Tagged: oaklawn racing & gaming

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.

Video: Bret Bielema's $3M Contract, Dustin McDaniel, Jeff Gardner, Obamacare & More in Your 'Week in Review'

by Lance Turner 9/21/2013 10:50 am

Bret Bielema, Oaklawn expansion, Dustin McDaniel's new business, Jeff Gardner goes to Washington, and Obamacare comes to Arkansas. All in this week's "Arkansas Business THV 11 News Week in Review."

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.

10 Things You Should Know About Gambling in Arkansas (But May Not)

by Gwen Moritz 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Here are ten facts about Arkansas gambling including how the games are taxed and paid out.

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.

Hot Springs Ad Tax Reaches $5M for First Time

by Associated Press 1/21/2013 4:26 pm

A 3 percent tax on hotels rooms and restaurant meals in Hot Springs has generated $5 million for the first time in its 48-year history.

Fun Never Stops in Historic Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2012 12:00 am

Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the area surrounding Hot Springs National Park, and the engine is running strong. With a varied menu of entertainment and sporting opportunities, the Hot Springs area offers enough choices to keep 3 million visitors coming to the city and its surroundings every year.