Kentucky Downs in Franklin is adding 143 gaming terminals, bringing the total up to 643, after a record month, according to Encore Racing Based Games, which created the games used at the racetrack.
The February handle at Kentucky Downs was a record $37.7 million wagered, with attendance over 32,000. Kentucky Downs was the first Kentucky track to install historical wagering, and last year received approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for up to 775 gaming terminals.
Earlier this month, a lawsuit against Encore was dismissed in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green. RaceTech, which operates the Instant Racing games used at the Red Mile, alleged patent infringement. But U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers ruled that the concepts involved, including the use of a seed pool, are abstract and cannot be patented.
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