Sports Betting Q&A
Frequently asked questions about sports betting

When will sports betting be legal in Arkansas?

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2020
|
Fact Checked By: Adam Zdroik

Sports betting was legalized in Arkansas in 2018, but it remains illegal online. Betting can be done at four physical locations, two of which are racetracks and the other two are proposed casinos. 

Arkansas legalized sports betting through a statewide ballot measure November 2018 and it officially launched July 2019. However, as of 2020, online wagering had yet to be addressed by the state and that status won't be known until the Arkansas Racing Commission issues regulations on sports betting. That could change at any point, but there is no timeline for when online sports betting will be allowed.

Otherwise, online betting is allowed for Daily Fantasy Sports, horse racing and greyhound racing. Fantasy sports were formally legalized in 2017 when the Governor signed a bill into law.

Physical Sportsbooks

Oaklawn Racing Casino, Hot Springs

The Race & Sports Book at Oaklawn is provided by SB Tech, a world-wide bookmaker. In addition to tellers, the Sports Book has six betting kiosks and Silks Bar and Grill has four more kiosks.

Betting Windows
Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saracen Casino, Pine Bluff

The Saracen Casino Annex currently takes sports bets, but the official Casino is set to open in the second half of 2020. The Annex (open 24/7) is adjacent to Saracen Q Store and features a sports betting kiosk and full-service sports bar.

Southland Casino, West Memphis

Betly Sportsbook at Southland is in partnership with International Game Technology, who provide 24/7 kiosks and betting equipment. Betting can be done at the Sports Bar & Grill

Betting Windows
Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Coming soon... 

The fourth betting option in Arkansas has yet to be built as legal battles are ongoing for rights to a casino in Russellville. This option seems a long way away and is unlikely to happen until 2021 or 2022.

Read More Sports Betting Q&As

More Questions To Read
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
Sports betting is legal in Ohio, and takes bets as of January 1, 2023.
Yes, sports betting is legal in Maryland. It launched on November 23, 2022.
Yes, sports betting is live in Massachusetts.
Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020.
Yes. Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting in November 2019.
Yes. Pennsylvania passed legislation to allow sports betting in 2017 and sportsbooks began taking bets in 2019.
Yes. Sports betting is legal and regulated in Arizona as of football season in 2021.
Yes. New Jersey was one of the first states to legalize sports betting and online wagering after the 2018 Supreme Court decision.
Yes, FanDuel pays out real money. Whether you use the DFS portion of the website, sportsbook, or online casino, you will be paid out in real money.
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at legal sportsbooks in March 2020.
Yes. Sports betting can be a career if you make it your full-time job and put in the hours.
Bonus bets in sports betting are often connected to deposits and are also referred to as bonuses.
Yes, sports betting is legal in the state of Ohio.
The plus (+) and minus (-) in sports betting can refer to either the point spread or betting odds.
FanDuel Sportsbook is legal in 22 states. These states are AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV, WY.
Sports betting payouts depend on which type of odds are being used.
If you've never bet before, there are surely a lot of words and phrases you've never heard before and even if you have bet before, you may not know...
A hedge is a method to reduce risk and secure winnings for a specified bet.
Odds can refer to moneyline, spread or total bets, and they can be displayed as American, British (fractional) or European (decimal).
Sports betting spreads, also referred to as lines, are used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams.
The BetMGM bonus code is ROTOBONUS giving new customers a $1500 first bet offer. Copy and paste the code upon registration to redeem.
While 21 is the more common age limit, there are states in which you can bet on sports if you are at least 18 years old.
A unit in sports betting is a measurement of the size of a given bet.
The FanDuel promo code link gives new users a terrific welcome offer. Sign up with the link on this page to get your bonus, now.