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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, Hot Springs

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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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  • Oaklawn Park is an iconic Arkansas place. It's a short season race track with a great atmosphere where people from all walks of life congregate and have fun. In recent years a casino gambling area ope...  more »
  • This was my first trip to the races. It was a lot of fun. You can take a tour of the stables where the Thoughbred horses are stabled. I didn't realize you are so close to the track. There's a couple g...  more »
  • We have traveled to Oaklawn from Texas several times. The fan excitement for the sport is wonderful. We love the track is downtown, very old, very well maintained and the purses attract really good ho...  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