By virtue of a November 2018 referendum, Arkansas fully legalized sports betting. Now, the Natural State is offering real-money sports wagering as of July 1 after hammering out the regulatory details.
Where can I bet on sports in Arkansas?
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort was approved to begin accepting wagers on July 1 on followed through with its sportsbook opening on the same day.
Oaklawn has already begun construction on a $100 million expansion project at Hot Springs. The plan, according to property manager Wayne Smith, is for Oaklawn to incorporate sports betting into its existing racebook on the casino floor.
Oaklawn has partnered with SBTech to provide on-site mobile betting on the property. Currently, mobile betting off the casino property in Arkansas is prohibited.