Vakmut races

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2173
Date: 10/11/2013 at 0:16
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Vakmut races

We're pleased to introduce a brand new promotion to Aetolia and Iron Realms: Racetrack betting!

For every ten credits you purchase, you'll receive a single betting ticket. You can then head over to the Vakmut race track in Delos and bet on a race. Betting will open for the next race every hour at 20 minutes past, and close right before the race starts. When the hour changes, the race will begin! Should you win your bet, you will receive a number of credits based on the odds of that vakmut and how many tickets you bet on it.

Here is an overview of commands:

RACETRACK TICKETS
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View how many tickets you have available for betting.


RACETRACK LIST
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View the current vakmut colours available to bet on, their current handler, and their odds to Win (come 1st), Place (come 2nd or higher) or Show (come 3rd or higher). It will also show you the return per ticket for betting on that hound. If the race has already ended, it will tell you the final placings.

The 'points' column is a tally of points from that hound or handler's past victories.


RACETRACK VIEW
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Only usable if the vakmut are racing, this will display the current positions of each hound in the race.


RACETRACK BETS
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An overview of your current bets for this race.


RACETRACK BET <amount> TICKETS ON <colour> TO <WIN|PLACE|SHOW>
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Place a bet on a hound colour to win, place or show.

Winning means that the hound will come in exactly first place.
Placing means that the hound will come in second place, or better.
Showing means that the hound will come in third place, or better.

The RACETRACK LIST command will show the odds each hound has of winning, placing or showing, as well as the credit return per ticket for betting on that hound.


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This promotion will last until the end of October, alongside the Iron Coin promotion! After October ends, the racetrack will remain open for a few days so that you may bet away any remaining tickets.

Penned by my hand on the 16th of Lanosian, in the year 402 MA.