By Janet Patton
The gambling parlor at Red Mile took in more than $5 million in wagers in the first 19 days it was open, according to figures reported to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
The $42 million project, which is jointly operated by Keeneland, has 902 instant racing machines, which means each machine averaged almost $300 a day in play during September. The parlor opened Sept. 12.
Of the $5,115,524.23 wagered, more than $4.7 million was returned to players in the form of winnings.