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Arkansas sports betting is live and ready for college football season for the Razorbacks.
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort accepted the first sports bets in Arkansas in July 2019. As of now, it is the only legal sportsbook in Arkansas, but that could change in the coming months.
Read on for more about the future of Arkansas sports betting.
How close is Arkansas sports betting to reality? It depends on how one of the state's racetrack casinos defines "soon."
The state racing commission pushed Arkansas sports betting a step closer to reality Thursday by approving governing rules. The Arkansas Racing Commission issued proposed rules...
Arkansas sports betting is legal. State voters opted in November 2018 to legalize retail sports betting at up to four locations in Arkansas.
Approved locations include two racetracks and two proposed casinos in the vicinity of Little Rock. The current dog-racing tracks with gambling are Southland (near Memphis, Tenn.) and Oaklawn (outside Little Rock.) Proposed facilities would be located in Jefferson and Pope counties.
The new vertical of the gaming industry will be regulated by the Arkansas Racing Commission.
Arkansas sports betting launched July 1, 2019.
The constitutional amendment approved by Arkansas voters did not authorize mobile or online sports betting. That means the only way to place a sports bet in Arkansas is to go to the physical sportsbook location.
Here are the details of the law governing sports betting in Arkansas:
Yes. Voters approved it in November 2018 and it started in July 2019.
You can bet at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. Three other locations are allowed to offer sports betting, but none have done so yet.
No. Sports betting in Arkansas is limited to the physical grounds of casino property.
Four facilities are allowed:
You must be 21 years old to bet on sports in Arkansas.