Feel like you've got it in you today to pick a winner? Do you fancy your chances at the local race track? If you feel like you've got that extra spring in your step and are on a hot streak, then why not make a bet at the virtual horse track with Golden Derby? This game offers not only a betting structure that mimics a race track, but it also features a fun animation that lets you cheer your chosen horse(s) to victory!
It looks as though Net Entertainment has discontinued this game, so it is no longer available for play.
Gold Derby is actually a lot of fun. This owes to not only the betting possibilities, which are made such that they imitate a real racetrack, but also the addictive animation that has you rooting for your horse the entirety of its 30-second duration. The presentation is also excellent, aside from the steady but slightly repetitive background crowd murmur, which can be easily turned off by clicking on the sound off button that's available on the first menu.
How to play Golden Derby
Like at a real race track, playing Derby consists of two phases - you make your bets and then see the results of the race itself to see if you have won. Start by making any number of the following bets:
- Win/Place/Show: Bet on whether you think certain horses will finish first, first or second, or in the top three.
- Exacta: Wager on which horses will finish first and second, in that order.
- Quinella: Decide which two horses will come in first and second place, regardless of the order.
Note that you must click the blue 'Add bets' button at the bottom to register your bets. The odds for each bet are listed as soon as you click on the type of bet that you would like to make. Once you've made your bets, click the 'start race' button and enjoy the excitement!