Lightning Roulette

May 2018, Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette has taken the online casino world by storm, offering a twist on this traditional favourite. Lightning Roulette has revolutionised the live online casino experience, featuring simple yet game-changing features to the classic roulette you know and love. This execution by Evolution Gaming has already earned them several notable awards, including EGR’s Game of the Year for 2018 and Product Innovation of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards, G2E Las Vegas.

How does it work?

Lighting Roulette is a live online casino game where you and other players place your bets while watching a real roulette wheel which is stationed in a live studio environment, coupled with a charismatic and charming host talking you through the game and announcing the lucky winners. Sounds familiar, right? The shake-up comes by virtue of Lucky Numbers and Lucky Payouts.

The game plays out as traditional roulette would, with the player choosing a combination of numbers to place bets on, or indeed the other betting options, such as odds and evens, red and black, and so on. However, an RNG element to this game offers a shake-up when it comes to placing bets on individual numbers.

Each round, lightning strikes between one and five Lucky Numbers. If you manage to choose one of the Lucky Numbers in a round, your winnings for that number will be multiplied by a Lucky Payout. Lucky Payouts are randomly selected and can be 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x or even 500x! This affords you the opportunity to win much larger payouts than ever before without having to raise your stake.

Are the odds for normal bets affected during the game?

Straight bets which don’t get chosen as Lucky Numbers pay 30:1. All other bets offer the same odds they would in standard roulette. This is a great feature as it means that you can dip in and out of the craziness as you wish, and you don’t have to play straight bets every time if it isn’t your thing. Rather, you can opt-in when you so choose when you get a good feeling about a potential Lucky Number.

What strategy can I use to win?

Due to the random nature of the payouts, existing roulette strategy systems do not apply, such as Martingale and D’Alembert. This potentially makes the game even more luck-based than its predecessor, but there are potential strategies to think about. One tactic deployed by some is to cover every single number on the board, therefore ensuring that however many Lucky Numbers there are, and whatever the payout is, you’re guaranteed to land them. Of course, you’re then counting on the larger Lucky Payouts to crop up in order to cover your stake. If they do go your way, then you can walk away with your profit smiling. However, Evolution will naturally have considered this method, and it’s therefore not viable as a long-term strategy. Lightning Roulette is an exciting take on a true classic, it’s available across a huge range of online sites, and we’re excited for you to try your luck.