International Game Technology has expanded its position in the growing historical horse racing (HHR) segment with its first historical racing machine (HRM) deployments in Virginia through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems.
IGT will provide players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned gaming venues throughout Virginia with HRM-versions of IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin, Solar Disc and Red Hot Tamales! on its CrystalCurve and CrystalDual 27 cabinets.
Exacta Systems CEO Jeremy Stein commented: “As the historical horse racing segment continues to grow across the US, Exacta Systems is thrilled to partner with leading content provider IGT to ensure that players have access to the highest caliber game content and cabinets in the market.
“The recent deployment of IGT’s historical racing machines in Virginia introduces a compelling, casino-style entertainment experience that is new to the Commonwealth and will help drive growth for our customers.”
Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming, added: “IGT’s distribution agreement with Exacta Systems enables us to pursue exciting new growth opportunities like those offered in Virginia’s expanding historical horse racing market.
“With IGT’s performance-tested content and proven hardware portfolio, we can offer a steady stream of new HHR experiences that engage players and elevate the profile and success of the entire HHR gaming segment.”
Aaron Gomes, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment Chief Operating Officer, noted: “Introducing IGT’s exceptional HRM content and cabinets to our gaming venues throughout Virginia has been a welcomed addition to the quality of entertainment that we can offer our players.
“As we look to drive growth and differentiate our offering, IGT’s video slot-style HRM games captured our players’ attention and brought some of the gaming industry’s most popular slot themes to our gaming floor.”
Virginia joins Kentucky as the second jurisdiction where IGT has deployed its HRMs.