Scientific Games rolls-out gaming expansion with CDI and Ainsworth

Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled a further expansion of the group’s capabilities after introducing the first generation of its historical horse racing machines.

Via a three-way partnership with Churchill Downs Incorporated and Ainsworth Game Technology, Scientific Games will deliver games to two CDI gaming properties that will work on the Ainsworth proprietary HHR system, which utilises race data under an exclusive license.

“The team at Scientific Games is extremely excited to partner with CDI and Ainsworth in this new venture,” said Robert Parente, EVP and chief revenue officer for Scientific Games.  “Both companies have been pioneers in opening up this burgeoning new segment of the gaming market and we are honoured they have chosen to work with us in offering the very best in player experiences.”

Gaining approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Louisville’s Derby City Gaming will receive the first delivery of SG games beginning in February 2020.  

This will be followed by Oak Grove Racing and Gaming, which is to receive its first delivery of machines when it opens its gaming facilities later in the year.

“Scientific Games makes some of the best-performing games in the industry and we are delighted to add them to our Derby City and Oak Grove properties,” stated Austin Miller, senior vice president, gaming operations for CDI.  

“The sheer depth of their content library, along with their diverse and innovative hardware portfolio, enables us to considerably expand our game offering, giving our players the very best gaming action in the market. Our guests will recognise the Scientific Games themes and they will love the way the games play.”

Scientific Games will supply a selection of slot titles including 88 Fortunes, Tree of Wealth, Quick Hit, Lock It Link, and Ultimate Fire Link, among others.  

“We have enjoyed a great partnership with the CDI team, and are excited to bring in Scientific Games to this unique partnership,” added Ryan Comstock, chief operating officer for Ainsworth Game Technology. “The addition of SG games and platforms on our proprietary HHR system will create an even more robust gaming mix for both these properties.”