A Night at the Dog Races
A Night at the Dog Races from Bingo Rose is an entertaining software program that simulates an outing at the dog race track. Six uniquely coloured greyhound dogs race to the finish line powered by a random number generator that advances one dog each second. Dog names can be changed to suit your needs.
This game is best enjoyed when connected to a TV monitor or projected onto a big screen. The race patrons will be drawn into the excitement of the race, especially if they have placed a bid on their favourite pup or have something more risqué or creative at stake!
Each race runs for 3 minutes. A fun evening may include 15 races, allowing time for wagers to be processed.
Bingo Rose programs are built on a technologically modern platform - Microsoft Office Access 2007. There is no need to have Access installed on your computer as the installation routine includes an Access 2007 runtime environment installation. While the minimum Operating System requirement for this runtime is Windows XP SP2, Version 3.1 (Released December 28, 2012)) has been modified for computers that have a screen resolution of at least 1366 X 768 to provide the best quality image.
A Night at the Dog Races is licensed for single user enjoyment. The Licensee name is entered into the program when the program is first used. The licensee’s name is displayed on the main screen.
A Night at the Dog Races - Features
The A Night at the Dog Races main screen is organized to maximize its viewability by the Dog Race patron. The controls are functionally placed along the bottom of the screen and inconspicuous to the patron.
Dog Race patrons will get caught up in the action as the dogs charge to the finish line.
A Night at the Dog Races during the race.
As each dog crosses the finish line, its standing is clearly annotated.
Race completed results.
The entire race is run in 3 minutes.
You can customize the game by changing the dog names to anything you like by selecting the Dog Names button and scrolling through the names. Two part names are stacked one over the other on the main screen.
Customize the dog names.
For your convenience, the program includes a template that can be used to process wagers on each race. The larger number represents the race number, while the smaller number when circled identifies which dog a bid has been placed upon. (Patrons who wish to place a wager on all 6 dogs can be given a slip with an "A" written on it rather than 6 individual slips for easy processing.) Template sheets covering 25 races are ready for printing when the Print Bid Slips button is selected. The sheet is cut into individual tickets for distribution to the Dog Races patrons.
Bid ticket template.
The A Night at the Dog Races controls are inconspicuously aligned at the bottom of the screen.
A Night at the Dog Races controls.
Selecting the Bugle button will sound a bugle call which alerts the patrons that the next race is about to begin.
The Abort button allows you to terminate any race that is started in error.
At the end of any race, you can select the Reset button to return the dogs to the Start line.
A Payout calculator quickly calculates the appropriate payout based upon the odds for the race and the amount of wagers. Undistributed wagers can be added to the total available for distribution on the next race or accumulated for a Jackpot race at the end of the event.
You can add a customized corporate logo to the lower left of the main screen for a proprietary look. The 300 X 150 px corplogo.jpg file located in the C:\Bingo Rose\Races Images directory can be modified with software such as MS Paint. (Note that the file dimensions must be maintained.) If the file is not modified, this area will appear blank (the same colour as the remainder of the main screen).
A Night at the Dog Races - Installation
When the program is first run, a warning that No Installation code has been detected is displayed.
No installation code detected warning.
The information to enter into the following screen is provided to the user in a cover letter that accompanies the software CD.
Software installation screen.
The About Bingo Rose splash screen is displayed for approximately four seconds when the program is launched. It can also be accessed by double-clicking the Bingo Rose logo on the main screen.
About Bingo Rose splash screen.
This screen provides information about your computer and the environment that Bingo Rose is operating in. This information might assist Bingo Rose personnel in troubleshooting any unlikely difficulties you experience with the program.
NOTE: Please consult local laws before using this program for other than Not for Profit use.
A Night at the Dog Races software is licensed for individual use. The licensee's name must be registered into the program when it is first used.
Each time the software is launched, a Licensed User notification will appear. The licensee’s name appears on the main screen.
Licensed User notification.