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Ever gone on a run on Sigma Derby?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by ritilinkid, Sep 20, 2019.

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  1. sinnerman

    sinnerman High-Roller

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    I LOVE sigma derby, especially when I am not in a mood for 'serious' gambling. I have come out ahead more often than not especially when counting drinks. I did hit a 87:1 payout once on a dollar bet. Its always fun watching the little plastic ponies run.
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah it sure bit us in the ass. Bah.
     
  3. bdautch

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    I only play absurd long shots and exactas, and I did once hit a 78-1 on $5. Of course, I've also sat there watching others high five for making far more reasonable bets while my doddering old nag limped across the finish line in last place...
     
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    Believe it or not. I hit a hand pay on Sigma Derby betting long shots. I had lost the better part of a $300 voucher at VP while watching a game and I think I had $30 or so left. I decided to play SD and just put some money on each of the longshots. I don't remember now how much I put or the exact odds. but I ended up winning a bit over $1,700.00. The attendants were pretty much gaping. As was I. I know nobody will believe this - so here's the picture. You can barely make out the background showing the game.

    This was a bit over a year ago. I've tried to replicate this luck last few times I've been in Vegas - never happened. Needless to say this is a new tradition for me.

    Edit: I realize this was on Fortune Cup - Sigma Derby is a longtime fave of mine, and I view them as one and them despite the obvious differences. I never had such luck at the "real" Sigma Derby either.
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  5. Michael Smith

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    I love these games. Slots-a-Fun in front of Circus Circus used to have a dog racing game—video, not actual models of dogs. I would make a special trip whenever I was in Vegas. Won over $100 one time. Last time I checked, however, maybe four or five years ago, it was gone, sadly. Guessing it didn't pull its weight and they had replaced it with Buffalo machines.
     
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  6. GMS

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    Yep, I hit it once and have played it ever since. Only had a quarter on it, but fifty bucks is fifty bucks.
     
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    I have never won money at it. I have never really even come close. Sitting there playing for a couple of quarters or maybe a couple of bucks while the free drinks were flowing sure made me feel like I was winning. Sigma has always been my “gambling isn’t going well and I need to take it easy while still drinking” game. It’s a lot of fun, especially when you get a rowdy group on the machine at the same time.
     
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    I have been on may runs on sigma derby. Sadly they were all losing runs.
     
  9. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Well, when it does come around it looks like this IF you are cheap drinking and only bet 25 cents a race. 6AF585B2-0615-4CFC-9096-4F0894B73782.jpeg
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    If anyone cares, my "strategy" with Sigma Derby, if you can call it that, is to bet on a close to favorite and a close to long shot.

    It keeps the smaller payouts coming in and every so often it really pays! :)
     
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  11. bubbakitty

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    When observed this strategy is considered “rich”. Most middle of the road gamblers bet only one quarter per race and always (always) leave one arm / hand free for alerting the waitress of cocktails for the player.
    (previous post of two quarters per race is moderate however if only playing every other race).
    A strategy to “appear” as a high roller is to quietly slip in one quarter and make your choice while appearing to study the odds and making 2 or 3 other choices (ghosts) which are underfunded. NEVER leave money in the bank as this negates the “ghost” bet. o_O (I believe that is correct isn’t it @Ty?). :rolleyes:
     
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    I have never hit the 200-1. What tends to happen to me is when the 200-1 comes up, it's the 2-1 that wins, so I put one coin on the 200-1 and one on the 2-1. Then I usually get to scream FIDDYCENT!!! as the horses wobble around the track and the 2-1 comes in as the winner. ;) One time I put in multiple bets on the 2-1 and hit that. Does that count as "going on a run"? :poke:

    Psst... the game is not for winning, as much as it is for tomfoolery, shenanigans, shouting random things at plastic horses and lots and lots and lots of free drinks. :drunk:
     
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  13. SAll11

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    Where’s this game at?
     
  14. tringlomane

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    The D downtown is the last one in Vegas.
     
  15. Ty

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    Pretty accurate. Honestly I don't believe the first quarter is needed. Just hit buttons, cheer for a horse, get drinks.

    To address the OP's subject, one night my nephew and I started with $10 and cashed out $110. That was probably my only time cashing out ahead.
     
  16. AbFab

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    Interesting. I think at my next Vegas trip I will take 100 bucks and just play the long shot at 2 bucks and give myself 50 chances at hitting it.
     
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    Somebody will certainly ask you "Uh, if you're not playing that ... ..."
     
  18. mike honcho

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    I have spent many drunken joyous hours over the years playing the derby.I have hit 200-1 twice in an hour before. Wife and I turned a roll of quarters split between us into $90 back in the day when you had to buy the quarters from the girl in the change cage. I only bet odd's of 20-1 or higher. It is a loser strategy most days but when the long shots come in it can pay off well. The game is very streaky and once I have fed $40 in with no wins its time to move on. But usually a few long shots hit to keep the fun rolling along. I will cry when the d game finally dies, its days are numbered. Stevens has already removed the quarter vintage games upstairs or converted them to tito. The derby is half the reason I go to Vegas .
     
  19. zenvegas

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    I haven't played the one at the D yet. I never seem to think of it.
    Since they took it out of MGM, I don't find any reason to go back there. First the Lions Share was won and now they removed Sigma Derby.
    Those were the only reasons I ever went to MGM.
     
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