Kentucky Downs sees its "instant racing"
machines as such a good bet that it wants to add more of the gaming
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to consider
the request at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The race track and simulcasting facility near the
Kentucky-Tennessee border has offered "instance racing" since
Kentucky Downs has 200 of the machines, which are based on a
pari-mutuel wagering system. The machines resemble casino-style
slot machines and show the final seconds of past horse races.
Kentucky Downs has reported a big boost in betting revenue since
the arrival of instant racing.
Now the track wants to add 75 more terminals.