Harrington Casino improves management technology

Harrington Raceway and Casino has signed a multi-year deal to improve technology on the gaming surface. | DBT FILE PHOTO/ADOBE SHUTTERSTOCK

HARRINGTON-The Harrington Raceway & Casino has signed a multi-year deal with International Game Technology to improve the technology on the casino floor.

Kent County’s “racino” will deploy the latest version of IGT’s casino management system, IGT ADVANTAGE, which allows players to fund their accounts through a smartphone application without visiting a casino cage, ATMs or handling cash to have to.

“IGT ADVANTAGE has been the backbone of our casino for many years and we look forward to entering a new era of our systems partnership with IGT through solutions that will help us increase productivity and service, gameplay, loyalty and… improving the position of our guests us for growth,” said Mark Schrecengost, general manager of Harrington Raceway & Casino, in a statement.

Harrington Raceway & Casino was introduced in 1946 as Harkness Racetrack and was endorsed by the Casino in 1996. According to official Harrington figures, Harrington Raceway & Casino has approximately $6 million in slot machines with 1,327 machines to play. In addition, the casino has table games, simulations and sports betting, as well as an entertainment venue that attracts about 1.5 million people every 10 months.

Full House Resorts funded the casino’s construction in 1996, but later turned over day-to-day operations to Harrington Raceway Inc. — a majority-owned corporation by the non-profit Delaware State Fair — and the agreement expired in 2011.

Harrington Raceway & Casino attracts approximately 1.5 million people every 10 months. It raised $237,877 in iGaming revenue from $7.9 million in bets in April, according to the Delaware Lottery. Through the video lottery, the casino earned $8.7 million out of $106 million in games played that month.

At the 22 tables at the Racino, Harrington Raceway & Casino generated $929,616 in revenue from nearly $4 million in wagers.

As part of the agreement with IGT, Harrington Raceway & Casino will adopt IGT’s tournament technology, TournXtreme, to offer video slot tournaments. It will also speed up the switch between deposit and tournament slots modes.

IGT will also use its Mobile Host and Mobile Responder apps, which will help the casino improve its performance and productivity by reducing ground incident response times using real-time slot incident updates delivered to personal mobile devices to be delivered.

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