With St. Patrick’s day approaching, it’s a good idea to look at places around Arkansas that are best suited for celebrating good fortune. Everyone’s sure to have a great time, whether you’re playing with pals at a pub or playing games for cash. Test your luck or kick back and enjoy the life of Riley at these locations.
11. Fort Smith
Fort Smith is just a few minutes away from 24-hour casinos across the state line. Cherokee Casino in Roland, OK and Choctaw Casino in Pocola, OK are popular spots to visit when in Fort Smith.
10. Mickey Finn's Irish Pub
Located in Fayetteville at 644 West Dickson Street, Mickey Finn's Irish Pub has a cozy atmosphere and friendly bartenders to serve you. Enjoy the chicken wings here, too!
9. Irish Maid Donuts
If you're fortunate enough to be in Fort Smith or you're traveling around in the Pine Bluff area, treat yourself to Irish Maid Donuts. There's a location at 2320 South Blake Street in Pine Bluff while the Fort Smith store is located in the Phoenix Village Mall at 4600 Towson Avenue.
8. Cregeen's Irish Pub
Celebrate the luck of the Irish year round! The Natural State has two Cregeen's locations - in North Little Rock at 301 Main Street and in Jonesboro at 201 South Main Street.
7. Copper Penny Pub
A traditional Irish pub located at 711 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, the Copper Penny Pub is a fun place to listen to live music and chow down on a burger or delicious Irish stew.
6. Dugan's Pub
Dugan's Pub can be found in Little Rock at 401 East 3rd Street in the River Market. Anyone should consider themselves lucky whenever visiting Dugan's; this modern Irish tavern features high quality choices on the menu and on tap.
5. Helena/West Helena
Another great place to test your luck is the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, MS, just across the Helena bridge. Many Arkansans make a weekend out of it by going and trying their hand at the slots.
4. Go Fish!
Arkansas is lucky to have a lot of lakes and reservoirs where fortunate anglers make memorable catches. Cast your line and see what happens. You'll either take home a whopper or have a whopper of a tale to tell.
3. Convinence Stores
If you don't feel like spending a day at the tables or slots, just pay a visit to your local convenience store and buy a lottery ticket. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, established in 2009, awards big cash prizes to lucky winners.
2. Southland Park Gaming and Racing
VIDEO Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis is one of two excellent gaming complexes in Arkansas. Always improving, Southland Park is nearing completion on an expansion to the complex.
1. Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
VIDEO Oaklawn has been the place for winners to go since 1904. One of Arkansas's best known gambling locales, Oaklawn continues to attract large crowds looking to try their hand at chance and fortune.
You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to declare your naturally winning ways. These places around the Natural State will have you thanking your lucky stars all year round. Have fun and celebrate the luck of the Irish responsibly!