Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Jun. 2, 2014 12:00 am  

The electronic games of skill side of Oaklawn, however, saw its numbers rise. Between January and April, $463.6 million was wagered, up 21.8 percent from the same period a year ago.

Getting the Word Out

Geiger said that to attract more players to the site, Oaklawn will continue to spread the word about OaklawnAnywhere.com and tout its benefits to the state and horsemen. He said that there are no plans to expand the website so that gamblers who live outside of Arkansas could use it.

“The core of our mission was to give Arkansans a choice of a hometown provider as opposed to someone from out of state,” Geiger said. “We never thought we would compete with the national sites anyway. That was never our intention.”



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