The Future Is Legendary for the People of Pope County

Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas Opens Office in Downtown Russellville, Arkansas

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – POPE COUNTY, Arkansas – ​Cherokee Nation Businesses​ and Legends​, a leader in global planning, sales and hospitality, today announced the opening of a local office for its proposed resort destination in Pope County – ​Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas​.


This morning, business leaders and local officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new site, located at 116 S. Commerce Avenue in downtown Russellville.


“Being a community-driven operating partner is of utmost importance to us,” said Chuck Garrett, CEO, Cherokee Nation Businesses. “Today, we further solidify our long-term commitment to Pope County by establishing our own roots in the community with a place where people can visit and get to know us personally as a business and as an operating partner. It’s also a place where members of the community can gather to learn exciting details of our project, including future employment opportunities.”


Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, the office will be open to the community. Visitors are also encouraged to stop by as part of the Downtown Art Walk on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.


“Continuing to strengthen our presence and build strong relationships with the people of Pope County is our top priority. We are pleased to have the full endorsement and support of the Pope County Quorum Court and look forward to receiving the license from the Arkansas State Racing Commission,” Garrett said.


To learn more about Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas, visit ​​. Find us on Facebook at ​Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas​.


About Cherokee Nation Businesses
Cherokee Nation Businesses employs more than 7,000 people in 47 states, 25 countries and two U.S. territories. CNB’s gaming and hospitality portfolio, Cherokee Nation Entertainment, manages 10 casinos, a horse racing track, two dozen restaurants, multiple entertainment venues, retail shops, fuel/convenience stores, golf courses, tourist welcome centers, museums, hotels and an RV campground. With 30 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, CNB leads the Oklahoma gaming market. The company was the first to open a resort-style casino hotel destination in the state and the first to open a Las-Vegas style concert venue. CNB prides itself on being the employer of choice and contributes significantly to Cherokee Nation’s $2.16 billion economic impact on northeast Oklahoma. For more information on CNB’s other gaming and resort properties, visit ​​.


About Legends
Founded in 2008, Legends is a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,500 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a 360-degree platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit ​​ and follow Legends at, Twitter and Instagram: @thelegendsway.