Electronic Gambling Holds Steady At Oaklawn, Southland

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Another month, another steady flow of electronic gambling at the state's two permissible casinos.

May was a strong month for gambling wagers at Oaklawn and Southland, although neither month was near a record for the casinos.

Oaklawn Park and Southland Park are the only two venues allowed to offer casino-style gambling in Arkansas, although certain aspects of the games are electronic. Electronic games of skill (EGS) wagers include video blackjack, poker, slot machines

and other games.

The latest figures regarding electronic gambling were released by the Arkansas Racing Commission on Friday.

Hot Springs-based Oaklawn reported $79 million in EGS wagers and $73.7 million in payouts. Year-to-date, Oaklawn has topped $389.9 million in EGS wagers.

At West Memphis-based Southland, its casino took in $143.5 million and paid out $134.2 million. Year-to-date, Southland has posted EGS wagers of $751.3 million – a quarter of a billion dollars.