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HBG Design is Architect Behind “One of the Largest Hospitality Investments in the History of Arkansas”

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by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner  on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 10:58 am

Less than two weeks after voters approved casino gambling in Arkansas, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming on Monday announced a $100 million expansion that will include a 200-room high-rise hotel, a 14,000-SF event center and 28,000 SF of new gaming space.

The racetrack called the project “one of the largest hospitality investments in the history of Arkansas.” The project is privately funded; it did not receive any state or local incentives.

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Oaklawn Racing and Gaming: HBG’s Casino Expansion Design Hints of Horseracing Heritage

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Hot Springs, Ark., is a lakefront resort town with a long and infamous history in the world of gaming. Once a haven for the rich and famous, the secluded town, located just southwest of Little Rock, became known as The Spa City—America’s First Resort, due to the area’s natural thermal spring waters long thought to have powers to soothe and heal. Hot Springs was also popular with notorious gangsters, such as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, and equally notorious illegal gambling activity. Hot Springs historians boast that “the town offered Las Vegas-style amenities before there was a Las Vegas.”
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News by Topic: Oaklawn Jockey Club

HBG Design is Architect Behind “One of the Largest Hospitality Investments in the History of Arkansas”

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Article in Arkansas Business by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner  on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 10:58 am Less than two weeks after voters approved casino gambling in Arkansas, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming on Monday announced a $100 million expansion that will include a 200-room high-rise hotel, a 14,000-SF event center and 28,000 SF of new gaming space…. Read more »


Oaklawn Racing and Gaming: HBG’s Casino Expansion Design Hints of Horseracing Heritage

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See full article in Casino Enterprise Management Hot Springs, Ark., is a lakefront resort town with a long and infamous history in the world of gaming. Once a haven for the rich and famous, the secluded town, located just southwest of Little Rock, became known as The Spa City—America’s First Resort, due to the area’s… Read more »