Arkansas Racinos Post Record Revenue

Two Arkansas racinos posted record revenues for 2013. Thoroughbred racetrack Oaklawn in Hot Springs posted a 10 percent increase in wagers of $1.154 billion, and greyhound racetrack Southland in West Memphis posted a 16 percent increase of $2.074 billion compared to 2012.

According to figures recently released by the Arkansas Racing Commission, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Racing and Gaming in West Memphis posted record revenue totals since their casinos opened. Combined wagers on electronic gaming machines of .228 billion in 2013.

Oaklawn, a thoroughbred horseracing track and casino, posted a 10 percent increase in wagers over 2012 of $1.154 billion, the highest revenue total since Oaklawn’s casino opened in 2006. Greyhound racetrack and casino Southland posted a 16 percent increase, or $2.074 billion in wagers, also the highest total since a casino opened at Southland in 2006.

March had the highest single-month in wagers at both tracks: Southland recorded $205.77 million, and Oaklawn posted $108.66 million.