Oaklawn News



Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, July 7, 2016) – Oaklawn Racing & Gaming has been voted the #1 Southern Casino in the 2016 Groups Today Readers’ Choice Awards for the second straight year.


The award in Group Tours magazine was voted on bus tour operators, travel agents and group tour operators. Several properties were nominated with Oaklawn being chosen among five finalists. The other finalists were Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Scarlet Pearl Casino, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel

“To earn this recognition for a second year is a wonderful surprise,” General Manager Eric Jackson said. “We haven’t been around as long as other gaming properties and we’re certainly not as large. But, we’ve got something they don’t – a terrific combination of outstanding customer service coupled with great racing and gaming nestled in the heart of Hot Springs National Park, a great community.”

Over the last year, Oaklawn has been recognized with several other awards. It was voted the Best Casino for the last two years by AY Magazine, it was voted Best Casino by readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in 2015 and Best Racino, Mid-South by Southern Gaming Magazine. In addition, its signature Silks Burger was voted the best burger for the last two years at Flavor in the Park.

For more information, visit www.oaklawn.com or call 1-800-Oaklawn.