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)
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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!)
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.
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.
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.