Instant Racing was developed as a joint venture between AmTote and RaceTech, LLC. It is a true pari-mutuel terminal with over 60,000 digitized videos of previously run races.
The quarter and dollar machines were designed to attract new players to thoroughbred and greyhound racing.
Bettors can use Daily Racing Form "Skill Graph" charts of generalized data on the field to assist them in choosing three runners in projected order of finish. They can then watch the entire race or a short clip of the stretch run.
Winners receive graduated payoffs by correctly selecting the first three finishers in order, the first three in any order, the top two finishers, the winner or any two of the top three finishers. Payoffs are also determined by timing - bettors may be playing different races, but the wagers are lumped into the same pool and the player who hits first receives the highest payoff.