Playing Lightning Roulette from Evolution Gaming

neilw

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I've been playing a bit of Evolutions new Lightning Roulette.

It's been developed along the lines of Dream Catcher, where up to 5 numbers on the roulette wheel are randomly selected each spin and assigned a bet multiplier from 50x up to 500x.

The selection process takes place after you've made your bet.

If the ball drops on one of those numbers and you've selected it you win the Multiplier amount.

It only works for straight up bets.

The game is funded by reducing the normal payout for straight up numbers from 35-1 to 29-1.

I've played a few games and watched many more and have seen the multipliers come in around once every 10 - 15 spins. I've seen 4 come in over 10 spins and of those 2 paid 250x and one 500x and one 50x.

So I decided to experiment last night, by covering the whole board with 0.20 bets. That's a total bet of £7.20 a spin with a minimum guaranteed return of £6 each spin.

Obviously I was after the 500x hit.

I didn't get it but did get a few 50x and a few 100x before my balance of £65 was completely consumed.

I got about 90 minutes playing time and I used the auto spins facility, much like in slots.

It felt a bit like playing a slot (i'm no regular player on slots) and waiting for the bonus round.

The games new, but I'd love to hear your thoughts about the game and whether it's got that hook players look for?

Personally I think it's going to go down really well with a certain type of player.
 

Mr Shine

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I would be very suspicious that the lightening numbers were not randomly generated, but were in fact weighted towards the numbers receiving the least action that round, so they have a lower RTP than a straight 37 single number flat bet.
 

goatwack

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Isn't Evolution Roulette a bit.....funky?
 

neilw

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I would be very suspicious that the lightening numbers were not randomly generated, but were in fact weighted towards the numbers receiving the least action that round, so they have a lower RTP than a straight 37 single number flat bet.
That's a thought. Don't play then.
 

dave1888

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Lightening Roulette is dreadful a gimmick and a con. I won't be playing it saw enough without playing it myself..
 

L&L-Jan

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I like them, live at all the L&L casinos. I would def give it many shots when its live all over the operators so I can actually play it properly :)
 

Nicola

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Saw Letsgiveitaspin win 40k this evening on this game so very possible. Looks a fun game :)
 

Putriken

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Ive been playing lightning roulette a lot now. Im quite sure that the numbers dont have the same chance to get lightened. Terrible.
 

Biti

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I would be very suspicious that the lightening numbers were not randomly generated, but were in fact weighted towards the numbers receiving the least action that round, so they have a lower RTP than a straight 37 single number flat bet.
Why should they? They take enough on lowering the payout on straight up bets.

Btw, played it and it's terrible. But that something else than rigged.
 

neilw

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I've had another go at playing. Tried covering the whole board again and see if I hit the 500x. I didn't, Played for on hour and lost about half my bankroll. I got bored, so de camped to Blackjack which I enjoy much more.

I'm not sure the game has a long term hook. The multipliers don't come in that often and even though they seem big, the 50x and 100x don't do much for your bankroll when you consider regular roulette pays 35-1 on a straight up number.
To be any value you have to hit a 250 - 500x shortly after you start playing to keep you interested.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think a good slot is better than Lightning Roulette.
 

dave1888

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Saw Letsgiveitaspin win 40k this evening on this game so very possible. Looks a fun game :)
Probably lost a fortune to get that though...
 

Housee1984

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I tried to play Lightning roulette. Nothing except effects are good enough. Maybe, it's seems for me boring, as I am fun of poker
 
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