Orion Beta is a star system noted for its madranite mining belts. At a hyperspace port serving the mining belts, Ford Prefect learned to play a drinking game described as a form of psychic arm wrestling and involving telekinesis. Given the joys of intoxication and the graphic nature of the forfeit, Ford played to lose.
Behind the scenes
Judging by the name, this location in real-life may be Rigel, which is also known as Beta Orionis.