Churchill Downs Opens New Gaming Facility

posted by Will Clark - 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville's first historic racing machines are officially out of the gates.

Churchill Downs' Derby City Gaming is open in the track's former Trackside facility on Poplar Level Road, replacing the simulcasting with 900 historical racing machines.

The machines, despite looking like slot machines, are based on randomly selected horse races and are pari-mutuel meaning the gambler is up against other gamblers instead of the house like a traditional slot machine.

Along with the machines, facility has a sports bar, restaurant and the ability to place bets on live races at Churchill Downs and other tracks across the country.

This is the fourth historical racing gaming facility in the state. The others are at Henderson's Ellis Park, Lexington's Red Mile and Kentucky Downs in Franklin.

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