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Dogs 3D is a simulated dog racing game by InBet Gaming. The concept is pretty simple -- six dogs in a dog race. The player may make win, place, show, and exacta bets. Here is a refresher on what these bets means:
- Win — Selected dog finishes first
- Place — Selected dog finishes first or second
- Show — Selected dog finishes first, second, or third
- Exacta — Selected two dogs finish first and second, in the specified order
After betting closes, the race occurs, and then bets are resolved.
- Six dogs shall compete per race.
- Every race, different odds are posted for win, place, show, and exacta bets.
- After betting closes, the simulated race occurs.
- Bets are resolved according to the result of the race.
The following screenshot is of a sample race. Click on it for a larger image.
Assuming the player made every bet, in inverse proportion to the odds, to guarantee the same "win" regardless of the outcome of the race, I show the following returns:
- Win, place and show bets: 92.2%.
- Exacta bets: 90.7%.
The following video is of a typical race.
InBet offers a skin of Dogs 3D, called Tron Race. It is based on a race of six digitized race cars, based on the movie. For win, place, and show bets I get the same average return of 92.2%. For exacta bets I get a return of 92.3%, which is a little higher than Dogs 3D. It may be that the cap on wins of 100 affects the average return of Exacta bets.
InBet offers a very similar game, based on an eight-person bike race, titled Velodrome. After all the math, I show a return of 92.0% on win, place, and show bets and 80.0% on exacta bets, which are capped at a win of 100 for 1.