Castle Hill Gaming gaming software developer has announced the first installation of Historic Horse Racing (HHR) machines in Kentucky with the company installing 24 machines on the Ellis Park race track.
In a statement the company said it was pleased to support Kentucky ‘s renowned horse racing industry as a proud member of National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
Arthur Watson, the Castle Hill CEO said: “Castle Hill is excited to begin operations in Kentucky. We are proud of our quality fun machines that are already being enjoyed by patrons throughout the United States.”
Since 2011, HHR devices have received $87 million in taxes in Kentucky, and $33 million of those taxes has helped Kentucky ‘s booming horse industry, an industry employing about 80,000 people and contributing $1.6 billion to the state ‘s GDP.
Ellis Park is a longtime staple in the horse racing history of Kentucky. Ellis Park, once limited to live horse racing, is now on its way to becoming a year-round entertainment and gaming destination bringing tourism and strengthening local economy.
“The installation of Castle Hill’s HHR machines is a part of our ongoing, exciting developments.” said Jeff Inman, General Manager of Ellis Park Racing and Gaming.