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Virtual Horses is a casino game where you can bet on horses to win a race in a virtual setting. There are no reels or paylines here; it is not a slot game; it's a racing game. Bets range from 10p to £200 a turn, and there are a couple of different ways in which you can bet on the horses.
Set at Newmarket racecourse, those familiar with racing may recognise the track. The virtual horses are projected onto the famous course as they race for the winning title.
New horses will run in each race, so you will have different horses to choose from with each race you bet on.
On the right-hand panel of the game, there is a selection of poker chips. Ranging from 10p up to £200, you can click and drag on the chips to find the value you would like to stake.
Next, all you need to do is decide which horse, or horses, to bet on!
Once you’ve chosen your chips, you can choose which of the virtual horses you hope will win.
The main part of the screen will show your betting options.
You will see the horses running in the next race listed with the favourite at the top.
The lower the odds, the more of a chance the bookie thinks they have at winning.
So, for example, if the odds for the first horse were 3/1, if you bet £1 on it and it won, you could get £3 back.
On the right-hand side of the virtual horses bet page, you will see the place odds. This price is paid out when the horse you bet on comes second or third.
If you switch to the second tab on the left-hand side of the betting page, you will see the forecast odds.
This list of odds may seem confusing for first-time virtual horses players, but essentially, the forecast is a bet on the horses which will come first and second. You need to get them in the right order, too!
If you scroll down, you will see combinations of all horse numbers, and the odds will likely be a bit higher here, as it is more difficult to correctly guess the first and second place horses.
Once you have selected your bet, or multiple bets, everything you have selected will be visible on the Bet Slip tab. You can double-check your bets and increase or decrease them if you like.
When you are happy with your bets, check the ‘Play’ box to the bottom right-hand side. This will show your total stake, and when you press it, you will be taken to the race.
Click start to watch the full race and cheer on your virtual horses as they race around the course. The race will be narrated, and the horse numbers will shift at the bottom of the screen to show which horse is in which place.
You can skip if you want, but where’s the fun in that?!
There will also be a slo-mo of the horses crossing the line so you can see where your virtual horses placed.
If you have had a winner, your prize will be paid straight into your credits.
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