Tired of feeling like you're on the casino floor while playing all of those video poker games? Feel like you've had enough of whatever virtual fantasy land you're in after hours of playing kooky slots? If you feel like you need a break from the traditional online games out there, then Derby Day Horse Racing might just be the solution for you!
This game is structured like a lot of the other virtual horse racing games out there, except for that it allows you to make more bets and more kinds of bets than other games do. It really is good fun. The only unfortunate thing about Derby Day Horse Racing is the graphics and sound, which certainly feel like they can use an update.
This game works in two phases - first you make any number of a series of bets. Then, you activate the race and see if you've picked the right horse(s)!
On the left side of the home screen, you see the 6 horses that will race as well their recent history of races, which is represented by the number of points they've earned. Now, it's up to make your bets. By clicking on the five tabs above the racetrack, you can make the following bets:
-Winner: Pick the horse you think will win the race.
-Exacta: Choose the horses which you think will finish first and second, in that order.
-Place: Decide which horses you think will finish first or second.
-Show: Pick the horses which will finish any one of first, second or third.
-Pick IV-V: Decide which horses will finish first, second, third, fourth and fifth, in that particular order.
Once you have made all of your bets, click the 'start race' button and watch the horses take off sprinting for the glory. Hopefully, you'll come away with something good!