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There is nothing more exciting than heading out for a day’s horse racing and placing a wager on the action. Now you can do this from the comfort of your own home, with Inspired Gaming’s Virtual Horse Racing. This is a virtual casino betting game that virtually recreates the excitement of horse racing, offering a lot of different betting options – some with big win potential
The action takes place at the fictional ‘A.C.Downs’ racetrack. You can access this game via the real online casino apps in regulated states. Virtual Horse Racing can be enjoyed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan – more states are expected to regulate online casinos soon.
Inspired Gaming, the studio which created Virtual Horse Racing, have also created ‘Horses GO’. This game works in a similar way – including a bonus wheel and entertaining novelty bets.
How Virtual Horse Racing works
When you load this online casino game, you first see the main racing screen. This lists the upcoming races, which take place every 3 minutes. Below the current race screen, you will see the upcoming race times for the next 5 races.
Scroll down to find all of the betting options for the upcoming race. The eight horse names are listed in the left-hand column and the betting takes place in the columns to the right of the names. The number of runners will vary for each race. You will usually find between 8 and 12 runners listed.
When you make a selection, it will appear in the bet slip to the right-hand side of the screen. You can then choose your stake and submit. You can now see the payout you will receive should the selection win.
Bets follow the same format as real horse races. There are straight bets and exotic bets available.
To place any straight bet, it’s simply a case of clicking on the odds and your bet will appear in the best slip.
- Win: This is the most straightforward wager of all, where you are simply aiming to pick the winner. The odds on this market can vary – the favorites in the race can be as low as 2/1 (or even lower), while the outsiders can offer odds as long as 50/1 or more. The lower priced selections will obviously have more chance, but every horse has a chance of winning any race.
- Place: In this market, you want your selection to either finish 1st or 2nd. The odds offered are lower than in the win market. For example, a selection with odds of 18/1 in the win market, might be offered at 8/1 in this place market. There is no premium on the horse winning, as you will receive the same payout whether it finishes 1st or 2nd.
- Show: This time around you are wagering on your selection finishing in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Once again, the odds will shorten. This is balanced by the higher chance of winning.
If you like the opportunity of winning big prizes for small stakes, the following exotic bets are the way to go.
- Exacta: An exacta bet requires you to correctly predict the 1st and 2nd in the correct order. To place this bet you need to tick the 1st and 2nd boxes alongside your selections. With your selections in place you see the ‘+ Exacta’ option which will place the wager in your betting slip. At this point you will find out the odds. If you like what you see, set your stake, and place the bet.
- Trifecta: This bet requires you to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order. You will place this bet in the same way as an exacta, with the addition of selecting a 3rd selection under the trifecta column. The pay outs for these bets are higher than any other, with some incredible wins possible.
Place your bets! Virtual Horse Racing design
This Inspired Gaming designed casino game features incredible, almost true to life, virtual graphics. The action takes place on turf and seems to be modeled on a European course (possibly Epsom Downs, the home of the English Derby).
A visualizer at the bottom right of the race screen tells you where they are in relation to the finish. Numbers at the bottom of the screen constantly update to tell you the positions. A commentary is provided, which both adds to the race atmosphere and is informative too. Listen out for the cheers of the crowd.
Will Virtual Horse Racing get your pick?
Virtual Horse Racing from Inspired Gaming offers an ideal way to enjoy racing action at home. With those races going off every 3 minutes, you are never waiting around for long. The action is quick – a whole race taking less than a minute.
With all of the betting options in place, you can enjoy betting the way you like. Place a show bet for a relatively modest return or go for the Jackpot with a trifecta wager.
Check out Virtual Horse Racing for yourself at your state regulated online casino soon!