A Florida company announced today that it’s entering the “historical horse racing” business as a competitor to the current provider of “instant racing” games, Race Tech LLC/AmTote International. The Florida firm’s chief communications officer, Patrick Neely, noted that in the hearings this week on legislation to repeal “historical horse racing” in Idaho, “So much of the testimony … was focused on the specific games of the current provider. Now that another company has entered the market, perhaps the dialogue can change somewhat.”
Encore Racing Based Games, or EncoreRBG, was founded in 2013 and is just unveiling its products this week. The company’s CEO is Ray Reid, a Nashville businessman and part-owner of the Kentucky Downs racetrack. Encore says it’s launching with 21 game titles, and will have many more coming soon. Company President Jeremy Stein said in a news release, “In addition to electronic gamers, traditional handicappers will enjoy EncoreRBG games, as they are given the option to study handicapping data for as long as they want before placing a bet on the horse races. The player also has access to on-demand stop-action computer enhanced video replays and Equibase derived race charts at the conclusion of each event to verify and review the race results."
The company’s full news release is online here.