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Arkansas Gamblers Wager $21 Million on Games of Skill

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Oaklawn Park horse-racing track at Hot Springs has less than one-sixth the number of Southland Greyhound Park's machines offering electronic games of skill.  But the latest state figures show that horse-track patrons wagered more than one-third more money last month than those at the dog track in West Memphis.

Newly-released figures by the state Racing Commission show gamblers in Arkansas wagered nearly $21 million in February at the two tracks.

Oaklawn reported gross wagers of $11.9 million, with $11.1 million paid out at the horse track from the machines.  Southland reported gross wagers of $8.9 million, and the dog track reported $7.5 million in payouts. 

Southland has 800 machines in operation.  Oaklawn has 130 machines.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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