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Game Rules

Derby Day

Virtual horse racing

Derby Day is a virtual horse racing game. The objective is to correctly guess the winning horse in the race. There are various betting options available, including Place and Exacta. While not a traditional casino game in the same vein as online blackjack or roulette, Derby Day is nonetheless stacks of fun and the big payouts on offer could surprise you!

How to Play:

  • When the page has loaded, select which time of game you wish to play. These are shown below:

Game

Description

Winner

This is a straight bet on the winner of the race.

Exacta

This is a bet on which horses will finish first AND second. Both selections must be correct to pay.

Place

This is a bet on a horse to finish first OR second. Either will pay.

Show

This is a bet on a horse finishing first, second or third. You will win if your selection finishes in any of those places.

Pick IV-V

This is a bet on which horses finish first, second, third and fourth. You can increase the odds (payout) by adding a fifth selection.

  • You can make up to nine different betting selections for each race, combining the different game types shown above.
  • Make your selections accordingly for each game type. You can use the +/- buttons beside each selection to adjust the bet amount. Each time you choose a bet, the potential payout will be shown. Select Confirm when you have placed your bets. This will start the race.
  • When the race has finished, the results will be displayed and any winnings paid into your balance.

Horses:

There are six horses in every race. The payout for each horse winning the race is displayed beside the horse’s name. If you click on a horse, an info box will appear detailing information on the horse and jockey. The horses are ranked 1-6 in order of Points, the higher the rating the better the horse form and the lower the payout.

Going and Weather:

The top right of the screen displays the current going and weather.

Shortcut Keys:

If you wish you can use the following keys on your keyboard to play the game:

Tab – this will move across different buttons and highlight them.

Enter – this will select the button currently highlighted (like clicking on it).

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Derby Day is 95.00%.

Casino Toolbar:

The Casino Toolbar runs along the upper and lower edges of the game screen. It contains the following buttons and displays:

Game Balance – this displays the current balance you have available at the casino.

Cashier – this is the main banking tool at William Hill Casino. Select it if you want to make a deposit or withdrawal, or if you want to view your transaction history.

Play for Real Money – this button will only appear when you are playing in Fun Mode. Select it if you wish to play Derby Day for real money.

Menu (Tools) – select this to access the following options:

  • History – view outcome of recent races.
  • Options – adjust audio, graphics etc.
  • Help – load these help pages.
  • Customer Support – access online support.

Close – select this to exit from the current game and return to the casino lobby.

Quick Deposit – select this to make a quick deposit without opening the Cashier. It may appear in a pop up window (only once per session) if your balance is running low.

Gadget Bar – when it is enabled, the Gadget Bar will appear on the right-hand side of the screen. It may contain information on online casino bonus offers at William Hill, or let you play mini casino games alongside the current game.

Note on Malfunctions:

A malfunction will void all bets.