NowTheSerpent
NowTheSerpent
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October 6th, 2011 at 10:29:44 AM permalink
Is this like that game I see at D&B's where you aim the balls down the numbered chutes and the player's rider figure advances that many spaces, or is this game a horse of a completely different color? (LOL), These casinos could probably make a killing of this game, if we "jockeyed" with it a little bit, but those places that didn't like the asking price would just have to "pony up". I might have used little figurines instead of pucks, but at this point we'd just be changing horses in midstream to alter it. (LOL)

Hope you enjoyed this.

And now, I'm watchiing Las Vegas rerun on TNT, and this particular scen is featuring the song "Pony" by Gin-u-Wine (no joke!)
heather
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October 6th, 2011 at 3:43:59 PM permalink
Nah; this one doesn't have a skill factor even hinted at. In this game, you put fifty cents in and pick two of the horses and they run around and you either win or lose. (As I understand it; I've never actually played it but used to see it everywhere.) Supposed to be almost gone now, or else is totally gone.
thecesspit
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October 6th, 2011 at 3:52:43 PM permalink
There's still one of those at the MGM Grand, Vegas.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
heather
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October 6th, 2011 at 4:01:11 PM permalink
Thanks! It's funny; when they were everywhere I thought they were the most ridiculous thing I'd ever seen, now I want to try it out just because I might not have another chance. Imperial Palace used to have several of them, if I'm not mistaken, and I think every major casino in downtown probably had it at one point or another. There's another older automated game that looks like a Roulette wheel, but without the table, that always struck me as being kind of similar.
JoeTheDragon
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August 23rd, 2012 at 3:32:05 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

I think this game will not attract hardly anyone. 99% of casino patrons have no idea what a trifecta or exacta is, let alone a box.
Place and show bets will appeal to even less people. And the longshot horse is only 9 to 1. What would attract a player to stop at this game, let alone play it. Moving disc on an imaginary race track and pretend they are horses ??? STRONGLY suggest you let this go and work on another idea .



Triple Towers® Greyhound Racing offers WIN, Place and show and has bigger pays outs (odds wise) But lower min bets then a table game.
charliepatrick
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August 23rd, 2012 at 5:39:24 PM permalink
I've seen (most recently in Den Haag) a series of terminals connected to a screen whereby you can bet on a logical horse race. Also fwiw the UK bookies have the same, but you use real betting slips as the "races" are treated like real ones except using horses/dogs etc. and a RNG with different odds for each runner. You also sometimes see horses going round an oval track in amusement arcades on the pier.
The only game I've seen with a "keep going" mechanism is Trente et Quarante where cards are dealt out until 31 is reached, and I've also heard of two-up where two coins are tossed until a result or odding out.

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