The new hasn't worn off on Oaklawn Park's new and expanded facility for gambling. The so-called electronic games of skill pulled in $29.7 million in July, up almost 10 percent from June and almost $10 million more than was put in machines in April, before the new facility went on-line. Must have been that picture of David Bazzel and Beth Hunt on our cover that got everyone excited about getting in on the action.
Gamblers bet $29.7 million and got $28 million back in winnings, or about 94 percent. (That link will also show you Southland numbers, up sharply in July but not back to spring highs. Road construction near the track has hurt attendance, the track has said.)