Aristocrat Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) expanded their partnership by signing a new long-term agreement that will bring Aristocrat's games to the historical racing machine (HRM) market.
Under the new agreement, Aristocrat's newly engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth's proprietary HRM system featuring Aristocrat brands including Buffalo, Wild Lepre'Coins, and others exclusively on its MarsX family of cabinets.
Aristocrat's HRM games will appear across CDI locations in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming; Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel; Newport Racing & Gaming; and also Turfway Park Racing & Gaming when it opens in 2022.
Austin Miller, senior vice president of gaming operations for CDI commented: "Aristocrat is a leader in offering the top games in the industry and we're ecstatic to add their top games to our HRM locations. Their innovation as it relates to content and hardware will allow us to expand our game offerings and attract their loyal customer base."
Aristocrat's Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Business Analytics, Jon Hanlin stated: "CDI is leading the industry in creating unique and exciting HRM entertainment venues. We are thrilled to again expand our relationship with CDI and bring our leading game content to this vibrant and growing segment of the gaming industry."
Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger added: "We are excited to be offering Aristocrat's player favorites titles on our System. In the two years since Ainsworth launched its system with about 1,000 games in Kentucky, we have continually worked to provide additional game options to CDI and its players."