If you have a penchant for horse racing but can’t get to the track there’s plenty of ways to place a bet these days. You could go to a bookies, place a bet online or even do things virtually. The latter is exactly what’s on offer when you play Virtual Racebook 3D from Betsoft. Oh, and you needn’t even risk any real money because the version above is totally free.
How to Play Virtual Racebook 3D
The virtual racing experience begins with an interactive betting slip that lists the horse, odds and potential return. You can bet on the winner (single), lay, tri-cast, show or forecast; each of which comes with varying odds.
The bet slip screen also has tabs to show your total bets and bet form. The latter is very useful as it shows how the horses/jockeys have performed over past races. This evolves as you continue to play, so it is essential you keep your eye on things and adjust your betting accordingly.
After choosing your bets you can click ‘begin race’ in the bottom right hand corner. This loads the 3D race track where you’ll watch a virtual race unfold before your very eyes. There’s nothing to do during the race except to sit back and cheer on your nag, hoping it’ll bring home a win. Once complete another screen will show a results table, complete with a prize breakdown if you’ve been lucky.
The main screen also provides an ‘options’ and ‘ help’ button. The options menu includes buttons to toggle audio on/off, switch odds for different countries and even increase or decrease video quality. The help menu provides a detailed set of instructions, as well as a raft of tips and tricks to make your gaming experience better.