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Oaklawn Names Wayne Smith As General Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 10:00 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming announces that Wayne Smith will be its sixth general manager, as longtime leader Eric Jackson steps down.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A tourism resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

by Alexis Crowe 12/16/2015 1:37 pm

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years.

Oaklawn Receives OK to Add 2 Days to Racing Season

by Associated Press 3/1/2015 1:42 pm

The Arkansas Racing Commission has unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 racing season to compensate for days lost to weather.

Oaklawn's Eric Jackson Sees Hot Springs Tourism Staying on Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Eric Jackson has worked in an administrative capacity at Oaklawn since 1978. In the 1980s, he helped develop the park’s interstate full-card simulcasting with merged pool wagering system. Simulcasting of this type now accounts for 80 percent of wagering placed on horse racing in North America. He became Oaklawn's general manager in 1987 and has served on Oaklawn’s board of directors since 1994.

Study: Oaklawn, Southland Racetracks’ Impact on Arkansas Economy Near $900 Million

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas’ two racing and gambling venues, Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis, contributed almost $900 million to the state’s economy in 2012, or so a new study concludes.

Oaklawn Expansion Approved But Completion Date Remains Uncertain

by Associated Press 9/19/2013 3:03 pm

Eric Jackson, the general manager of Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, says the completion date of an expansion project is uncertain because of the park's live racing schedule.

Hot Springs Planning Commission Approves Expansion at Oaklawn

by Associated Press 6/14/2013 8:34 am

City planners in Hot Springs have approved a major expansion for the casino area at Oaklawn Park.

Eric Jackson: Oaklawn Park Plans 58,000-SF Expansion

by Associated Press 6/11/2013 10:12 am

The Hot Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to vote this week on a 58,000-square-foot expansion of Oaklawn Park's gaming area. Eric Jackson said Oaklawn has seen "organic growth" since the state legalized electronic gambling machines.

Oaklawn Promotes David Longinotti to Racing Director

by Associated Press 4/25/2013 3:45 pm

Oaklawn is promoting its assistant general manager to racing director. The Hot Springs thoroughbred track announced the promotion on Thursday, naming David Longinotti to the position.

FTC Subpoena Puts Mercy Hot Springs Sale to Capella On Shaky Ground

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2013 12:00 am

The Federal Trade Commission has issued at least one subpoena involving an investigation into the planned purchase of Mercy Hot Springs by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn.

In Hot Springs, Capella Healthcare, Mercy Sign Merger Agreement

by Lance Turner 9/26/2012 12:20 pm

Capella Healthcare and Mercy Health say they have signed an asset purchase agreement for the two Hot Springs organizations to merge under Capella's ownership.

Breaking: Oaklawn Pushes Opening Day Back to Saturday

by Jim Harris 1/13/2011 2:04 pm

The frozen track conditions of this week forced Oaklawn Park officials to delay the start of the 2011 racing season to Saturday, canceling Friday's card.