SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies

Aristocrat Technologies

April 28, 2010 11:20 ET

Aristocrat's New Kentucky Derby™ Stepper Slot Game Is Off and Running

Game Makes Official Premiere at the 136th Running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - As the world prepares for the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, fans will have an additional way to celebrate: the world premiere of Aristocrat Technologies' new Kentucky Derby™ RFX™ stepper slot game.

The Kentucky Derby™ is the world's premier horse race and America's original, extravagant and glamorous springtime sports party. Now all the excitement and tradition of "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" is captured in the new 5-reel RFX™ stepper game that brings 136 years of brand recognition to casinos across North America.

Aristocrat President Nick Khin said, "We are thrilled with the new game and with this new relationship with Churchill Downs. Aristocrat is a company with a history of firsts, and we are very proud to be the first gaming company to license the historic Kentucky Derby™ brand, and we know casino operators and players will love the game."

The new slot premiered at Churchill Downs' Calder Casino in Miami Gardens, Fla., and Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans. The penny slot is making its debut with a choice of two unique, themed launch base games: Oaks Day™ and Run for the Roses™.

In Kentucky Derby™, slot players will race for a four-level interactive jackpot with a Hyperlink™ trigger. The fun intensifies in the interactive bonus game, when players watch a "live" running of the Kentucky Derby™ on an LCD screen at the top of the machine. Players then touch the reels to play along.

About Aristocrat Technologies
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by over two hundred regulators and its products and services are available in over ninety countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, and casino management systems. For further information visit the company's website at

About Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs Incorporated, ("CDI"), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates four world renowned Thoroughbred racing facilities: Arlington Park in Illinois, Calder Casino and Race Course in Florida, Churchill Downs Racetrack in Kentucky and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana. CDI operates slots and gaming operations in Louisiana and Florida. CDI tracks are host to North America's most prestigious races, including the Arlington Million, the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, the Louisiana Derby and the Princess Rooney, along with hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5-6, 2010. CDI also owns off-track betting facilities, and other advance-deposit wagering channels, television production, telecommunications and racing service companies such as BRIS and a 50-percent interest in the national cable and satellite network, HorseRacing TV, which supports CDI's network of simulcasting and racing operations. CDI's Entertainment Group produces the HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs Racetrack, which premieres on July 23-25, 2010. CDI trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol CHDN and can be found at Kentucky Derby, Oaks Day and Run for the Roses are trade marks of Churchill Downs Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    For Aristocrat
    Paul Speirs
    Steinbeck Communications
    (702) 413-4278
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    For Churchill Downs
    Liz Harris
    VP of Communications
    (502) 636-4474
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