Dragon Jackpot Roulette
European Roulette with the possibility
of winning a 4-tier progressive jackpot
Join a game of Dragon Jackpot Roulette and apart from a good ol’ game of European roulette, enjoy the twist of having two potentially lucrative extra elements- the temping Dragon Bonus and Dragon Jackpot at your fingertips.
Look and Feel
Dragon Jackpot Roulette takes place on a European wheel with the usual 37 alternate coloured pockets.
Here the player is delivered straight to the Orient, to a swanky casino where at the top of the screen you can see a glossy Asian-styled set up-think gold and dragons! It’s the kind of game you’d expect to do well in the top 10 casinos in Macau – it would maybe even give baccarat a run for its money.
The lower portion of the screen is your smart playtable. Here, the easy to use set up is pretty straight forward.
There are plenty of games on the market like Chinese Roulette (a land-based variant) with an Asian flair and this Dragon game fits nicely into this category. It’s on the right of this playtable where you’ll find the Dragon Jackpot written in a red box, if you click this you’re taken to a big bucks progressive jackpot game. To the left of the playtable is a golden button to start the Dragon Bonus game.
On the right of the wheel you can check out the table history and check your stats and there are four handy buttons for reset, double and spin, bonus bet and re-bet and spin.
On the left of the wheel you are given a window with a close up of where the ball lands, so that you don’t have to get dizzy chasing the ball with your eyes! This is also where your chips are stacked.
Enjoy the oriental-style music that accompanies play- it’s pretty standard and not distracting thankfully!
Dragon Jackpot Roulette Game Play
This is a straight forward game to play. Just pop those chips onto the bet table below the wheel and you’re ready to get spinning: click the spin button, and you are off. All the usual European bets are there and there’s the option to open a racetrack if you want to place more complex bets, but if you’re playing this game you’re here for the extras! It reminds us of Playtech’s Frankie Dettori’s roulette which is not surprising I guess as it probably uses a similar game engine.
Enter the Dragon Bonus!
If you choose to play the Dragon Bonus, you will need to click the gold button to the left of the betting layout and you will then be able to place special chips on your numbers of choice (up to 12). Click on “Bonus Bet” on the right hand side to automatically bet on all of your 12 numbers.
If the ball lands on your number (with a bet on it) then you activate this element of the game, which comes in two stages. First you’ll come to an outer wheel which will set your odds, and this gets you all set for stage two, so far so good. The first wheel offers Spin, Boost x2 or Three Pointers.
The Boost x2 will double the multiplier values in the next stage and wheel.
The 3 Pointers will add two further pointers to the next stage and a wheel which allows you to gain more multipliers.
And last but not least, the Spin which effectively takes you straight to the next stage and wheel without gaining extras.
Now you are at Stage Two and on the inner wheel which is where you play for winnings. Here on the inner wheel all the multipliers are found in different wheel segments with a x6 as a minimum all the way up to x20, a very attractive multiplier.
Depending on the number of pointers you have, (you may have gained two extra ones in the last stage), you will have between 1 and 3 pointers. Hit spin and each of these travels around the wheel, and when the wheel stops the multipliers are added together to give you a potentially big multiplier.
Watch out for the Respin that twirls around this inner wheel too, offering up even more winning chances. For me this is the best part of this game and the reason to play.
There is also the tempting red Dragon Jackpot button. Here you’ll enter the progressive jackpot feature which has four tempting prizes up for grabs, and clearly bigger bets mean potentially bigger wins! After any spin, you can kick start this sub game by hitting the Dragon Jackpot button (this will increase your bet)
The jackpot is awarded randomly. You will find a special jackpot wheel divided into ten different segments and each of these has a coloured icon which corresponds with the four different jackpot prizes. Spin the wheel and if you can land three matching jackpot prizes then you will receive that jackpot.
The different jackpots are shown at the top of the game: Gold (7 figures), Red, Blue and Green.
Pros and Cons
- High RTP%
- The Dragon Bonus livens things up – set up to 12 numbers live
- You have the opportunity to win a random progressive jackpot as well (4 tier)
- You can’t save your bets
- Can be complicated to understand at first. Bet low to start with
Dragon Jackpot Roulette is a game that goes two better than a run of the mill game of European roulette, with its high multipliers on the Dragon features. I loved this variant with its two stage bonus game which was my favourite. It offers something different with some high multiple potential. And of course, there is an opportunity to win the progressive jackpot.