Ky. Horse Racing Commission Approves New ‘Instant Racing’ Games

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved four new “instant racing” games and forty machines for the parlor at Kentucky Downs.

While the commission an Kentucky horse racing tracks insist the ‘instant racing’ games are perfectly legal forms of pari-mutuel wagering, the games bear an uncanny resemblance to slot machines, which are illegal in Kentucky. See for yourself:

The games were approved despite the fact that:

1. The question of whether or not the games are even legal has not been settled.

2. One member of the commission questioned whether the games — which already stretch the definition or “pari-mutual betting”– made any reference at all to horse racing.

Read the full story from the Courier-Journal here.

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