Wagering on "Instant Racing" rose 11.1 percent in January, according to figures reported to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Last month, more than $10.9 million was wagered on the games, which let players bet electronically on previously run horse races. That brings the total wagered on Instant Racing for five months to more than $40.2 million.
Kentucky Downs in Franklin is the only Kentucky racetrack to offer the games. Ellis Park in Henderson has received approval from the racing commission to add the games and plans to have its new gambling room open to customers by mid-April.
Most of the money wagered on the 200 machines was returned to bettors in the form of winnings, but almost $2.86 million has been generated for Kentucky Downs. More than $400,000 has been generated for purses so far.