Instant Racing

Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Keeneland, Red Mile Next In Line For Instant Racing

Keeneland and the Red Mile successfully made the case for instant racing before the state Horse Racing Commission Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
11:17 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Court Leaves Instant Racing Question Unsettled

Instant Racing Machines at Kentucky Downs
Credit Associated Press

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's authority to regulate betting on older, recorded horse races.

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Local/Regional News
2:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

High Court Hears Arguments Over Instant Racing

Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs Racetrack
Credit WDRB TV

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- When a horse race is recorded and then bet on later via a slot machine-like device is it still a horse race? Or a type of illegal gambling?

The Kentucky Supreme Court is wrestling with that question after hearing nearly two hours of arguments Wednesday about the legality of historical racing, known as Instant Racing. The justices quizzed attorneys for the Kentucky Racing Commission, multiple race tracks and The Family Foundation of Kentucky about what constitutes a horse race and legal pari-mutuel betting.

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Local/Regional News
3:53 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Ky. Supreme Court To Hear Instant Racing Challenge

Credit bloodhorse.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments in August over whether a slot machine-like device, known as Instant Racing, is legal in the state.

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Local/Regional News
4:25 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

House Democrats Float Instant Racing As Solution To Pension Woes

Credit bloodhorse.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Horse racing tracks could generate up to $30 million a year in tax revenue for the state's financially troubled pension system if they installed slot-like machines and then taxed the proceeds, the House Speaker said Friday.

In Kentucky, actual slot machines are banned, but two horse tracks have installed similar "Instant Racing" machines that allow people to wager on the outcomes of past horse races.

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Local/Regional News
9:56 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Administration, Tracks Seek High Court Review

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The issue of slot-like games at Kentucky's racetracks is headed back to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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