Konami’s Fortune Cup makes run to market and expands into North America

New multi-station mechanical horse racing game advances to broad roll-out following successful test period.

Konami has announced the market release of its Fortune Cup mechanical horse racing game, bringing modern technology improvements to a high-demand gaming format enjoyed by generations. The game features a nine-foot wide mechanical track with eight horses that travel freely and independently across the course. The horses’ actions are mirrored by real-time digital animation on connected LCD screens in a sports broadcast format, and players place their bets through touchscreen stations with race stats, horse odds, mystery progressive jackpots, and comprehensive bet options for win, place, and quinella. Following months of success on the Las Vegas Strip under Nevada’s New Innovation Beta (NIB) program, Fortune Cup is now live at four locations and is expanding across North America.

“Mechanical horse racing is a unique attraction and beloved casino classic for its shared social experience, fun creative ingenuity, and irresistible nostalgia. Konami’s Fortune Cup is bringing that dynamic back to the casino with top quality and advanced features for players to enjoy for years to come,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Fortune Cup has proven entertainment value both in the legacy of the product category and Konami’s roots as an amusement company for nearly 50 years.”

As the casino division of one of the world’s top gaming entertainment companies, Konami Gaming, Inc. developed Fortune Cup based on proven technology from the organization’s video game and arcade divisions. Its core processing is powered by a proprietary cross-platform game engine and the machine’s hardware components have logged years of time-tested performance and durability under Konami’s amusement arcade division. Fortune Cup is a continuation of Konami’s specialty expertise in large multi-station products, designed for unique amusement and attraction.

“Fortune Cup is designed to provide new entertainment options to players and appeal to a broad audience, which we’ve seen affirmed in several ways by outcomes and results from launch locations,” said Jingoli. “It carries the most advanced technology in the history of this product category, without compromising the quintessential charm. The response from players has been strong and we’re looking forward to continued growth.”

Konami’s multi-station Fortune Cup mechanical horse racing game is available for placement in the U.S. and Canada through general release. Operators interested in further details are encouraged to contact their Konami account executive.