Billings, MT – Fleetwood Gaming CEO Jon Dehler announced today that his company has entered into an agreement with Exacta Systems to form a joint partnership to manufacture and distribute Historic Horse Racing (HHR) machines in Montana. The Montana legislature will consider HHR legislation in the upcoming session, after the passage of SB 183 in 2019, which instructed the Montana Board of Horse Racing to propose legislative language surrounding HHR. The Montana horse racing and breeding industries support the introduction of HHR terminals to help sustain the equine and agriculture-based industries in the state.
The agreement will see Exacta’s HHR pari-mutuel wagering platform rolled out throughout Fleetwood’s distribution network in Montana. Fleetwood Gaming CEO Jon Dehler commented, “this is an amazing opportunity for us at Fleetwood adding HHR pari-mutuel terminals to our distribution chain. Having terminals with pari-mutuel payouts that can compete with the Montana Lottery and Montana Cash finally levels the playing field and will be a win-win for all.”
“We are excited to have found an experienced partner like Fleetwood Gaming and Jon Dehler,” commented Exacta Systems President Jeremy Stein. “HHR terminals will help enhance Fleetwood’s already strong product lines and wide distribution range throughout Montana. We look forward to bringing the HHR success story to Montana and its legendary equine industry.”
Montana’s population is just over one million people, but over 12.6 million tourists visited Montana in 2019 and spent $3.6 billion in the Treasure State. The leisure betting market in Montana provides a great market opportunity for the Fleetwood-Exacta Systems HHR partnership.
About Fleetwood Gaming, Inc.
In 1974, the Fleetwood Distributing Company headquarters was established in Montana and in 1978, Jon Dehler purchased the family run company from his father Bill. Soon after, Fleetwood began operating as both a machine route operator and distributor. The business achieved a major product line expansion in 1985 when gaming was legalized and video poker machines were introduced in Montana. Today, Fleetwood Gaming, Inc. is one of Montana’s leading suppliers of gaming products, and has five locations throughout Montana providing local support and or distribution from Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Missoula and Sidney.
About Exacta Systems
Founded in 2013, Exacta Systems is the leading provider of Historic Horse Racing systems and terminals in the country. Exacta is currently operating in Kentucky, Wyoming and Virginia, and is expanding in to new markets each year.
For more information about the company and the Exacta historic horse racing system, visit www.exactasystems.com or the Exacta Systems Facebook page.