Two companies, Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs, have decided to open new historical horse racing venues in Kentucky. The first of the new venues will be operated by Churchill Downs. It will have 800 HHR machines, which will engage local customers with the racing content they love. There is a joint venture between Kentucky Downs and Keeneland in the second venue.
There is a lot of popularity in Kentucky for historical horse racing. Two companies decided to open new HHR venues because of the popularity of the HHR in the state.
HHR machines are favored by Kentucky bettors
HHR machines use data from horse races to determine the outcome of a player’s wager. According to data from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, these machines are the preferred way to play in Kentucky.
The commission reported that players bet over $6 million on the state’s 5,569 machines during the previous fiscal year. The operators of HHR cabinets earned $592 from this stellar handle. HHR machines contributed over $102 million to local taxes, which fueled thoroughbred racing and the general fund of the state.
There are two new HHR parlors to open
Two companies are planning to open new parlors in Kentucky with HHR machines.
The first of the new venues will be operated by the leading horse racing company. The parlor is located at a horse racing track near Florence. It will have 800 HHR machines, which will engage local customers with the racing content they love. Visitors will have a place to dine and socialize in two restaurants.
There is a joint venture between Kentucky Downs and Keeneland in the second venue. The Mint Gaming Hall will be the first historical horse racing hub in Eastern Kentucky and will have 450 HHR machines. It will be used as a satellite facility for the upcoming racing track.
HHR is continuing to grow
HHR is considered to be a boon by many experts because of the money they contribute to the local economy. More money has been brought to the horse racing sector by the presence of historical horse racing machines, which in turn has popularized the sport and attracted more jockeys.
There will be 1250 new machines added by the two new venues. Kentucky companies are not going to stop there. Hundreds, if not thousands, of machines will be installed at various locations across Kentucky within the next few years, according to analysts.
The Derby City in Louisville will soon undergo a $76 million expansion that will see the venue equipped with 200 HHR machines and leave space for 200 more. A new $80 million HHR parlor is planned for Downtown Louisville. Revolutionary Racing wants to open a new quarter horse track in the area. 400 HHR machines will be used in the company’s new venue.