Last Sigma Derby notches up 10 years

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The Sigma Derby horse racing game is celebrating 10 years of continuous operation at The D Las Vegas.


The iconic horse racing coin-operated game is currently the only operational Sigma Derby game in the US. It was brought to the venue in 2012 when CEO and owner Derek Stevens transformed Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino into the D Las Vegas. He wanted a Sigma Derby because it was the first game he played in Las Vegas.

“I wanted to give the venue’s second floor a vintage feel,” he said. “I had a special place in my heart for the Sigma Derby and it was perfect for the vibe we were going for. It has a true fan following and I am proud that we have had the time effort and mechanics needed to keep those horses trotting for ten years.”

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The first Sigma Derby was developed in 1985 by Japan’s Sigma Game Inc. It has five mechanical horses and demanded that players bet on the possible winner and second-place horse. They had randomly set odds for each race and the game cost 25 cents to play.

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