Looking for a casino game that differs from the regular Netent games like table games and video slots, Golden Derby is highly recommended. This game can be found in the category other games, as it simply doesn’t fit any of the other categories, just like bingo and keno, also offered by the many Netent Casinos. The game itself involves horse races, like Champion of the Track does, a video slot based on the horse races including a virtual mini race. But if looking for an opportunity to bet on horses, I recommend Golden Derby, a perfect alternative to the horse races so popular in some European countries. Net Entertainment could not resist to offer one of Europe’s largest spectator sports and created a virtual version featuring some innovative 3D graphics combined with the recognisable sounds of an authentic race track. Once you’ve tried this game, that can be found under ‘other games’, you do understand why betting on horses is so immensely popular across Europe. And although it’s hard to simulate the atmosphere of a local race track, Net Entertainment did their very best and I can see that in Golden Derby. Betting on horses online have never been so much fun as it is with Golden Derby.
Betting on horses
Though a relatively new entrant into the online gaming world, Golden Derby is a nice alternative for those who love to bet on horses or going to the racetrack, but simply live too far away from one or just don’t like to stand in the rain or cold. This game also gives you the perfect opportunity to see what horseracing is all about and to become familiar with this way of betting. While placing a bet you will see betting on horses isn’t that much different than betting on other sports, but the mini horse race after you’ve placed your bet, will definitely ad some more excitement to this game as it gives you the chance to cheer your chosen horse(s) to victory.
Golden Derby offers a minimum bet of 0.50 and a maximum bet of 10.00 which makes this game perfect for all type of players. To make a bet 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. Use ‘clear bets’ to remove one or more bets, but once you’re fine with your bets, click the ‘start race’ button and enjoy the excitement.
How to play Golden Derby
It all starts with an overview which displays the horses, the win odds, the amounts you can bet and the possible win. Before you start betting, you can have a look at the race form, describing the eight horses you can bet on, their strength, speed and stamina and having a look into these stats you can get a good idea what horse has the biggest chance of winning in the next race. Look at the stars a horse is given and go back to ‘bet’ to bet on your favourite horse(s). Choose one or more horses of which you think they will have a good chance to win the race and mark the first column with number one on top. But there are several type of bets including a ‘place bet’, this bet pays if horse comes first or second while a ‘show bet’ pays if the horse comes first, second, or third. To see all bets you can consult the game rules as can be found in the menu at the bottom of the game under the question mark. Once bets have been placed the fun can begin after you click ‘start race’.
In one wink you are drawn into a scene showing an authentic horse track, filling the air with the sounds so familiar for a horse race. This all includes the commentary of the horse race reporter that keeps you up to date about the position of each and every horse giving it just that more excitement that makes these races actually enjoyable to watch. I would definitely recommend to give Golden Derby a fair chance, even if you’re not into horses or horse races. If you’ve never been to a race track, this is your chance!