LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Churchill Downs Interactive, a division of Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN), announced Thursday, November 1, 2012, the launch of Luckity.com, the first website in the U.S. offering fun games online with a chance to win huge cash prizes in a safe, secure and legal environment.
Luckity.com uses patent pending technology to offer numbers games, draw games, jackpots, quick picks, and more, all with hundreds of chances to win cash prizes every day. The games on Luckity.com are associated with live horse races across the world, and winning numbers are based on the actual real-time results of those races. Players win when their selected numbers match the numbers of the winning horses.
Luckity.com also offers free games, such as Luckity Bingo, that enable players to win cash prizes via weekly sweepstakes.
Churchill Downs Interactive President Ted Gay said that CDI has been working on the Luckity concept for months and is eager to release it to the public.
"We are very excited to provide this opportunity for individuals to play online and win cash prizes in a completely safe and secure environment," Gay said. "Luckity.com plays like popular social games that so many people love, but instead of winning virtual currency or points, players on Luckity.com can win real cash."
"Players can play games for as little as 10 cents and have the opportunity to win jackpot prizes. In addition, Luckity.com gives players a free bingo game that awards Clovers that can be used to enter weekly cash sweepstakes," Hartness said. "We have a lot more under development and look forward to rolling out new games and features to our players frequently."
Luckity.com is operated by Churchill Downs Interactive, a division of CDI. Churchill Downs Interactive also operates TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and CDI. Luckity.com and Twinspires.com are licensed by the Oregon Racing Commission.
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About Churchill Downs Incorporated
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., owns and operates the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as well as racetrack and casino operations and a poker room in Miami Gardens, Fla.; racetrack, casino and video poker operations in New Orleans, La.; racetrack operations in Arlington Heights, Ill.; a casino resort in Greenville, Miss.; as well as a casino hotel in Vicksburg, Miss.; CDI also owns the country's premier online wagering company, TwinSpires.com; the totalisator company, United Tote; Luckity.com, offering fun games online for a chance to win cash prizes; Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker company; and a collection of racing-related telecommunications and data companies. Information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.
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CONTACT: Courtney Yopp Norris Director of Corporate Communications (502) 636-4564 office Courtney.Norris@kyderby.comSource:Churchill Downs Incorporated