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Champion of the Track™ (EOL)

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Assuming that the major part of you have never been on a racetrack, Champion of the Track can be the perfect video slot for those who have never been able to feel the thrill while betting on horses.

Even NetEnt is unable to bring you the atmosphere of a racetrack into your living room. However, this game has a lot to offer. This time without the queues or bad weather.

Choose Champion of the Track and enjoy the virtual horse races and everything that comes with the game like the sound of hoofs hitting the ground, the murmur of the crowd, the cries of joy and the devastation of loss.

Champion of the Track offers a real racing simulator, with high-quality graphics, exciting gameplay and huge prizes available to the lucky gambler.

The race track

Champion of the Track feels like a board game. It comprises of 5 reels as usual in the Netent video slots, as well as a half racetrack around these reels.

While horses, sports sheets, trophies, punters, horse shoes, rosettes and jockeys fill the reels, a grassed racetrack is available at bottom. It goes around the reels to the top of the game and features the Career Bonus game.

Besides a typical design that really fits the theme, you also find many extra features like Wilds, Scatters, Free spins and the Career Bonus Game. It makes this game very attractive to all types of players, even those who don’t like horse races.

For those who do like to bet on horses Champion of the Racetrack offers a great bonus game, in which you get to choose your own horse and watch it overtake the opponents.

Champions of the Track betting options

The total stake in Champion of the Track could be just 0.01 if you decide to play with just one bet line, in the first level and with a coin value of 0.01. Though I would not recommend playing like that because the bet lines are responsible for the winnings, I would choose to play with at least all 30 bet lines.

When you want to increase the chance to win, you can go for a higher level to play with a choice from four different levels. Your total bet goes up, but so is the chance to get one or more combinations or an extra feature.

To increase your winnings in general, you can choose between six different coin values starting from 0.01 and going up to 0.50, which can eventually result in a total bet of 60.00. In which currency these amounts are, that depends on the Netent Casino you decide to play.

Extra features

The wild symbol in Champion of the Track is the Jockey substituting for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus symbols. Nothing special as we see it in all NetEnt video slots, although video slots like Starburst and Secret of the Stones offer just some more Wilds than normal.

Champion of the Track has other qualities like the Scatter as two or more Scatters pay total bet x Multiplier, while three or more Scatter symbols activate 10 Free spins an the Training Track. This extra feature within a feature offers a maximum of four training sessions to train your horse, and for each Scatter that appears during Free Spins, your horse moves past another horse. Once you have passed five horses, the training session is over and you get one career step and 10 extra Free Spins.

With a maximum of four training sessions, the amount of Free Spins can go up to 40. This results in very high winnings with all wins doubled as well.

But that’s not all, as you earn one career step when you pass all five horses. This can go up to four career steps with every Free Spins bonus game. Free Spins ends when all spins are done or you successfully completed the 4th training session.

A Day at the Races Bonus Game

Only three or more Bonus symbols, if in succession from left to right, on an active bet line, will activate the A Day at the Races Bonus Game, attached to the Career Bonus. In this bonus game it’s up to you to select a jockey to ride your horse, while racing against three other horses. The aim of this bonus game is to successfully end this race in a high position, while you can win up to four career steps and other random winnings.

Champion of the Track Career Bonus

The career track runs around the outside of the five reels, giving you the possibility to build a career. Career steps are awarded during the Free Spins Training Track and the A Day at the Races Bonus Game.

Each career step will move you one step forward along the career track. Once you’ve reached the Golden Cup, a mystery coin win will be awarded while the Champion of the Track Career Bonus is awarded when you land on the Champion’s Trophy.

Your progression along the track is maintained for 48 hours, so you can pop by at any time within this 48 hours to continue your career and quest for the golden cup.

Golden Derby

Despite the fact that horseraces are getting less popular, even in Great Britain, Netent does see a potential in the horseraces as it is not only Champion of the Track that involves horse races, Golden Derby even gives you the opportunity to bet on horses, while you get the chance to cheer your horse to the finish line during a 3D animated horse race.

This is exactly why would highly recommend Golden Derby, as much as I recommend Champions of the Track, to those who like horses, horse racing or horse betting.