Arkansas Sports Betting: The Top Sportsbooks in the State

Arkansas Sports Betting Quick Facts
Sports Betting StatusLegal
Start DateSeptember 2, 2022
Legal Betting Age21
Online/In App BettingYes
Corresponding BillHB 1942
RestrictionsNo eSports betting authorized. Only 3 in-person sportsbooks with licenses. 51% profit sharing discourages major sportsbooks from operating in AR.
Arkansas Sports Betting

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Sports betting has been legal at the Oaklawn Sportsbook in the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort for nearly three years. The state has finally given the green light on online sports betting, so stayed tuned to this page for further details. This page breaks all things Arkansas sports betting. 

DraftKings Sportsbook

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Arkansas Sports Betting Options

Arkansas recently approved online sports betting in February of 2022. While online sportsbooks are relatively new, we still haven’t seen the likes of DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM to make an appearance in Arkansas just yet.  We’ll keep our ears to the floor for if they do.

However, for now, you have three amazing options for retail sportsbooks. They each have partner online sportsbooks as well.

Retail Sportsbook City Mobile Sportsbook
Southland Casino Racing Resort West Memphis, AR Betly
Oaklawn Casino Racing Resort Hot Springs, AR Oaklawn Sports
Saracen Casino Resort Pine Bluff, AR BetSaracen

We hope this great state will expand its options sometime this year. If and when they do, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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Arkansas Sports Betting FAQ’s

We get more questions about Arkansas sports betting than many of the larger states we cover. The reason is simply that there is so much misinformation about what is and isn’t legal in the state. So, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of questions to help you better understand the sports betting layout in Arkansas.

Is sports betting legal in Arkansas?

Yes, sports betting is legal in Arkansas. The state passed bill SB669 in November of 2018 legalizing sports betting, and the first bet was placed at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in July of 2019.

Is online wagering legal in Arkansas?

Arkansas has recently legalized sports betting, with only three brick-and-mortar casinos being able to offer it initially. However, sweeping measures by the state legislature in the spring of 2022 allowed up to eight online sportsbooks to operate within the state.

What are the requirements to be able to bet on sports in Arkansas?

You have to be at least 21 years of age and physically located within the state.

What sports are legal to bet on in Arkansas?

You can wager on any of the major sports in Arkansas, and yes, that does include Razorbacks football. Additionally, bettors may place a wide variety of bets that include prop bets, straight bets, moneyline bets, teasers, parlays, and more.

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Chris Lollis


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Chris Lollis is the founder and senior editor at Hello Rookie. He has over a decade of experience in the sports betting industry and has covered everything from the PASPA repeal to every state launch since. Chris currently contributes guides, reviews, and betting tips at Hello Rookie.