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Arkansas has two pari-mutuel facilities featuring “electronic games of skill,” which are defined as “games played through any electronic device or machine that affords an opportunity for the exercise of skill or judgment where the outcome is not completely controlled by chance alone.”
The games offered are video poker, video blackjack, and “skill” slots where you have two opportunities to spin the reels. The “skill” factor comes into play because after seeing the results of your first spin you then have to decide whether to keep none, one, two, or all three of the symbols on each reel before you spin them again.
Gaming regulations require that all of the electronic games of skill must return a minimum of 83%.
Click here to see a list of Arkansas casino slot machine payback statistics.
The minimum gambling age is 21 for slots and 18 for pari-mutuel wagering. For more information on visiting Arkansas call the state’s tourism office at (800) 628-8725 or visit their web site at: www.arkansas.com .
Listed below are the two pari-mutuel casinos in Arkansas. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular facility.