Wagers down over $1.4B at Arkansas casinos Paige Cushman and Scott Carroll, KATV.com · September 15, 2020 at 8:39 pm The coronavirus pandemic has cost Arkansas casinos more than $1.4 billion in gaming terminal wagers this year but the state’s three gambling establishments appear to be on the rebound, according to data released by the Department of Finance and Administration. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Southland Casino Racing and Saracen Casino Resort each saw business drop beginning in March, when the state reported its first case of the virus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson ordered the casinos to close that month as the virus spread. They remained closed until mid-May, when they were allowed to reopen under a state health directive requiring social distancing and reduced guest capacity.