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Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

#11 of 75 things to do in Hot Springs Features Animals
2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
+1 800-625-5296
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No free drinks, clean, machines seem to have good payouts. Give you $10 freeplay.

This was a first for us. Was hoping to see the horses run but we were there a week late. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The concert was great! It was one of my favorite. Would love to see them here again. Truly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-7515
+1 800-625-5296
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a first for us. Was hoping to see the horses run but we were there a week late. The literature said horses stop the end of April, we were there about the 17th and there were no horses racing. The casino gives you...More

Thank keystoneTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concert was great! It was one of my favorite. Would love to see them here again. Truly enjoyed it!

Thank Fan1007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place to spend some time. Even when the horses aren't running you can enjoy the gaming area and people watch. Our young adult visitors went to the Arkansas derby and on a second night went for an evening of gaming We attended a peter...More

Thank firstladyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to oaklawn several times a year . Always a lot of fun and usually win just a little if you stay out of the casino part ! There you will LOOSE . Never have won any amount to brag about there. Pockets usually...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to Oaklawn. Everyone is friendly and helpful. You can buy reserved seats or make reservations in one of the restaurants. Infield is open on Saturdays in April if you like to set outside. You will see quality horses at this track. America...More

Thank shilohkay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it dont look like a casino from the front, looks like a horse track. we joined the club and got $20 each free gaming, end up winning about $60, alot of machines and card games. came back another day , but lost go figure

Thank Darla F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a big horse race fan, but every few years I get the urge to come here. The track has been around for more than a 100 years. The horse racing is generally good, and the people watching is even better. I love...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm pleased to say the racing, food and atmosphere is very nice. The gambling or alternative word used in Arkansas is Gaming absolutely favors the house, extremely. Hot Springs is a good location for Oaklawn. Good luck, you'll need it.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved our outing to Oaklawn during racing season. We were lucky enough to have box seats and all our surrounding seat mates were friendly, adding to the excitement. Lines at the concession stands moved quickly and staff members worked hard and rapidly. Prices were...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fun and exciting atmosphere, the weather was perfect. Honest employees and courteous. It's a little hard to know how to bet or if you win, if your a first timer.

Thank lfennell79
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Mark L
We were at Oaklawn two years ago and so very much enjoyed our visit to Hot Springs from South Florida....so much so we are going back this week. We have reserved seats in Section G - which according to the map chart is just past the finish line. Any thoughts about those seats - the kind of view we'll have on Arkansas Derby Day .... honest feel lucky to have reserved seats as they sold out so quickly. Any thoughts or comments about spending the day there and specifically about where we are seated would be appreciated.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Good for you! Those are great seats! It will be super crowded, but you will have a fun time regardless! Wear comfy shoes!!!! Lots of walking and stairs to climb! Enjoy and GOOD LUCK!🐎🐎🐎
Dorothy C
Are kids allowed
24 March 2017|
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Response from Oaklawn_Jockey_Club | Property representative |
Yes, all ages are allowed to see the races. You must be 18 to wager and 21 to enter the game room.
leslie d
Can you bring children in to the casino or the race track
5 February 2017|
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Response from Kellee R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, children are welcomed at the track; very family-friendly. However, I don't think they are allowed in the casino, unless just to pass through.