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“Beware when buying concert tickets”

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
Ranked #14 of 83 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My husband had been wanting to see the Happy Together tour for a while so I was very excited to see it was coming to the Oaklawn Theater on his birthday. I was on the Oaklawn Concert Series website at 9:00 a.m. when the tickets for the concert went on sale to buy tickets. The site showed the stage in the center of the seating map and I asked the next best tickets. It gave me front row in what appeared to be the left edge of the stage. Our friends bought tickets a week later and were given tickets 7 rows up on the right side of the stage.

When we went to our seats that night, I was so shocked and disappointed because the stage was not in the center of the seating as had been pictured on the website, but to the very far right. In front of us was a black curtain and we had to turn 90 degrees in our seats to see even the left front edge of the stage. We were never able to see the performers on the right side or mid-back of the stage. Our friends who bought their tickets much later had great seats since the tickets they were given were on the right side where the stage was actually located.

Not only were our tickets not the "next best available", they should not have been sold without a disclaimer that they were partially to mostly obscured view tickets. What a disappointing birthday gift although the concert itself was wonderful. Be careful when purchasing your tickets!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was a fun night to enjoy - did not try the table games but had fun on the variety of machines - from a penny to a dollar with a high roller section that I avoided. Seem that most of the machines are newer style. This casino is a smoking casino with very little ventilation to remove the smoke. If you are a non smoker, this may bother you. There is a small non smoking area but it still allows the smoke to linger. Signed up for the casino card and got $10 free play.

Thank hhinaz1
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This place smells like one giant ash tray. Have to walk thru smoking area to get to non-smoking and the smell is not much different in the non smoking areas.

1  Thank bscasey1
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We went to the casino and lost money very quickly! I know that no one goes to win. But we lost allot in just half an hour. That's when we went back to our camp!

1  Thank John J
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Some win ,some loose .But the casino is clean,lots of verity in games to play.Also in give away to first timers and members.

Thank Karen N
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