David Longinotti has been named Director of the Arkansas-based wagering service Oaklawn Anywhere, after serving as Director of Racing since 2013.
Oaklawn launched Oaklawn Anywhere back in 2014 as an innovative way to let fans watch and wager on races through their smartphones, tablets and personal computers. The Hot Springs-based company’s wagering service has generated nearly $4 million since its launch, and has become the fastest-growing segment of Oaklawn’s racing business.
“Oaklawn Anywhere is a significant part of our racing business and we’re thrilled to have someone with David’s racing expertise running the program. His background in marketing and racing makes him the perfect fit for this position. It’s a big positive for our business and for the continued growth of Oaklawn Anywhere,” Wayne Smith, Oaklawn general manager, said in a news release.
Longinotti has been a member of Oaklawn Park’s management since 2006 and has had 10 years of experience as a senior account executive at CJRW, the Little Rock marketing firm that handles Oaklawn’s account.
“I’m excited about this new challenge. I’ve been involved with Oaklawn Anywhere since the beginning. It’s a terrific racing component for Arkansas fans and horsemen. And, I look forward to utilizing my marketing background and passion for racing for the benefit of the program,” Longinotti said in a news release.