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 Southland Park Gaming and Racing


By Angela Ash

 There are places in this world that seem to possess a sort of "charm"... full of excitement, yet friendly enough to feel like you're at a neighbor's house.  There is no planning involved for this visit.  You need only show up with your appetite and a sense of adventure. 

Southland Park Gaming and Racing is located in West Memphis, Arkansas... just over the bridge from Memphis, Tennessee, and a quick drive from Tunica, Mississippi.  I know the phrase "it truly has everything" is a bit overused, but in this case, it is the perfect description! 

Southland Park may be best known for its greyhound racing, which has been breaking attendance records since 1956.  If you have never experienced this, it must definitely go on your bucket list.  It is almost breathtaking to watch these majestic animals race around the track, and the excitement that rises when your favorite dog wins is infectious. and with their greyhound adoption option, Southland Park truly shows their appreciation these magnificent animals. 

Now if casino wagering is more your style, you will not be disappointed!  With a wide selection of slot and video poker machines and table games, winning is even more thrilling than ever in this relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  And if you are part of the poker craze, the poker room is full of action in this state-of-the-art facility. 

And what would a day of fun be without the area's best restaurants, all under one room?  With something to tempt everyone's taste buds, Southland Park offers its guests everything from quick snacks to bountiful buffets to mouth-watering steaks! 


 The World Market Buffet is reason alone to make a visit to Southland Park Gaming and Racing.  With international cuisine served daily, you can sample dishes from across the globe, without ever leaving West Memphis. 

This is most definitely one of the best casino buffets in existence, boasting pasta and carving stations, quite possibly the best fried chicken in existence, seafood, homemade desserts, and everything in between. 

However, what really makes this buffet unique is its daily themes, including Tex-Mex, Country Dinner, and Ribs, T-Bone, Crab Leg, and Prime Rib nights.  They also offer brunch and breakfast. 

The smells exuding from this dining establishment are simply glorious!  But do more than just take in the aroma, and be sure to visit the World Market Buffet!


When the ordinary just will not do, make your reservation for the Bourbon Street Steakhouse and Grill.  Located right by the poker room, you will feel as if you have been instantly transported to the French Quarter, where the tradition of delectable New Orleans dining is paired with American cuisine in a way that is instantly unforgettable. 

The Bayou Gumbo is a must... just to get into that Crescent City mood.  The Lobster Macaroni and Cheese is a brilliant creation, full of succulent meat and a creamy sauce. 

Of course, a large variety of steaks are offered, all cooked to perfection with that special Louisiana zing.  And to round out the menu, expect to see such favorites as Pork Chops, Scallops, Chilean Sea Bass, Shrimp Scampi, and Ragin' Cajun Pasta. 

The ambiance in the room is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner! And whether you are celebrating a special event or the productive end to a blackjack session, the Bourbon Street Steakhouse and Grill is the obvious choice for every occasion.

Whether you visit to catch a greyhound race, test your skill at poker, or dine in one of many delicious eateries, make Southland Park Gaming and Racing your new home for entertainment!

For more information, visit them online or call (800) 467-6182.