I believe that the results are predetermined by the RNG before the race even starts, and the mechanisms just do what the electronics tell them.
And it's true, the D does have a Derby game on the second floor. Great time killer.
It is not a game you try to beat. It is a game you play with drunken friends or some sweet young thing you are trying to get drunk.Quote: Lovecomps
The D says what they have is an authetic Sigma Derby machine. I don't know much about it . . .
I don't know much about it but if it's controlled mechanically, and not electronically, are the winners really random? Is there a way (if you watch it long enough) to see sequencing patterns? I'm not going to watch 1,000 races but if it's strictly a mechanical device can this work?
By "mechanical," I believe you're referring to the kind of slot machines before the mid-1970s in which there are no computer chips, just springs and metal contacts and oiled parts.
By "electronic," the game is run by computer chips, whether it be a slot machine with LED displays, "bubble" craps, or a video poker machine—so Sigma Derby definitely falls into this category. The horses themselves are mechanical and need a good oiling once in a while, but the mechanism that controls the horsies is electronic. The computers chips are programmed to pay back a certain percentage over the long-term, just like a slot machine!