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Arkansas Casinos See Combined Leads to Web Gaming Wins


Dec 22, 2020

Two of Arkansas’ three casinos noticed extra money wagered on sports activities in November than the earlier month. However winnings have been down at two casinos general, with desk video games and “terminals” reminiscent of slots included within the totals.

Oaklawn on line casino and horse observe in Scorching Springs, Arkansas, noticed a rise within the quantity bet on sports activities on the resort in November. The sportsbook took in additional than $1 million in bets for the fourth straight month. (Picture: KUAR)
The one on line casino that noticed a decline in sports activities wagering, Southland On line casino Racing in West Memphis, took in $3.5 million in bets throughout November, in keeping with the Arkansas Racing Fee. This determine is down from October’s complete of virtually $4.1 million.
Even with gamblers wagering much less cash on sports activities in November, the greyhound observe and on line casino in West Memphis gained extra after payouts than within the earlier month. After paying sports activities bettors with successful tickets, the resort netted $560,782 in November. This complete is about $14,000 greater than October’s win.
West Memphis is throughout the Mississippi River from the bigger metropolitan space of Memphis, Tennessee. Starting in November, sports activities betting on digital units reminiscent of cellphones turned authorized in Tennessee, maybe accounting for a falloff in sports activities wagering at Southland.
Sports activities betting in Arkansas is just authorized in particular person at casinos.

Total, Southland was down almost $2 million in internet win from October to November. This determine consists of desk video games and terminals. The quantity wagered was additionally down. That is the bottom internet win complete on the on line casino since June.

Following a COVID-19 shutdown in March, Arkansas casinos have been working since Might 18 at two-thirds capability.
Million-Greenback Month at Oaklawn
Oaklawn Racing On line casino Resort took in additional than $1 million in its sportsbook for the fourth month in a row. In November, the sportsbook deal with was greater than $1.8 million. This exceeds the $1.73 million bet in October. After the payout, the on line casino netted $315,601 in November, nearly $31,000 greater than in October.
With terminals and desk video games added to the totals, Oaklawn noticed a decline in its general quantity wagered and gained in November. Oaklawn’s month-to-month winnings have been down about $2 million from October to November. That is its lowest win complete since Might.
Oaklawn is in Scorching Springs, about an hour southwest of the capital metropolis, Little Rock. Each cities are within the central a part of the state.
For many years, casinos operated brazenly however illegally in Scorching Springs, till authorities shut them down within the Nineteen Sixties. Now, Oaklawn is the one place in Scorching Springs with authorized playing. Its historic horse observe is house to the Arkansas Derby, thought of an vital prelude to the Triple Crown races.
Pine Bluff On line casino Scores Wins
At Saracen On line casino Resort in Pine Bluff, the sportsbook took in $945,279 from bettors in November. After payouts, the web win was almost $100,000.
In October, gamblers bet almost $220,000 lower than in November. Nonetheless, the sportsbook netted about $10,000 extra after payouts in October than in November.

Not like the opposite two Arkansas casinos, Saracen had a better internet win general in November than in October. The on line casino’s win, together with terminals and desk video games, was about $750,000 larger in November than the earlier month.

November was Saracen’s first full month of operation as a built-out on line casino. The on line casino had been working in an annex that was a truck cease at one time.
A fourth Arkansas on line casino has been licensed for operation in Russellville, however isn’t open pending a authorized problem to its license.
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