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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, Hot Springs

(3.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Experience the exhilaration of horseracing at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Bet on your favorite horses, or spend some time in the casino for a chance to try your luck. The first race here took place in 1905 in front of a crowd of only 3,000 people. Today, the track has been graced by champions of the sport like Temperence Hill, Cigar, and Smarty Jones. You'll find casino games like video poker, instant racing, and electronic blackjack. Dine at the Carousel Terrace, featuring antique carousel horses and music boxes, and is equipped with television monitors to watch the races. Use our Hot Springs travel itinerary planner to add Oaklawn Racing & Gaming and other attractions to your Hot Springs vacation plans.
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  • The only thing that I did not like about Oaklawn was the cigarette smoke in the gaming room. For a public place they had the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen  more »
  • The racetrack and facilities are very good. Everything is clean. Viewing the races is very good. There are lots of windows to place bids. If I had one complaint, it would be that there needs to be mor...  more »
  • Only been to the horse races one other time in my life. So this was a great treat to see. My first race I bet on I got really excited when all 3 of the horses I bet on placed. Really had a great time ...  more »
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  • Lots of fun on the video gaming. However, it seems these machines never pay out very much. It is definitely very nice inside. Must purchase drinks. They are not free, like at regular casinos.
  • We used free play from the hotel plus giving them our email. We got $20 free play and played in the thankfully smoke free section in the back. On my $1 I made $11.70. Not bad, except I would have lost $8.30 if I'd actually paid $21. Not a bad gaming place, but I miss all the things that make a casino a casino. No craps table, no dealers, no roulette tables, no hustle and bustle. Just a bunch of mostly older people sitting at machines pressing buttons. It might be nice for some, but it wasn't terribly fun for me.
  • Crowded, lack of parking and handicap parking is even worse. During racing season it's reserved for VIPs.
  • Very fun but machines are very tight they don't pay out very much
  • They do not give out wins often and the drinks are not free.i rarely win here and it gets boring after time