Let’s just do a recap on normal Roulette, so you can understand the differences between European Roulette and Spin & Win Roulette.
Roulette pays 35:1 on a straight-up number (36:1 with your stake back).
Spin & Win Roulette will pay 17:1 to 99:1 plus your stake back on a straight-up number.
All other bets types are exactly the same between the two games. It’s only the Straight-Up number bets that have been changed and qualify for the multipliers.
The game starts with Betting Time, where you place bets on the betting grid.
Only Straight up bets qualify for the multipliers. All other bets have the standard roulette payout.
Once Betting Time has completed, a Random Number Generator (RNG) selects the multiplier number to be assigned to all of the Straight-up numbers.
When this is locked-in, the Dealer spins the wheel.
Once the ball has settled in the number pocket, the game round ends and all successful bets are paid out. Winning straight-up number bets get paid the multiplier value.
The main catch of Live Spin & Win roulette is the Straight-up number payouts.
If you play non-straight-up bets you won’t notice any difference in how the game plays or pays. It’s just like every other game of live dealer roulette.
While Straight up bets can pay up to 99:1 they can also pay as little as 17:1. This is how the game can pay for payouts of more than 35:1 (which is the standard roulette payout).
The game designers have to rob Peter to pay Paul, so to speak.
The design of the game means that to stand any chance of being ahead on Straight up number bets you have to play them all, or a large section of them to make it worthwhile.
I’ll discuss this more in the strategy below.
The bottom line is you’re unlikely to win Big playing Spin & Win Roulette unless you’re hitting the 100x payouts with a decent amount.
If your happy to just turn your money over and perhaps come out with a small profit, I think Spin & Win Roulette will deliver that.
First, a relatively check.
Normal Roulette pays 35:1, Spin & Win Roulette pays 99:1. That is a 64:1 difference for the top win.
However, normal roulette will deliver a 35:1 payout every game, whereas Spin & Win Roulette will probably deliver a 99x payout once every 100 results.
So playing a straight-up number or a few numbers is not going to make you big bucks. There are just too many low payouts spins for that to happen.
The only way to use the Multipliers to gain some advantage is to play all the Straight-up numbers.
But, It’s not as simple as that, as I’ll explain.
In my opinion, the only reason to play Spin & Win Roulette is if you like playing straight-up numbers and fancy gambling on whether you’ll get a decent multiplier win.
Or, you like playing other bet types and are just interested in seeing what happens with the straight-up bet payouts.
I’ll assume you’re the former, so this strategy is aimed at you.
The strategy is about trying to increase your bankroll, by getting a higher number of multiplier wins than normal wins (less than 35x) over a period of time.
It’s likely you’ll get a better long term return by just playing the Odd/Even, Red/Black bets as this has an RTP of 97.30%.
But if you want the highs of getting big multipliers and the lows of wins below 35x this is a strategy for you.
Let’s examine what you need to do the execute this strategy to give yourself the best chance of having a positive outcome.
Because the multiplier is available on every number, you should place a bet on every number, so you’ll get a win on every spin.
Let’s take a look at the results of the last 70 spins of two sessions to work out what would’ve happened if we had bet on every number for 70 game rounds.
This is a LOSE example over the last 70 spins of Spin & Win Roulette.
The net result was a loss of £50 over 70 game rounds.
This is a Win example over the last 70 spins of Spin & Win Roulette.
The net result was a WIN of £140 over 70 game rounds. Which is a win of 3.78x of the initial bet!
Timing when you join the table and start placing a bet is crucial.
The RNG generator will be assigning the multiplier values to keep a fairly even RTP.
The trick is to play for a session that has lots of win multipliers in it. The challenge is identifying when that may happen, and that is down to probabilities.
I wait for the moment when there have been 4 or 5 results that are below 35x. Then I’ll start betting.
You can bet for 70 rounds or 10 rounds. The key is finding the moment when you’re up and then leaving.
Don’t try and chase more wins, just sit back and wait for a run of low multipliers then start betting again.
Things that will impact your ability to win.
Betfair has a great choice of live casino games from Playtech. They have their own set of dedicated tables for Blackjack and Roulette as well as offering Live Spin & Win Roulette and Quantum Roulette.
I really like the regular on table promotions and the generous Welcome Bonus, that changes occasionally for Live Casino Players.
Spin & Win Roulette uses a real roulette wheel that is controlled by the presenter or live dealer.
Like all other live roulette wheels and this one is no different, it’s supplied by one of the major Roulette manufacturers in the UK – Cammegh.
The game and wheel are monitored by a central control center. Any issues with the game or operation of the wheel are immediately notified to the support team so they can investigate and resolve them.
The only non-physical aspect of the game is the Random Number Generator that is used to select the value of the multiplier for each spin. This computer program is tested by an external agency to ensure it produces random results and the details are passed to the Licensors who authorise Playtech ability to provide these game, ensuring they are fair and honest,
Of course, there are naysayers out there that will disagree with me, but I’m satisfied through my visits to the studio and seeing the games up close to know there is no fixing going on.
That’s why I believe the game is fair!
The playing interface has four features that will help you play efficiently.
The BetBuilder is a great facility, that enables you to create a betting pattern offline, without having to place a bet.
You have as much time as you want. Once created and saved you’re able to use and reuse the betting pattern on all roulette tables.
This saves time and money!
The lucky-dip is a facility that will select at random straight-up bets for five, seven, or eight numbers.
It’s a bit like the lucky-dip you play on the lottery.
Autoplay provides a facility to place the same bet for a specified number of game rounds, automatically.
You’re able to set a loss limit, so your bankroll does just get depleted over time and a win limit if you’re lucky enough to get one!
The statistics are shown in two places in the playing interface.
In the bottom right-hand corner you get the last 10 results.
On the left-hand sidebar menu, you can display up to 70 of the last spins, seeing what multiplier was assigned for each.
These are the statistics that you use to work out when it’s best to play.
Other statistics are available that can display up to the last 1000 results, which is a more reliable set of data to use if you’re planning on playing the outside bets.
If I’m totally honest, I’m not sure what to think about Live Spin & Win Roulette.
I can see it will be extremely popular because of the way that it offers multipliers. But I don’t know what sort of player it will attract.
Experienced players are unlikely to like the low payouts, especially if they like to play a selected set of numbers. While the multipliers are attractive, are they large enough to compensate for losing spins and low payouts? My gut tells me no.
So the option is to play all the numbers as I describe in my strategy above, but even playing like that, there is no guarantee of walking away with a profit.
Even in the Win example, the return of 3.9x is relatively low and can be achieved a lot quicker with lots of different roulette bets.
However, Live Spin & Win Roulette is presented really well, the dealers do a great job of interacting with the players and I love the cityscape background.