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Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort: The Perfect Destination for Your Next Retreat

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When temperatures and leaves begin falling across The Natural State, the Thoroughbred racing season at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is just around the corner.

Live racing at Oaklawn starts with the Advent Stakes on Dec. 9 and runs through May, with four separate races with purses of more than $1M on the 2022-2023 stakes schedule.

While Oaklawn is best known for being one of the world’s premier destinations for Thoroughbred racing, racing is simply one aspect of what Oaklawn has to offer.

With the addition of casino, hotel and resort amenities in recent years, Oaklawn has established itself as the entertainment and leisure destination of the Mid-South while continuing to honor its storied racing legacy.

Oaklawn’s casino provides high-energy and high-class fun. With slots, table games, high limits areas and the recent addition of sports betting – every player will find something to love.

Slots can be played with denominations starting at $.01, and Oaklawn’s more than 1,500 slot machines include video poker games.

For players who prefer table games, Oaklawn offers more than 30 tables to choose from including classic games such as Blackjack, Craps, Three Card Poker and Roulette.

Beyond gaming, Oaklawn regularly offers diverse live entertainment acts at its event center, and Pop’s Lounge features live music every weekend.

The Oaklawn Event Center

Whether visiting Oaklawn to experience historic Thoroughbred racing or exhilarating gaming and entertainment, Oaklawn’s luxury hotel is the best place to stay, relax and unwind.

Upon entering Oaklawn’s hotel, one is met with stylized depictions of the Thoroughbred racing that made it famous and an ornate trophy case featuring various trophies and prizes won at Oaklawn’s historic racetrack over the past century.

The hotel features world-class, elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, and Oaklawn’s spacious Astral Spa is home to signature treatments, full-service locker rooms and lounges, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

A guest room at the resort

In warmer months, Oaklawn’s hotel amenities include an outdoor pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and cabana areas. For the exclusive use of hotel guests, Oaklawn’s pool area features special food and drink menus and poolside service.

Oaklawn welcomes groups, including meetings, corporate retreats and other special events, and its facility features a 15,000-square-foot multi-purpose event center that accommodates up to 1,500 people.

As the perfect accompaniment to every stay, race or game, with its numerous culinary options, Oaklawn has left no stone unturned in providing something for every appetite.

From old-fashioned breakfast staples or the best burgers in Hot Springs at the Track Kitchen, to upscale – yet unpretentious – dining at The Bugler, to exclusive racetrack views and cocktails crafted with Oaklawn’s signature blend of Woodford Reserve whiskey on the heated balcony of The First Turn bar, Oaklawn’s eclectic culinary offerings provide guests endless opportunities for enjoyment.

Enjoy cocktails at the Oak Room and Bar

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, and offering countless opportunities for fun, relaxation and making great memories, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the perfect destination for your next retreat.