Tagged: southland park

A Look at States with Live Greyhound Racing Including Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/9/2014 8:36 am

Greyhound racing is illegal in 39 states, and waning interest and profits have shuttered racing in four others. In most of the places where it continues, track operators want lawmakers to boost or continue to boost their businesses.

Dog Tracks Cornered by Wagering Woes, Racing Foes

by Associated Press 7/9/2014 8:32 am

Greyhound racing's decline began years ago with the spread of casino-style gambling. To appease track operators, states gave them fat subsidies from the new gambling revenue. The tracks themselves jumped into the casino business too, with licenses that often forced them to offer a minimum number of race days, an arrangement called "coupling."

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.

Arkansas Delta Byways to Present Tourism Awards in West Memphis

by Associated Press 1/31/2014 10:58 am

A ceremony is planned in West Memphis to honor organizations and individuals who help promote tourism in eastern Arkansas. Arkansas Delta Byways will present the Delta Awards on Friday night at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

Southland Park Begins Work on $37M Casino Expansion

by Associated Press 1/17/2014 4:03 pm

Southland Park in West Memphis is starting work on a $37 million expansion that will give the greyhound track an expanded casino-style gambling area and a new exterior appearance. The expansion will add 41,000 SF to make room for 500 new gaming machines, which will give the facility a capacity for nearly 2,000 games.

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.