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Celebrate Derby Anniversary With Derby Dollars

May 15, 2009

The first Kentucky Derby was held on the 17th of May 1875. The winning horse was Aristides, which was ridden by Oliver Lewis and owned by H.P. McGrath. The race track was built by Meriweather Lewis Clark in 1874. It is to protect this race track that the Kentucky governor allegedly tried to block online gaming sites in the state.

To celebrate the anniversary of this popular event, players can wager on the online slot game Derby Dollars. This online slot comes from the suite of Real Time Gaming and therefore is open to players from the United States. It is a 5 reel 20 payline video slot game, with 31 winning combinations in the base game. The coin denomination varies from $0.01 to $5.00 but players can wager only one coin per payline. The reels are set in a lush green race track with the grand stand in the background. The symbols on the reels portray the horse racing theme. They include the Jockey, the Lady, the Trophy and the Binoculars. The lady wears the broad brimmed hat typically worn at the races. The high card values are also fashioned with studs and enhance the horse racing theme. The Horse symbol is the wild symbol and it substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter symbol. Five Horse symbols on an enabled payline offer a fixed jackpot payout of 3,333 coins, which at maximum line bet amounts to $16,665. Derby Dollars also offers a progressive jackpot that is hit randomly. Players need not get any specified combination on the reels in order to win the progressive jackpot. It can happen any time and with any bet. Perhaps the 17th of May will be a lucky day.

The scatter symbol is the Coin, which is a gold coin with a horses head on it. Two or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels start the scatter payouts, which are multiplied by total bet. The scatter symbols also trigger the free spins bonus round. 2 scatter Coins trigger 5 free spins; 3 scatter Coins trigger 10 free spins; 4 scatter Coins trigger 15 free spins and 5 scatter Coins trigger 25 free spins. During the free spins all payouts are tripled and free spins can be retriggered.

The audio visual effects of Derby Dollars recreate a trip to the races. Watch out for the audio when the wild and scatter symbols come to play. The audio during the free spins comes straight from the racing themes of the 1980s. These symbols also come alive with special animation effects.

Derby Dollar can be played at all Real Time Gaming online casinos. Casino Launchpad recommends the online casinos of the Rushmore Group, One Club Casino, Club World Casino, Bodog Casino and Vegas Casino.

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