Gold Bar Roulette is an Evolution live dealer game that revolutionizes roulette by letting players choose where to put the Gold Bar 88x win multipliers. The game was released on 15th July 2022 and is available to play at BetVictor Casino with an excellent Gold Bar promotion.
Gold Bar Roulette follows the rich heritage of live roulette games with multipliers first introduced by Evolution in 2018.
However, unlike Lightning Roulette and Xxxtreme Lightning Roulette, the choice and management of the multipliers are put firmly in the hands of the player.
The player decides which straight-up numbers will have multipliers and, more importantly, the multiplier’s value!
With a clever twist, players win Gold Bars, each worth 88x, which they can place on future straight-up numbers. Multiple gold bars can be stacked on a single number, increasing the payout significantly.
Of course, there is a downside. The Gold bars can only be won and used on straight-up bets; the standard straight-up payout is 19:1, reduced from 35:1.
Gold Bar Roulette Live is an intriguing game that will require several strategies to play successfully. This article will cover how to play Gold Bar Roulette and, importantly, the process for winning the Gold Bars and using them to get the best multiplier payouts.
Gold Bar Roulette streams from one of the most ornate studios we’ve seen created by Evolution.
The Roulette wheel sits centre stage in a gold bullion vault, surrounded by gold bars stacked floor to ceiling.
Four gold lockers to the left of the vault contain the Gold Bars players will win in the game rounds.
A live dealer dressed in a black suit trimmed with gold presents Gold Bar Roulette.
The wheel is a European single zero Auto Roulette wheel.
The playing interface offers all the standard options we expect and has been adapted to convert all bet types into Straight-up bets. There is a full range of betting options and statistics.
At the same time, Auto Play takes the stress out of missing a game round by repeating the same bets for a player’s specified number of spins.
At the start of each game round, and once betting time has closed, the Presenter will open one of the 4 Gold bar lockers, revealing between one to twenty gold bars that players can win during the game round.
Each gold bar has a multiplier of 88x and a value equal to the bet made to win it.
Players can win gold bars:
In both circumstances, Gold bars get added to the player’s Gold bar balance.
The Gold Bar Balance, when hovered over, displays the value of each Gold Bar. All Gold bars have the same value, an average of all the bars won.
Once won, Gold Bars have a lifetime of 180 days. Any gold bars not used within that time frame will expire.
You don’t have to use the Gold Bars immediately. They can be saved up and used how you like.
Gold bars can be individually placed on Straight-up numbers or stacked on the same number to increase the payout of that number. For Example, if you have three gold bars on a number, the payout would be 3×88 = 264x multiplied by the gold bar value.
So far, I’ve covered using Gold Bars and the bets you can make using them.
However, the clever people at Evolution have added a setting to the playing interface to convert every bet type into a Straight-up bet.
If you play a regular Inside or Outside bet, it will convert into a straight-up bet.
The change also impacts the way you select chips. If I choose a chip value of £5 and place a bet on Red, all Red numbers get a straight-up bet of 0.27, giving a total of £5. The payout is not even money; it’s 19:1 for a straight-up number.
There are different bets type, and I’ve covered the most common below.
These are a little more complicated and cover sections of the wheel, using a selection of straight-up and split bets. The most common way of placing these is to use the Race track. Popular sections include Tiers, Orphelins, Voisins and Zero.
|1 Gold Bar||1 Number||88x|
|Low 1-18/High 19-36||18 Numbers||1:1|
Evolution Gold Bar Roulette has an RTP of 97.10%, which is slightly lower than 97.30% for European Roulette.
This game has two distinct phases: winning and using the gold bars.
You can do both simultaneously, but this will require some discipline. In my opinion, this is not the best way to play or use your bankroll, as you’re doing two conflicting things simultaneously. So my strategy will be in two parts – winning some gold bars and using them to win.
You win Gold bars by having a bet on a straight-up winning number. As long as you get the winning number, you’ll win Gold Bars. There are a few ways to do this:
As you can see, there is a cost to winning the Gold Bars, so you need to factor that in before betting.
If this is my first game round, I cover all bet spots to get my gold bar balance up and then use the 3rd option to top up the Gold Bars before I start placing Gold bar bets.
Winning the Gold Bars in Roulette is the easier of the two strategies. The more complex is working out how and when to use them.
I’ll cover the three most common ways of using the Gold Bars.
Autoplay is helpful if you like placing the same bet on the same numbers for lots of spins.
However, I don’t think it’s suitable for this game, as you might be chopping and changing how you use the gold bars and where you stack them.
Still, each to their own – Autoplay is there is you want to use it.
The main difference is that Gold Bar Roulette allows the player to choose where to place the multipliers and their value. In lightning roulette, an RNG engine controls this part of the game, randomly choosing numbers and selecting the multiplier value.
The other main difference is the player controls the use of the multipliers. The only stipulation is players must use them within 180 days of winning them.
The final difference is the payout for straight-up numbers. In Gold bar roulette, this is 19:1, which sits nicely between the 19:1 and 29:1 the others pay.
Another major difference, perhaps the most significant, is giving players control over when and where to use the multipliers. In one fell swoop, this change will quiet down the players who think the game is fixed, as they are now making the decisions.
Which of the three games is better? – I think that is a personal decision. Play them all and stick with the one you enjoy the most. After all, it’s just roulette at the end of the day.
|Xxxtreme Lightning Roulette||Lightning Roulette||Gold Bar Roulette||European Roulette|
|Number Of Zeros||One||One||One||One|
|Straight-Up Payout||19:1, with up to 10 random win multipliers||29:1, with up to 5 random win multipliers||24:1||35:1|
|Even-Money Bets Payout||1:1||1:1||1:1||1:1|
|Win Multipliers||50x, 100x, 150x, 200x, 250x, 300x, 350x, 400x, 500x.||50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x, 500x.||1 Gold Bar = 88x.|
Use is unlimited!
|Boosted Multipliers||600x to 2000x||None||None (but Multipliers are unlimited)||None|
Gold Bar Roulette will put the “cat among the pigeons”. It is genius to give players control of where to use their multipliers and their value.
Evolution has silenced the naysayers who’ve accused them of running rigged games with Lightning and Xxxtreme Lightning Roulette in one fair swoop. Now those players can put up or shut up!
Moving on, though, this is a real gamblers game. You have the underlying gamble of what number to bet on, but you must double down and choose where to place your multiplier Gold bars. The theory in this game is the same as used in Lightning Blackjack – but so much better executed.
As for Big wins in Gold Bar Roulette? – my prediction is we’re going to see some massive payouts. They won’t be many, but they will be significant when they come.
Gold Bar Roulette is a novel live roulette game with multipliers, where players can choose the value, when and where to place the multipliers on the betting grid.
The maximum multiplier is potentially unlimited. Each Gold Bar is worth 88x, and you can place as many as you have on one number. If you had 20 gold bars, the multiplier would be 1760x. Have more, and the multiplier will be greater.
I wouldn’t say it’s better, but I would describe it as different. If you’re suspicious of RNG engines picking numbers, Gold Bar Roulette is an excellent alternative as you are responsible for using the multipliers.
The RTP is 97.10%, slightly less than standard European Roulette at 97.30%.
There are strategies for winning the Gold Bars and betting strategies for using them. You can read about both here.
Gold Bar Roulette is available at all Evolution Casinos using their Bonus engine. Luckily the list is many, including these Evolution Live Casinos. My personal favourite is currently Playojo, where they have all Evolution Games.
You’ll be able to play at all Evolution live casinos.