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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

2705 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
800-625-5296
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Activities: Gambling
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Owner description: An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I suppose the horse racing is ok. But on the 'casino' side, if you expect a vegas-like payout table and reasonable return on their pseudo-gaming machines, you better look somewhere else. Have been playing these for over two years and am convinced they must have some 'special' payout settings. They suck and you are the sucker. Keep driving.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Servers do not bother returning to a custoner who placed a drink order or offer to say" good luck". Guy pushing the beer tub does not bother stopping and asking if anyone needs a beer. Upon walking in and exiting the establishment Security does not offer to say, hello, good luck, thank you. Around the ATM machine receipts are throw... More

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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Oaklawn is a classic horse racing destination. Even if you don't know much about the ponies they live broadcast the top picks to help you out. Every bar makes quality drinks. Most visitors don't buy seats and just browse the property if the weather is nice.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a fantastic race track! I had never been to a horse race before, and loved it, even though I didn't win any money! The lines aren't long for food or for placing bets. My dad won $100 on a $2 bet! Facilities are clean, and make sure to bring your whole family!

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Memphis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you like casino gaming and parimutuel betting, Oaklawn is as good as it gets in Hot Springs. They have a large selection of slot machines downstairs and exciting simulcast greyhound and horse racing upstairs.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Over the past few months, the last time I went to Oaklawn I have noticed that while they have been in the process of remodeling/expanding, the payouts from the slots have gone way down. There were times in 2012 when it was actually a possibility that you would win something on at least one or more of different machines, on... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Slot player's paradise. They had some blackjack, electronic roulette, but primarily this is a slot casino, There's a good variety of slots to play. If you're a new player they have an incentive for signing up for the players card. All the employees I encountered were very nice. There's a non-smoking area for players who can't take the smoke, We're... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Oaklawn is nice and clean and the employees are friendly. If you like slots the place is an adult Disney World. I am not crazy about slots but loved there OTB(off track betting)My wife hates to gamble but actual like the OTB. It is clean and if you are a $2.00 better you can't go wrong. The only bad thing... More

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Tulsa, OK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

There is plenty of parking, lots of slot machines. The tables are electronic...If it is your first time and you register you get $10 free...they give you cash! Overall a nice casino...they are building on so there is a lot of construction. The horses were not racing while we were there.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Actually was in here in mid April however it wouldn't let me select that time frame. Really enjoyed getting to experience first hand the races. Very nice establishment to also enjoy the slots and have a great bite to eat!

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