Despite a slip in wagers in August, electronic games of skill (EGS) gambling remains robust at Arkansas’ two casino operations.
Electronic games of skill include video poker, video blackjack and other gambling games.
For the month of August, Hot Springs-based Oaklawn posted EGS wagers of $55.6 million, well below the $60.4 million in July, but nearly 50% higher than one year ago when Oaklawn’s EGS wagers settled at $37.5 million.
Southland’s numbers were stronger.
The West Memphis-based racino recorded $114.1 million in EGS wagers in August, down from $123.8 million in July, but more than double last August’s $56.6 million.
Year-to-date, the two tracks have received a combined $1.267 billion in EGS wagers. In all of 2010, Southland and Oaklawn combined for $1.126 billion in EGS revenue.