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Jackpot: Oaklawn hits $60 million in July wagers

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Oaklawn Gaming has set a new record for wagers on its video blackjack, poker and other electronic games.

KTHV-TV reports that the Hot Springs club surpassed $60 million in electronic wagers in July. That's the first time Oaklawn has hit that mark in a single month.

Bobby Geiger, Oaklawn's director of gaming and waging, says the Mississippi River flooding that shut down casinos and roads along the Delta sent many gamblers west to Hot Springs.

He says Oaklawn is also attracting more out-of-state customers.

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