Play Derby Day
This is a horse betting game with virtual horses and a variety of betting options.
On the left, there is a list of horses participating in the upcoming race. Click on their names to view and compare them (up to two horses can be displayed at a time). The "Points" column reflects the current form of the horse. The higher the points, the lower the payout for that horse.
Going and weather
Status of the going and weather are displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. These affect the horses just like in a real race. The effect is more or less equal on all horses, though.
In the center of the screen, there is a table showing all bets you have made for the current race. You can place up to nine bets per race. If you want to cancel a bet, click on X in the rightmost column of that bet.
Payouts are calculated according to horse point amounts, going and weather.
If the payout for a horse is below 1, it appears on a red background. Bets for these horses are not allowed.
Kinds of bets
Winner – This is the simplest bet. You win, if the horse you selected, wins the race.
Exacta – You need to predict which horse finishes first and which one second. This is harder to guess correctly, so the payout is higher as well.
Place – You win, if the horse you selected, finishes first or second.
Show – You win, if the horse you selected, finishes first, second or third.
Pick IV-V – Here you need to predict the first four or five horses in the exact order. It is up to you, whether you predict four or five horses. Five horses is harder to predict, so it pays better.
When you have placed your bets, click Race to start the race! If any of your bets win, you are paid according to the payout for these bets. Multiple wins are added up.
The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:
- Current balance
Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.
Clicking this button opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits and withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.
- Play for Real Money
This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.
Some popular functions are united under the Menu.
Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.
Options allows you to change audio quality and various gameplay settings, and Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.
Online Support lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.
This button is available only in the download version of the game.
Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.
If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.
TAB – Tab between the buttons on the screen
ENTER – Click the button that is currently highlighted.
Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.