Players must register for an online account and fund it with real money before play can begin. For horse racing fans familiar with online account wagering through Twinspires.com, TVG, ExpressBet, or any of the other online wagering systems, funding the Luckity account is much the same, making use of credit cards and services like Green Dot MoneyPak.
Although the website allows 24-hour play, there will be times when play is not possible because there is no live racing occurring at the time. In those times (and any time), the site offers free bingo where players can win “clovers” to enter into a weekly drawing for $250.
From my own review of the site, the games look similar to the instant racing games I played at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. There is a lot of animated characters and color, and you can start playing before you really have any idea of what you’re doing. Unless you dig deep to find the race info, you wouldn’t even realize that you’re actually betting on live horse races. Since you are, games do not move at the two-second pace of the recorded instant racing games, but the slower intervals found in live racing.
After taking a few seconds to pick “fortunes” in a sample game, luck must have been on my side because I won $10 that would have been credited to my account, had I opened one. Was I really lucky or was Luckity trying to draw me in with its $10 signup bonus?
I can see how someone could spend hours playing around on the site. I doubt, however, that hardcore handicappers or race fans that enjoy the mind puzzle of disseminating the winner from a race will find as much pleasure in Luckity.