historical gaming

Derby City Gaming: Churchill Downs Breaks Ground At Louisville Historical Gaming Facility

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) broke ground Wednesday on its $60 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. CDRT also unveiled the name and branding for the new facility, Derby City Gaming. The 85,000-square-foot facility will open in fall 2018 at 4520 Poplar Level Road, Churchill Downs’ former Trackside location (also known previously as […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Partnering On Two New Gambling Facilities

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced today an historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art facilities that will house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky […]

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Churchill’s Carstanjen: Plans For Trackside Location ‘Start Of Something Bigger’ For Company

Churchill Downs, Inc., CEO Bill Carstanjen began to reveal more information about the company’s plans for the former Trackside location during Churchill’s quarterly earnings conference call. According to Louisville Business First, Carstanjen is in the process of finalizing the design for Trackside, which is located on Poplar Level Road in Louisville. The company is investing $60 million to renovate […]

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Exacta Systems Welcomes Churchill Downs To Historical Horse Racing Marketplace

Exacta Systems today welcomed Churchill Downs Incorporated to the ranks of Historic Horse Racing providers, following a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting yesterday in which CDI announced their intention to develop an HHR system and offer it at their Trackside property in Louisville. “We welcome Churchill Downs to the HHR marketplace,” commented Exacta President Jeremy […]

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Report: Churchill Downs To Request Permission To Add Historical Racing Machines

After years of rejecting plans to install historical racing machines at its facility, Churchill Downs Inc., officials will request permission to operate the machines at Tuesday’s Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the historical racing machines are one of several items on the agenda to be discussed at the meeting. The KHRC is scheduled […]

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‘The Horses Follow The Money’: New Jersey Tracks Considering Adding Historical Racing

As they attempt to find new sources of revenue to help boost purses, etc., racetracks in New Jersey are considering a push to legalize historical gaming. According to a report in The Morning Call, representatives of the racing industry appeared before members of the New Jersey Legislature calling for a bill to legalize the games. “Racing has […]

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Court Rules In Favor Of KY Downs, Exacta Systems In Trademark Infringement Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously ruled Wednesday in favor of Exacta Systems in the trademark lawsuit originally filed by the Oaklawn Jockey Club and several Stronach Group racetracks. The decision is the latest legal victory for Exacta in a string of lawsuits brought by entities owned by the Stronach […]

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Churchill Downs Reconsidering Stance On Historical Racing Machines

After years of rejecting plans to possibly install historical racing machines at its facility, Churchill Downs Inc. officials may now be reconsidering the idea. The Daily Racing Form reports that such a possibility was discussed during a conference call March 1. During the call, Chief Operating Officer Bill Mudd said that the company was “working toward figuring out […]

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Red Mile Reports Increase In Historical Racing Handle For October

Wagering on historical racing jumped in Kentucky for the month of October, according to the latest statistics available from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that handle was up 51.5 percent, close to $72 million, compared to October 2015. However, according to the latest figures, overall handle was somewhat stagnant compared to the previous month […]

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KY Downs Reports Record-Setting September For Both Live And Historical Racing

Kentucky Downs started September with a record-setting live race meet and concluded with the track’s best month ever for historical horse racing, topping $42 million in wagering on the innovative gaming technology that adheres to pari-mutuel methodology while patrons wager on previously-run races. “September gave us a glimpse of the blue sky ahead for Kentucky […]

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