Online Sports Betting Now Live in Arkansas

Three Casinos in Arkansas
Betly Arkansas online sportsbook launched last Saturday and became the first legal online betting site to operate in The Natural State.

Owned by Southland Casino Racetrack West Memphis, the said internet sportsbook can be accessed at via PC or Apple Mac anywhere withing the state boundaries. Betly is also expected to launch a mobile app in the coming weeks.

Said Southland president and general manager David Wolf:

“The Betly online sportsbook will make it even easier for our patrons, all Arkansas residents and visitors to the state to wager on their favorite teams.”

Wold added that the new online sports betting site is a “familiar and convenient extension” of their sports betting experience since their patrons already use the Betly Kiosks inside the property.

Mobile Sports Betting Became Legal Last Friday

Retail sports betting is already legal in kiosks and ticket windows inside Arkansas’ three casinos. However, the Arkansas Racing Commission recently initiated a rule change to open online sports wagering in the state and after generating legislative approval, mobile sports betting became legal last Friday.

Betly was the first to launch last Saturday but the other two Arkansas casinos are expected to go live with their own online betting sites soon. All three casinos previously anticipated to launch their mobile sports betting apps last Friday, but the process to launch a mobile app requires several strict customer-protection measures such as verification from payment processing vendors and app stores.

Saracen Casino and Oaklawn Racing Resort to Follow

The Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff announced that it will launch its Bet Saracen App very soon. According to Chief Marketing Officer Carlton Saffa, the Bet Saracen App will go live in time for March Madness. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins on March 15th.

Meanwhile, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs said that it will launch its sports betting app sometime between April and June this year. Per Oaklawn general manager Wayne Smith, their company took a conservative approach by waiting for the approval from both the Legislature and Racing Commission before they started developing their mobile platform.

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