It wasn’t record setting, but November’s results for the slot-like historical horse racing machines used at three Kentucky locations were solid.
Overall, the state saw $46.22 million bet on the devices, a 51.85 percent increase over the prior November when only two parlors were open.
The new location, the joint-operation of Keeneland and The Red Mile at Red Mile in Lexington, saw in its second full month saw $10.87 million bet, which was off the $11.56 million in October.
For that matter, the other two locations also saw declines in November from their October numbers. But, more significantly, the results for Kentucky Downs in Franklin and Ellis Park in Henderson both exceeded the previous November.
Kentucky Downs had $29.9 million, up 11.36 percent from the previous November. Ellis saw $5.45 wagered, up 51.84 from the prior November.
The biggest news on the historical horse racing front in November was the application for, and racing commission approval of, machines at Turfway Park in Florence.