Scientific Games Corporation has developed, and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has approved, their first generation of historical horse racing (HHR) machines.
Through a three-way partnership with Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Ainsworth Game Technology, Scientific Games will deliver HHR games to two CDI gaming properties that will work on the Ainsworth proprietary HHR system which utilizes race data under an exclusive license with CDI, according to press materials. Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Ky., will receive the first delivery of SG games beginning in February 2020. Oak Grove Racing and Gaming in Oak Grove, Ky., will receive its first delivery of machines when it opens its gaming facilities later in 2020.
Historical racing machines allow players to wager on previously-run horse races and to manually handicap the races using handicapping information provided in the games, if the players so choose. After a wager is placed, an animated replay of the race finish is shown, and the results of the player’s wager is depicted as part of any entertaining game theme with cascading symbols and spinning reels.
Scientific Games will supply its most popular titles from player-favorite slot series including 88 Fortunes, Tree of Wealth, Quick Hit, Lock It Link and Ultimate Fire Link, among others. The games will be showcased on the company’s innovative and top-performing TwinStar family of cabinet platforms, including the Wave XL, J43, TwinStar 24/24, TwinStar Slant and three reel mechanical stepper.