Arkansas Sports Betting: AR Sportsbook Sites, Apps & Promos

The voters of Arkansas approved sports betting in November, 2018, allowing licensed retail sports betting at four locations in the state. Sports betting began in July, 2019. As of summer, 2021, only two of the four locations offer sports betting.

Best Arkansas Online Sportsbook Websites 2021

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Arkansas Sports Betting Laws and Background

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is online sports betting legal in Arkansas?

No. While retail sports betting is legal at licensed casinos, online and mobile sports betting has yet to be legalized.

What are the eligibility requirements to bet in Arkansas?

Anyone 21 years of age or older can place a sports bet in the state of Arkansas. Bettors do not need to be a current resident of Arkansas.

What types of sports bets are available in Arkansas?

Sports bets offered by sportsbooks in Arkansas include spread, over/under, money line, futures, player props, in-play, parlays, teasers, and pleasers.

Sports offered by sportsbooks in Arkansas include both professional and college leagues such as NBA, college basketball, NFL, college football, CFL, MLB, NHL, MMA, PGA, tennis, boxing, soccer, cricket, cycling, darts, rugby, motorsports, and esports. 

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Arkansas?

No. Sportsbooks must be licensed in Arkansas. The four licensed locations are Southland, Oaklawn, and two proposed locations in Jefferson and Pope.

Arkansas Online Sports Betting Apps 

Online sports betting apps aren’t currently available in Arkansas. Sports betting apps and mobile betting websites will be added to this section in the future if online sports betting becomes legal in the state.

Casinos in Arkansas

Arkansas currently has two casinos, and two additional locations have been proposed in Jefferson and Pope.

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Located in Hot Springs, Oaklawn has been open since 1904 as a horse racetrack and has since added slot games, table games, and sports betting. The sportsbook was added to the casino in 2019.

Southland Park Gaming and Racing

Based in West Memphis, Southland Park has a casino and greyhound racetrack. The facility opened in 1956 when it offered only dog racing and now has casino games, hotel rooms, and a sportsbook.

Other Arkansas Gaming Options

Arkansas Horse Racing

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

In addition to the casino, Oaklawn Racing is Arkansas’ only horse racing track. The track is known for the Arkansas Derby, a Thoroughbred horse race run by three-year-olds in April.

Arkansas Dog Racing

Southland Park Gaming and Racing

Southland Park is the state’s only greyhound race track. However, dog racing is set to end by the end of 2022.


Arkansas Lottery

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery started in 2009 and is open to players who are 18 or older. Read more about the ASL.


Arkansas Fantasy Sports

Both season-long and daily fantasy sports are legal in Arkansas. The state officially legalized daily fantasy sports in 2017.

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