CDI To Purchase IGT’s 1,250 Historical Raching Machines

Churchill Down Incorporated (CDI) has entered into an agreement with International Games Technology (IGT) to purchase 1,250 historical racing machines.

The racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company is to use the machines at their Kentucky gaming facilities including Derby City Gaming in Louisville, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel in Oak Grove when it opens in September 2020, Newport Racing & Gaming in Newport when it opens in the early fourth quarter of 2020 and other future facilities.

Austin Miller, CDI senior vice president of gaming operations said: “CDI is excited to introduce IGT’s HRMs with their top-rated themes to our venues and players.

“IGT’s vast content library and reputation for delivering world-class products aligns with our commitment to delivering premier gaming and entertainment experiences to our guests.”

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves HRMs and utilises the results of previously run, live horse races to generate player outcomes.

Nick Khin, IGT chief operating officer of gaming said: “Adding HRMs to IGT’s vast portfolio further strengthens our position as an end-to-end solutions provider and creates new opportunities to help drive our customers’ growth.

“Our HRMs will be offered on some of our top-performing hardware including the CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant and CrystalCurve cabinets, and will leverage some of the most recognizable themes in the gaming industry such as Fortune Coin, Griffin’s Throne and Stinkin’ Rich.”

The entities will operate on the proprietary HHR platform of Ainsworth Game Technology and will feature many themes, including Fortune Coin, Griffin’s Throne and Stinkin’ Rich, on some of the “highest-performing” hardware of the IGT, including the CrystalDual 27, CrystalSlant and CrystalCurve.

Ryan Comstock, Ainsworth Gaming’s chief operating officer said: “We believe offering IGT’s content and hardware with our proven HHR platform will elevate the player experience in Kentucky.

“Having an industry-leader such as IGT partner with us helps to validate the relevance of and bright future for this exciting part of the gaming market.”