Kentucky Historical / Instant Racing Locations

Instant racing or historical race wagering is an electronic gambling system that allows players to bet on replays of horse races or dog races that have already been run. Here, in Kentucky the historical racing terminals resemble slot machines and are based on historical horse races.

By law they have to be called instant or historical racing machines but the average person is not going to see any visible difference. Once you select the 'handy helper' button the play is the same as a slot machine. Some of the newer machines even auto select that option for you unless you choose to over-ride it. If you can see any real difference between them and a slot machine be sure to tell me about it.

Technically speaking the internal algorithms are slightly different because the race results do affect the results. But for the average player there isn't any difference. If you enjoy playing slots, you will enjoy playing these machines.

They aren't slot machines. They are historical racing machines.

Red Mile Gaming & Racing
1200 Red Mile Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 2 AM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 4 AM
website: Red Mile Gaming & Racing

(859) 255-0752

Kentucky Downs
5629 Nashville Rd
Franklin, KY 42134
Local Calls: 270-586-7778
Sunday Thursday 10AM to 2AM
Friday and Saturday 10AM to 4AM
website: Kentucky Downs RaceTrack

Ellis Park Racing & Gaming
3300 Highway 41 N
Henderson, Kentucky 42420
Local Calls: : (812) 425-1456
Sunday Thursday 10AM to 2AM
Friday and Saturday 10AM to 4AM
website: Ellis Park RaceTrack

Derby City
4520 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40213
Sun Thurs: 9am 4am
Fri & Sat: 9am 9am (24 hours)
Phone: (502) 961-7600
website: Derby City Gaming

This page updated 02-27-2020

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