by David Koon
Wagers on so-called 'electronic games of skill' at Oaklawn in Hot Springs and Southland in West Memphis stand at $1.384 billion so far in 2013, according to figures from the Arkansas Racing Commission, KLRT reports. Gamblers at Southland wagered $908.25 million on games like video poker and blackjack during the first five months of the year, while Oaklawn bettors laid out $476.27 million. That's good news for the state, which has seen tax revenue from 'game of skill' wagers increase by 32% over last year.
Anybody remember when people went to the dog or horse racing track to watch things run in a circle?