Arkansas casino debuts sports betting


LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 26: A bettor places wagers on some of the more than 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In what officials are describing as a soft opening, an Arkansas casino in West Memphis started offering sports betting on Tuesday.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Southland Casino Racing began accepting wagers for the Super Bowl on Sunday, as well as on NBA games, college basketball, NASCAR racing, PGA tournaments and more.

Amendment 100 to the Arkansas Constitution approved by voters in November 2018, authorized Southland Casino Racing to expand into a full-fledged casino.

It is the third Arkansas casino to win the commission’s approval to begin sports wagering.

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