Lottery Expands Bet Options in Racetrax GameMonday, April 21st, 2014
Adds Superfecta Bets, Exacta Box & Wheel Options
The Maryland Lottery is betting Racetrax fans and novice players will cheer the changes coming to the game on Monday, April 21, to give players more betting options and a play experience more like that at an actual racetrack.
This computer-animated Lottery game offers 3-D graphic animations complete with the sound of snorting horses, the call to the post and the thunder of hooves as the horses race around the track. Each race has 12 horses and lasts up to one minute, with up to five minutes between races.
“Our Racetrax players asked for these changes and we are happy to give them an improved experience,” said Mike Hofferbert, Lottery director of product development. The Lottery began offering Racetrax in 2006.
The latest game changes are extensive and add six bet types: Exacta, Exacta Box, Exacta Wheel, Superfecta, Superfecta Box and Superfecta Wheel. It also cuts the cost of bets for two Trifecta options to 50 cents for the Trifecta Box option and a Trifecta Wheel bet option.
Confused about the bet types? Player information sheets are available at Lottery retailers and will be available online to explain the different type of bets, how to play the game and the cost of each type of bets. Players can still pick their own horses or let the terminal quick pick the numbers.
The revised game will offer more realistic images of horses, riders and the track. When horses cross the finish line in the revised game, players will see the images of the top four, rather than the top three horses freeze as they cross the line. Improved statistical screens and detailed payout information round out the changes. The bonus wheel will still spin before each race to give players who add the Racetrax Bonus option a chance to multiply their winnings by the number shown.