Lightning Roulette is considered a gem in Evolution Gaming’s suite as it successfully blends world-class live entertainment with sophisticated RNG gameplay. The action unfolds in a futuristic black and gold setting. Here players have extra opportunities to win big with the help of randomly selected lucky numbers with generous multipliers on the payouts.
Rundown of the Rules and the Accepted Bets
This innovative Evolution Gaming product plays like conventional European Roulette for the most part. You have a standard betting layout with alternating black and red numbers 1 through 36 and a single-zero pocket.
The game accepts the full range of outside and inside bets alongside an enormous variety of special wagers including Neighbors, Orphelins a Cheval, Tiers du Cylindre, Voisins du Zero, Jeu Zero, Finale a Cheval, and Finale en Plein.
However, the return for straight up bets on individual numbers has been reduced to compensate for the higher payouts from the lucky numbers’ multipliers. Thus, winning straight up wagers offer prizes of 30 to 1 instead of the standard 35 to 1. This enables the game to maintain a casino edge and fund the higher multiplier payouts.
Gaming Interface and Remarkable Features
Lightning Roulette is equipped with a user-friendly interface that comes with several useful functionalities including a statistics panel, switch view for changing the camera angle, live chat, and autoplay. The game is set in an electrifying environment, with engaging live presenters who keep players sufficiently entertained and announce the winning outcomes.
This product is unlike any other live roulette variation because it awards extra ‘lucky” payouts. Evolution has spiced the gameplay up by adding as many as five randomly generated numbers that pay big. There is a huge digital board behind the live dealer which replicates the table layout with its 37 numbers.
Once you place a bet and the ball gets ejected onto the spinning wheel, up to five lucky numbers are “struck” by lightning and appear enlarged on the board. Random multipliers between 50x and 500x are assigned to the lucky numbers. This magnifies your winnings, but only if you have placed a straight up bet on one of the lucky numbers.
Evolution Gaming itself dubs Lightning Roulette its “most impressive production yet” and for a very good reason. This game is instantly recognizable for its futuristic environment, spectacular lighting effects, and engaging live presenters. Just one word of warning, though – the house edge for straight bets is a bit higher at 2.90% because of the reduction of the payouts without the lightning multiplier boost.