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Track Gets Nod to Add More Instant Racing Machines
(2012-02-16)
(wkms) - Kentucky Downs has won approval to boost its stakes in a game that offers wagering on past horse races. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission gave its OK on Wednesday for the southern Kentucky track and simulcast facility to install another 75 "instant racing" machines, which resemble casino-style slot machines. The track in Franklin near the Tennessee border debuted the game in September with 200 machines and total wagering on the old horse races surpassed $40 million through the end of January. The track kept nearly $2.9 million, part of which will go to boost purses for its short live-racing season in September. The state collected $603,730. A lawsuit by the Family Foundation to ban the games is still pending in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. © Copyright 2014, wkms