants who want to operate a casino in Arkansas must be able to pay $250,000 in application fees and must have experience operating casinos in other states.
Casinos are a blight on the community. Jefferson County already has enough trouble with poverty as it is. Opening a casino in Pine Bluff simply will compound that problem.
40 Days for Life recently wrapped up its spring prayer campaign.
For 40 days each spring and fall pro-life volunteers gather outside abortion facilities worldwide to pray that abortion will end.
In March volunteers praying outside Arkansas’ only surgical abortion facility reported that at least one child had been saved from abortion while they were there.
“Praise the Lord! We have a CONFIRMED baby save this morning!” said Toni in Little Rock. “Parents came out of the clinic and told the sidewalk helpers that they changed their minds.”
40 Days for Life also says that according to former abortion facility workers,
the “no-show” rate for abortion appointments can go to as high as 75% when someone prays in front of an abortion facility.
Arkansans are working successfully to end abortion one life at a time.