Another Record Month For EGS Wagers At Oaklawn, Southland

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Electronic games of skill wagers at Oaklawn and Southland continued their hot streak in March as the two casino-style venues set record highs for the second consecutive month.

The latest statistics released by the Arkansas Racing Commission showed Oaklawn topping $100 million in EGS wagers for the first time ever and Southland EGS wagers cleared $200 million for the first time during the month.

Both tracks saw nearly 25% increases in electronic games of skill (EGS) wagering in March versus the previous year.

Hot Springs-based Oaklawn posted March 2013 EGS wagers of $108.66 million, a 24.5% increase from March 2012. The figure was the highest one-month EGS total in Oaklawn history.

West Memphis-based Southland totaled $205.77 million in EGS wagers in March 2013, a 25.3% uptick from the previous year. Again, the figure was the highest one-month EGS total in Southland history.

Year-to-date in the first three months of 2013, the two tracks are nearing the billion dollar mark with total EGS wagers topping $832.64 million.

EGS wagers include gambling spent on video blackjack, poker, slot machines and other casino-style games.