Lightning Roulette offers payouts up to 500x your bet in a highly entertaining package.
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Evolution Gaming has gone all atmospheric with Lightning Roulette: a highly charged, fast paced live dealer game for those of you who like your games to be of the volatile and up tempo variety.
They really moved the bar when they launched this one and it’s a concept that has subsequently been copied by other suppliers.
If you are thinking “Where can I play Lightning Roulette?”, we’d suggest either Wombat Casino or Grand Ivy.
This Evolution game has proved very popular with players alongside its sister game Immersive Roulette and other creations including Dream Catcher. They have certainly matched their previous creative successes – visually it’s the business.
For pure entertainment value, Lightning Roulette takes some beating
Opportunity to win up to 500x your bet
Good statistics pack.
Single number bets only pay 29:1. Unless Lightning Strikes of course.
Those dealers are chatty! That can be a good thing, but……
The 500x multiple doesn’t exactly land every spin.
Look and Feel
The whole vibe of Lighting Roulette is pure Las Vegas – this game really looks like it had the entire design budget chucked at it! It is all about high entertainment with all of the latest bells and whistles – it’s about as far away from California Roulette (a more sedate card based game) as you can get.
All the live action takes place at a super swanky black and gold studio, (think Las Vegas meets Liberace) with the screen space dominated by a wall-sized set of wheel numbers, which are overseen by a professional croupier: let’s call them your Host: their job is to keep the drama levels at maximum. More of this later.
At the lower part of the screen is your bespoke table top which is simple and pretty intuitive for placing bets and reviewing the wheel’s number history. Once you’ve placed your bets, the screen is switched to a glitzy light-edge roulette wheel- this is Lightning Roulette, after all.
There is a lights system that lets you know the current status of the game – red means “no more bets”, yellow means “hurry up and place your bets” and green means “place your bets”. When all the bets have been laid, the the Host pulls a special lever and the wheel spins.
The Lighting Numbers drop in first with the multiplier numbers underneath. You can get up to 5 per spin, but often you’ll see 3.
And why is it called Lightning Roulette? Well because in the case of this game, lightning really does strike twice (and more). That lightning bolt will strike up to 5 numbers and will apply a multiple from between 50 and 500 to one.
Multipliers of x50, x100, x200, x300, x400 and x500 are applied to up to 5 numbers per spin.
If you happen to have made a bet on that number and the ball lands in its pocket, well then it’s Happy Days.
Lightning Roulette Strategy Tips
This game is all about the Lightning multiples. There is little point playing the Outside Bets like red/black and so on, as your bet won’t get struck by lightning, you will just get standard payouts. If you want to bet 50% of the table, make up the coverage with single number bets and save it as a favourite. Or cover the table with Voisin du Zero or Tiers on the racetrack betting area. You can even cover the whole table and hope for an early strike.
With those big multipliers, you can see what all the fuss is about. This feature is in every single round of the game. Evolution have really taken it to the competition – the likes of Authentic roulette are going to have to up their game!
So how does it work? Numbers are selected at random to become the multipliers. If the ball lands on one of these and you have a chip laid, then you get your multiplier payout. A dramatic lighting flash is used to pick the important numbers and it’s this that gives this game its name.
When lightning strikes, check the results for those one to five electric numbers.
The game is great at building the drama, too. Once the betting round is closed, your Host will pull a big lever to get the lightning to strike – It’s Frankenstein’s lab meets the Lotto! The game has a kind of high tech steam punk vibe.
Another nice feature, is that you can see what all the other players are betting on: the numbers that are seeing lots of action quiver and vibrate depending on the amount of bets that they are receiving.
And another Tip…..
Rather than make up your bets with single numbers (in order to get in on the Lightning Multiplier action), make Call Bets off the Racetrack betting layout (Voisins, Tiers etc). This way you will be able to cover more of the table (wider spread) while still taking advantage of the big multipliers.
Speed it Up!
You can click or Tap on the “Spin Now” button and if all the players at the table do the same, the Host will spin the wheel before the full “Lay Your Bets” interval has expired. You can also make the same bet as the last round with the Repeat button, double up your bet with the Double button, use Autoplay or chat to other players and the Host.
Evolution Gaming have created a real hit here which is a strong addition to their stable of games. With its slick interface, the big multipliers and the game’s brash look, Lightning Live Roulette will lighting up fans’ screens.
Another great game from the masters of live gaming with multipliers from fifty to five hundred to one.
The casino maintains its house edge on this game by dropping the payout on single number bets to 29:1. You get your original bet back if you win of course, so 30:1 returned. The normal payout on a straight up bet is 35:1. So obviously if you make single number bets, and you don’t get hit by lightning, the RTP on this game is lower. But hopefully you get the 500x multiple lightning strike early on in your session.
About Evolution Gaming
Live Lightning Roulette is not the only smash hit that Evolution Gaming have developed. They also created Live Dream Catcher (kind of like a Wheel of Fortune) and some of the best live roulette games out their- our favourite being Immersive Roulette which has a high quality production quality with multiple camera angles, beautiful croupiers and slow motion replays.
Other favourites of ours include their Slingshot Auto-Roulette games which are great if you like to play fast while sticking to a real wheel (good for playing the Martingale), Dual Play Roulette which is a combination of an online and landbased game where you play at real casinos around the world and finally Double Ball Roulette, which is a neat twist on the game where 2 balls spins around the wheel instead of one.
If you like to play fast, you can also opt for Speed Roulette which, despite the fact that it is a live dealer game, is turbo charged. It takes just 25 seconds from spin to spin, which is around half the time of other games like Immersive.
Of course, there is an impact on the entertainment angle: you won’t be enjoying any slo-mo replays on this one!
Play at Wombat Casino
The Wombat stocks most of the Evolution range including Lightning Roulette, Immersive and Autoplay