Arkansas’ 3 casinos opening as decision on bars expected

Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ three casinos are reopening after being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and a decision is coming on whether bars can follow suit. The casinos at the Oaklawn horse track in Hot Springs, Southland dog track in West Memphis and Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff planned to reopen Monday after the state approved their plans for enforcing new social distancing rules. Each of the casinos will be limited to one-third capacity and are enforcing other restrictions. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday afternoon planned to announce whether bars can reopen.