'Game of Skill' wagers at Southland, Oaklawn top $1.3 billion so far this year | Arkansas Blog

Monday, June 10, 2013

'Game of Skill' wagers at Southland, Oaklawn top $1.3 billion so far this year

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Wagers on so-called 'electronic games of skill' at Oaklawn in Hot Springs and Southland in West Memphis stand at $1.384 billion so far in 2013, according to figures from the Arkansas Racing Commission, KLRT reports. Gamblers at Southland wagered $908.25 million on games like video poker and blackjack during the first five months of the year, while Oaklawn bettors laid out $476.27 million. That's good news for the state, which has seen tax revenue from 'game of skill' wagers increase by 32% over last year.

Anybody remember when people went to the dog or horse racing track to watch things run in a circle?

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