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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, Hot Springs
(3.7/5 based on 550+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • It's a gaming place - not a "casino" as gaming is skill driven. Lots of gaming machines (slots), and large racetrack. Friendly staff. 
  • The casino is ok but drinks are definately not free, like in Tunica or Las Vegas. Beer is $3.75 -$4.00 a bottle, depending on where in the casino that you buy it. The slots also don't seem to pay out ...  more »
  • Easy access, fun filled and colorful....Oaklawn Racing and Casino is perfect for a few hours of fun anytime. Food can be good to to-do but good isn't what we go to do....feeding those slots to win or ...  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