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IGT, Incredible Technologies Enter HHR Business

IGT, Incredible Technologies Enter HHR Business

International Game Technology and Incredible Technologies have entered into agreements with Exacta Systems that will allow jurisdictions with historic horse racing machines (HHR) to utilize their games.

Through a distribution agreement with Exacta Systems, IGT is providing players at Peninsula Pacific Entertainment-owned Rosie’s gaming venues throughout Virginia with HHR versions of favorite IGT video slot themes such as Fortune Coin, Solar Disc and Red Hot Tamales! on the company’s proven CrystalCurve and CrystalDual 27 cabinets.

“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,” said Nick Khin, IGT chief operating officer, gaming. “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.”

“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,” said Aaron Gomes, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment chief operating officer. “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.”

Illinois-based Incredible Technologies’ award-winning themes and hardware have made their mark in Class III markets, and now will be placed on Exacta’s HHR system in Kentucky and other HHR markets.

“HHR is an energizing segment to our industry and we’re excited to enter it with Exacta Systems,” said Elaine Hodgson, IT’s president and CEO. “Their expertise in the segment paired with our most popular games and hardware is a great combination for a strong partnership. We look forward to growing our footprint in the growing HHR space.”