Left to Right: Mayor Marco McClendon, Osi Imomoh, Kyle Winschel, Tiffany Hoggan, Keairraca Evans

(West Memphis, Ark.) Southland Casino Hotel presented a check for $20,694 to the Mayor McClendon’s Youth Empowerment Summer Jobs Program – West Memphis, Ark. The Youth Summer Jobs Program was created by Mayor McClendon to educate and employ up to 60 ambassadors every summer, creating experiences and opportunities for West Memphis local youth during their summer break.

“We have a deep appreciation for the work that West Memphis does to help our community,” said Osi Imomoh, general manager and president of Southland Casino Hotel. “And to take it a step further – it’s wonderful to know that we are a part of something even larger, as patrons of other gaming venues within our company’s U.S. portfolio are helping those in need within their respective communities.”

“Southland has always been a great partner to the City of West Memphis and their philanthropy has always been great to our community,” said Mayor McClendon.


The campaign is part of parent company Delaware North’s “Game Changer” initiative where all proceeds are provided to local organizations focused on creating positive community impact. Since September of 2020, the Game Changer program at Southland has raised over $451,407 for the local community. The Game Changer campaign has presented checks to Hope House Ministries, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Crittenden County, the Children’s Advocacy Center of East Arkansas, the Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis, the West Cancer Foundation in Memphis, Step Up for Down syndrome, the Special Olympics Greater Memphis and many more.


As one of the largest employers in West Memphis, Southland Casino Hotel is committed to further supporting the tristate area through volunteer efforts, donations, and continued investments. Southland Casino Hotel’s Community Engagement Office is designed to identify and invest in areas within Eastern Arkansas, Memphis and the Mid-South.


Southland has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions.


Whether you are looking to play, stay, savor, or do all three, Southland Casino Hotel offers it all. Explore their expansive casino floor with 2,300 slots, 50 live tables, Betly Sportsbook and more. Dine at the elegant Steakhouse or The Kitchens – a unique buffet experience. Plus, be sure to check out their free live entertainment each month. Discover more by calling 1-800-467-6182 or visiting southlandcasino.com.