The Massachusetts State Lottery wants to offer "virtual horse racing," a proposal that could make it the first state in the nation to allow wagering on the computer-generated races.
Lottery officials announced plans this week to debut the Daily Race Game/Run for the Money in November or December at restaurants and bars.
They expect it to eventually draw $150 million in annual revenue.
Details were still being worked out, but lottery officials plan to offer races every 15 minutes, with a minimum bet of $2. Players could bet as much as they would at a traditional racetrack, with a similar wagering structure.
Each animated race would last about a minute and feature 12 numbered horses circling the track as a fast-talking announcer describes the action.
New York City-based Scientific Games Corp. won a $3.5 million contract to provide software to run the new game. Company spokeswoman Lisa Lettieri said Massachusetts would be the first state lottery to offer virtual horse racing.