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Southland Casino Racing garners 2020 gaming awards


West Memphis venue voted Best Casino three years running by Memphis Flyer, wins multiple awards from Casino Player Magazine

Southland Casino Racing Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis accepted its third “Best of Memphis” award from the Memphis Flyer on Oct. 30 in a drivethru event that recognized the greatest people, places and things in the Bluff City.

Every year, the Memphis Flyer asks its readers to make their opinions known and vote for their favorite casino, restaurants and more. Based on the results, the Flyer gives out locally prestigious awards called “Best of Memphis” awards. Southland Casino Racing was presented the 2020 Best of Memphis Award in the casino category, the third consecutive year Southland has won that

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In the September issue of Casino Player magazine, Southland Casino Racing was recognized as the Best Casino in the Tunica and surrounding region, taking home 11 first-place awards, seven second-place awards and three third-place awards – a total of 21 awards in the magazine’s 2020 Best of Gaming competition.

The Delaware Northowned- and-operated gaming destination topped the readers’ poll and finished first this year for Best Casino, Favorite Casino to Vacation At, Best Hosts (two years in a row), Best Comps, Best Promotions (two years in a row), Best Table Games, Best High-Limit Room, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest (two years in a row), Best Video Slots (two years in a row), Best Craps (two years in a row) and Best Sportsbook Promotions. All awards are based on the magazine’s readers poll.

Southland Casino also received seven secondplace

Roulette, Best Overall Sportsbook and Friendliest Sportsbook. Southland Casino’s three third-place awards were for Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker and Best Betting Options.

“These awards are a credit to our associates, who are dedicated to making Southland a top regional gaming destination and help our patrons have a great experience even as we work through the challenges of the pandemic,” said David Wolf, president and general manager of Southland Casino Racing.

Southland operates under Delaware North’s Play It Safe program of health and safety standards aimed at helping keep guests and employees safe. Southland implemented the program when it reopened in May.

Southland Casino Racing has been a major racing venue for more than 60 years and the casino offers slot machines plus live table games — as well as the Sports Bar & Grill.

Southland has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability, and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions.

Southland is owned and operated by Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality. More information is available at

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