We are truly blown away by Derby Day arcade game because it's right on the button.
This game has playability and interaction over and above the sheer monotony of some games such as the legendary roller coaster dice game.
Now, at the risk of being criticised, we know that this type of game is powered by a fixed odds platform driven by a random number generator, but we still love it and are continuously on the lookout for any irregularities in it which allows us to exploit it and build our betting bankroll. And, given that all this game count towards wagering of sign up bonuses we think it's great.
Derby Day is pretty easy to get your head around and we love the little touches finally given. Each race consists of six horses and these change from race to race out of a selection of 20 or so horses so when we've identified a consistent champion in the pack and the horse named "Deer of Doom" remains our current favourite. When we see this bad boy pop up we lump in and we lump in hard! It has yet to let us down.
Next to each horse name is the number of points it has won in this virtual season. When you click on the horse's name you'll see lots of information to help you place your bet. This information is what you expect on any form card at any racetrack in the world. We tend to focus on the race cards comments and the age of the running horse and then cast our eye up to the track conditions.
There are some different bets that players can place, and these are:
Winner: this one is self-evident. Simply check the odds, pick your winner, choose your stake and hit "Confirm" button. The minimum bet on this one is 10 pennies and the maximum is £100.
Exacta Bet: On this one, we go through the same process as before but choose both the first and second places
Place: On the Derby Day game you can bet on any or a combination of horses to be placed either first or second
Show Bets: Are similar to horse racing place bets but now you can bet on any horse to finish either third, second or first
Pick 4 or 5: With this GG bet you bet on four or five horses to finish in the place that you determine.
Now, although we have five possible bets that we can make, we choose only to wager on the winner and exacta bets as we've found that when we try and predict more the random generators closes us down and we tend to lose. That's not to say you shouldn't bet with your instincts, it's just that these bets tend to give us the best return.
We also find that it's a good idea to make a mental note of which horse you've bet on because during the race it's difficult to keep track. Apart from that we love this arcade game and it comes highly recommended.