Tagged: oaklawn racing & gaming

Oaklawn Names Vic Stauffer Its New Track Announcer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:03 am

Vic Stauffer, who has called more than 40,000 races at nearly a dozen tracks across the country, was announced Wednesday as Oaklawn's newest track announcer, beginning with the start of the 2017 season.

Hot Springs Officials Contemplate Future of Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

At the beginning of last week, a major meeting had been scheduled for public and private interests concerned about the deterioration of the 480-room, nearly 400,000-SF building. Within a couple of days, all of that had been scratched.

US Marshals Museum Names Patrick Weeks President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks recently accepted the position of president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, replacing Jim Dunn, who will now focus solely on fundraising.

Oaklawn Promotes Bruce Jones to Gaming Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 9:01 am

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs said Bruce Jones, an employee since 2008, has been promoted to gaming director and will oversee the day-to-day operation of the entire gaming area.

With Dazzling Gem, Steve Landers Sr. Stays In the Running

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has participated in horseracing for 15 years and owns 19 racehorses, including Dazzling Gem, a thoroughbred that as of late last week stood at 24th in points in the lineup for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Wayne Smith Starts as New Oaklawn Assistant GM (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Wayne Smith has been hired as assistant general manager of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs.

Ben Van Wagner Steps Up at Oaklawn (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Ben Van Wagner, director of information technology at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs since 2006, has been promoted to the senior management team.

A Full House of Excitement at at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

by Hot Springs Guest Guide 2/29/2016 12:28 am

A premier Thoroughbred track for more than 100 years, Oaklawn has entered a glitzy new era of wagering, including electronic blackjack, poker and other games of skill, making the club an attraction 363 days a year.

Oaklawn, Mid-America Museum Make Moves in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Brad Keller has been named controller for Oaklawn Racing & Gaming while Harmony Morrissey has been named director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum

Two Make Jump to Rockfish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Taryn Beck-Helm has joined the Rogers office of Rockfish, a digital advertising agency, as a digital strategist. John Waynick has joined Rockfish as a developer II.

Kelli Mussa Moves Up at Oaklawn (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Kelli Mussa, who was hired in May as director of human resources at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs, has been promoted to the senior management team.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

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 Resets SW Stakes Race for 3-Year-Olds for Sunday

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:38 am

Oaklawn Park says it has rescheduled the Southwest Stakes, a race for 3-year-olds that had been set for Presidents' Day but was postponed due to icy weather.

Oaklawn Postpones Opening Day

by Jess Ardrey 1/9/2015 7:52 am

For the well-being of the horses and riders, the park decided to cancel this weekend's opening races and festivities.

Oaklawn Waves General Admission for 2015 Season

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 12:06 pm

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs has announced it is waving its $2 general admission fee for the 2015 thoroughbred racing season.

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 Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

At Oaklawn, Successful Barns Depend on Great Team

by Associated Press 1/20/2014 8:14 am

Each year, Oaklawn Park draws visitors from across the country to Hot Springs with its Southern hospitality and tradition of thoroughbred racing, but many may not realize that it takes hundreds of people - from locals to traveling workers - behind the scenes to keep the horses conditioned and ready for the meet.