With its first historical racing machine (HRM) deployment in Virginia through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems, International Game Technology has extended its role in the growing historical horse racing (HHR) market.
IGT will include HRM-versions of IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin, Solar Disc and Red Hot Tamales to players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned gaming venues across Virginia! 27 cabinets on its CrystalCurve and CrystalDual.
Historical horse racing segment
CEO Jeremy Stein of Exacta Systems commented: “As the historical horse racing segment continues to grow across the US, Exacta Systems is thrilled to partner with leading content provider IGT to ensure that players have access to the highest caliber game content and cabinets in the market.
“The recent deployment of IGT’s historical racing machines in Virginia introduces a compelling, casino-style entertainment experience that is new to the Commonwealth and will help drive growth for our customers.”
Exciting new growth opportunities
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming, Nick Khin, added: “IGT’s distribution agreement with Exacta Systems enables us to pursue exciting new growth opportunities like those offered in Virginia’s expanding historical horse racing market.
“With IGT’s performance-tested content and proven hardware portfolio, we can offer a steady stream of new HHR experiences that engage players and elevate the profile and success of the entire HHR gaming segment.”
Quality of entertainment
Aaron Gomes, Chief Operating Officer at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, noted: “Introducing IGT’s exceptional HRM content and cabinets to our gaming venues throughout Virginia has been a welcomed addition to the quality of entertainment that we can offer our players.
“As we look to drive growth and differentiate our offering, IGT’s video slot-style HRM games captured our players’ attention and brought some of the gaming industry’s most popular slot themes to our gaming floor.”
As the second jurisdiction where IGT has deployed their HRMs, Virginia joins Kentucky.