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Sigma Derby

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Sigma Derby Instructions
2013 Sigma Derby Tournament
VSR Industries' prototype of a Sigma Derby-like game on floor of G2E Conference in Las Vegas, NV 2015-9-29

Sigma Derby is an electro-mechanical horse race used for gambling manufactured by Japanese manufacturer Sigma Game Inc. and introduced in 1985.[1] Up to ten players can buy in with quarters and place bets on the five horses; a quinella of two horses in any order pays out according to the odds. The house has roughly a 10-20% advantage, depending on the machine.[2]

After the closing of the New Frontier Hotel and Casino, there’s only one remaining Sigma Derby machine in Las Vegas. It is located at The D Las Vegas in Downtown Las Vegas.[3]

Atlantic City is home of one Sigma Derby type machine in the Tropicana hotel and casino, known as Royal Derby.

Two new versions of a racing game similar to Sigma Derby made their debut at the G2E Conference in Las Vegas, NV in 2015. One was a prototype game called "Classic Derby," made by manufacturing company VSR Industries.[4][5] Another was a game called Royal Derby, made by Slovenian gaming company Alfastreet.