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Playing roulette is a simple; you place your bets and hope to win when the ball comes to rest on the wheel. Despite there being many versions of the game; American Roulette and European Roulette to name a few, the most you can win is via straight up bets; 37:1 (37x) in the American version and 36:1 (36x) with the European game, but what if we told you that UK gamblers are winning up to 500x with each bet? This is actually happening right now and it’s all thanks to Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette!

The Game in Detail

The award-winning Lightning Roulette by Evolution delivers much more excitement and wins than you’re traditional game of roulette and it won’t cost you more than you’re already playing with either! So, where’s the catch? There’s no catch! The revolutionised and extended Live Lightning Roulette game will light up your gaming experience with multiplier modifiers and here’s how it works; each round, you place your bets on the table as normal. When bets are closed, the live dealer will pull a handle to activate the ‘lightning’. Flashes will echo through the studio and land on the table, where at least one or as many as five numbers will be chosen at random – these are the lightning (or lucky) numbers. A multiplier of 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x or 500x will be applied to these lucky numbers and should you bet on the lightning number when it wins, you will win the stated multiplier.

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Not only will the lightning be shown on the table, but on the screen behind the dealer, allowing you to keep a track of the numbers in play. A history feature and hot and cold numbers are also provided, to help players make wiser betting choices.

Through a completely instant play interface, players can immersive themselves into the gameplay and interact with the live dealer and other players, through a simple chat feature. After each round, the winning players will be displayed to the lower of the screen. Customisable gameplay is an option; you can adjust the camera angle; from a close-up on the wheel to a wider shot of the studio.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

But how do you win? Should you place a straight up bet of £10 on zero and the lightning attaches a 500x multiplier to zero; if the ball lands in green zero, your bet will be multiplier by 500x, resulting in a £5,000 win! With standard European roulette, a straight up win will return 36:1, but with Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette, the odds are reduced, to make up for the lightning multipliers.


  • Straight up bets will pay 30:1 with no lightning or up to 499:1 with the multipliers.
  • Split pays 17:1.
  • Street pays 11:1.
  • Corner pays 8:1.
  • Line pays 5:1.
  • Column and dozen pay 2:1.
  • Red or black and odds or evens pay 1:1
  • Numbers 1 to 18 and 19 to 36 also pay 1:1.

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