Address: Russellville, AR, USA
Gulfside needs to get the voters in Pope County on board for its licensing ambition to come to fruition.
Proposed by Gulfside Casino Partnership, which operates Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, Mississippi, River Valley Casino Resort would be located in Russellville, Arkansas. The three-phase $200 million project in Pope County will require approval by state regulators after voters statewide approved casino gaming in last month’s election.
The casino is expected to open in fall 2020 and would reportedly feature a 300-room hotel, including 40 suites, a 6,500 sq.ft. spa and fitness center and meeting and convention space. Dining options would include a 300-seat buffet, a fine-dining steakhouse, 24-hour cafe, and a coffee and pastry shop. Other property amenities include retail/shopping, a pool bar and deck, and an outdoor amphitheater & entertainment area to accommodate more than 2,000 guests.
Gambling would include 60,000 sq. ft. of gaming space with 1,500 slot machines and 50 table games, alongside a show bar and casino bar, sports bar with live sports betting and a casino lounge/club.
There would also be ample parking with a surface parking lot as well as a parking garage.