Racetrack promotion and a new island!

ANNOUNCE NEWS #479
Date: 10/11/2013 at 0:00
From: Astalon, the Lawbringer
To : Everyone
Subj: Racetrack promotion and a new island!

Hello all!

We're excited to announce a second promotion for this month: Racetrack betting!

Inspired by the fantastic time we had at IronCon this year, racetrack betting allows you to take 'betting tickets' earned through credit purchases and use them to bet on mounts. Winning a bet means bonus credits on top of the ones you purchased! (Potentially up to hundreds of bonus credits per ticket, if the odds and luck are in your favor!)

Our racetrack was also inspired by IronCon and will take place on an island only known by its survey designation: 2810. A ferry departing from Port Natal will grant access to the island, which has been comandeered by a group of enterprising Goblins and converted into a casino!

Here's an overview of how betting works:

For every 10 credits you purchase, you receive a betting ticket. You take those tickets to island 2810 and head to the racetrack. From there, you can use a series of commands:


RACETRACK TICKETS
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View how many tickets you have available for betting. (You can also see this amount in your CREDIT REPORT)

RACETRACK LIST
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This will show you either the spread for the upcoming race, or the results from the previous race. In the spread, you'll see the mount's name and age, the jockey's name and weight, how many 'victory points' they've accumulated individually, and their odds to Win(Come in 1st place), Place(Come in 1st or 2nd place) and Show(Come in 3rd or higher). It will also convert those odds into return per ticket, so you know precisely how much you'd win for that bet.

RACETRACK VIEW
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Only usable during the race, it displays the current positions of each mount as the race goes on.

RACETRACK BETS
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Gives an overview of your current bets for the race.

RACETRACK BET <amount> TICKETS ON <mount name> TO <WIN/PLACE/SHOW>
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Places a bet on the mount to win, place or show.

Winning means the mount has ended the race in 1st place.
Placing means the mount has ended the race in 2nd or 1st place.
Showing means the mount has ended the race in 3rd, 2nd, or 1st place.

The promotion will last until the end of October along with the continuing Ishapian Token promotion. Once November hits, no more tickets will be available, though the racetrack will remain open for a few days, so those of you with accumulated tickets have an opportunity to use them.

For more information, feel free to look up HELP 2810ISLAND and HELP RACETRACK

Penned by my hand on the 14th of Dzanin, in the year 51.