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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

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Address: 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
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An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class...

An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.

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Wife and I went to the casino one night and horse racing another day.

The casino is your standard fare of slot machines, however the table games were odd. The table games did not have human dealers, they were either a video screen depicting a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheldon B
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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The casino is your standard fare of slot machines, however the table games were odd. The table games did not have human dealers, they were either a video screen depicting a dealer at the blackjack table or the roulette wheel under a dome and controlled by a computer. The horse track was very nice and the staff there was very... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going to the races and watching the horses work out. Can get very busy on the weekends or big race day (Arkansas Derby can get 60,000 people). Race season starts in January thru to April. They also have a great free tour of the horse barns out back. Interesting and informative. I worked in casinos for over 20 yrs... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for people watching. We had a great time placing bets and drinking by beer. Couple of things that I would change: get rid of the men's room attendants, there is no need for them; move the craft beer bar away from the smoking area, you could make more money. The people working the betting windows were... More 

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there many times. Several bathing large pools at different temperatures. I am glad they make everybody to take shower. Working people is very nice. Shank bar is open certain days. Food is great and cheep. I recommend to and body. Bring you beach shoes to Filip flaps or her wise they will make you buy one pair for safety... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the racing track facilities. Easy to maneuver around the track area outside to watch the finish of the races Easy to place bets. Food is wonderful.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great track with really good horses and a great vibe. From Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones to Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah, they have raced here. You can get up close and personal with future Kentucky Derby Horses in a family friendly atmosphere. In door climate controlled stands make the races fun in any weather. Racing is... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years, and it is still one of the best tracks in the country, and we have seen quite a few. Good quality horses, friendly staff, and now they have a full casino. Don't miss the corned beef sandwiches

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gambled in a lot of places, but none have had the energy level and total gaming experience like Oaklawn! The first thing we did was to watch a horse race. It costs nothing to get in, and we found a spot outside right across from the finish line. My husband had never been to a horse race before, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, fun, interesting, well organized..but food pricey. Sure is more fun when your horse wins. However, watch your wagers--my $2 bet was punched incorrectly...& I won, but shouldn't have. I felt guilty collecting my large $5 payout. Sometimes the best gets you, sometimes you get the best. THIS Yankee thanks Oaklawn...

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've lived in the area going on 4 years now and had not been the race track. We decided to go to the Carosel reastaurant, who overlooks the track. The food was good, not great and beware if you order a coke, the refills are $2.50. All in all we had a good time.

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