Placing a bet on Lightning Roulette is simple. The game works as a variant of European roulette. There are a total of 37 numbers and you can play numbers straight on (single numbers) or groups of numbers.
Table layout: similarly to the live stream from the developers, you will see a graphical version of the table. This is where you place your bets.
The regular table contains the numbers 0-36 in numerical order. You can bet on a single number (Straight on), or choose two numbers (Split), four numbers (Corner) or as many as 18 numbers by betting on red, black, 1-18 or 19-36.
Racetrack: next to the regular table you’ll see the racetrack. The racetrack has a collection of grouped numbers as they appear on the wheel. Here you can play groups of numbers like Tier, Orphelins, Voisins, and Zero – the numbers on either side of the green Zero pocket.
Place a bet: Tap the number or section you want to bet on. Select a chip value and tap the number or outside bet you want to bet on. You can also clear all bets if you change your mind.
Lightning Roulette uses a mechanical wheel instead of a manual wheel spun by a live dealer. But don’t worry, the wheel is controlled and guarantees fairness.
You have limited time to place your bets. Once the dealer says no more bets, you will no longer be able to place any more bets.
Favorite Games: in all Evolution Gaming live roulette games, you have the option to save your favorite games in the game’s memory. This saves you time and you will be playing faster.
Winnings: When all bets are placed, the wheel spins. The ball falls onto the wheel and lands in one of the pockets when the wheel stops. The live casino software uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to find the winning numbers. Winnings are paid automatically to all winning players.
Lucky Numbers and Lucky Payouts
You’ll notice that Straight Up bets only pay out 29:1. In regular live roulette, the payout is 35:1. The explanation for this difference is the special Lucky Number bonuses available in Lightning Roulette.
But what is Lucky Number? This is where Lightning Roulette really gets interesting.
Once all bets are placed and the wheel starts spinning, random Lucky Numbers and Lucky Payouts are selected.
The computer selects between 1 and 5 numbers to become Lucky Numbers. A Lucky Payout of between 50x and 500x is also selected and assigned to each Lucky Number.
Lucky Numbers: 1 to 5 numbers are selected
Lucky Payout: multipliers of 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x or 500x.
The drama increases when lightning strikes the table. Here, the lucky numbers are displayed in the virtual studio behind the host. You win a Lucky Payout multiplier if you play right on a number and it is selected as a Lucky Number.
Live Roulette vs. Land-based Roulette
Live casino roulette brings the excitement of the “real” casinos right into your own home. They combine the latest computer graphics with real dealers and real reels.
But how do Lightning Roulette and other live casino roulette games compare to the roulette at your local casino? Here are some of the benefits of playing live roulette at Mr Green.
Faster play: at a land-based casino, the whole process of placing bets and playing the game takes a few minutes. You also have to wait for the dealer to pay out winnings after a winning spin.
At a live casino roulette, there are no chips to sort or money to collect from players. The wheel is spun, the computer finds the winning numbers and winnings are paid out immediately. This means you can play even more games in an hour.
Chat with the dealer: in a land-based casino, dealers are busy taking bets, sorting chips and managing the game. In a live roulette studio, there’s just the wheel, the dealer and the chat box. So the dealer or host has much more time to chat with the players and have fun.
Bigger wins: in Lightning Roulette there are special wins for Lucky Numbers and random wins with big multipliers. You won’t find any of these bonuses on a land-based roulette.
And here in 2019 you can also play other interesting live roulette variants like Double Ball Roulette. This variant has a special wheel with double-sized pockets for double the excitement.
No waiting for a seat: most land-based roulette tables have room for no more than 6-7 players at a time, and you might end up having to wait an hour to get a seat at the table. In live roulette, there are fewer restrictions on the number of seats. In fact, Lightning Roulette can accommodate up to 500 players at a time.
Smaller bets: the minimum bet in Lightning Roulette is just £2 per spin. At land-based casinos, minimum bets on inside bets can be as much as 10 kr. or even higher. So why drain your bank account when you can try live roulette online for less?