Lightning Roulette is a unique roulette live casino game with a human dealer that was developed by Evolution. It has a lot of the characteristics of regular live dealer roulette but also has several completely new features that make it more exciting to play.
The idea is, of course, to try to predict on which number the ball will land, but by introducing some RNG elements into the game, the developer enabled the possibility of getting multipliers where there usually wouldn’t be any.
Lightning Roulette Basics
Lightning Roulette is played with a wheel containing 37 numbered pockets (1 to 36, plus a single 0), a ball and a layout on which the player may place a bet (or multiple bets) covering either a single number or groups of numbers. The ball is spun around the wheel only to come to rest in one of the numbered slots, indicating the winning number.
The player is paid in accordance with the paytable if the number that wins is contained in the player’s bet. If the winning number is among the randomly selected “Lucky Numbers” and is covered by a Straight Up bet, then the “Lucky Payout” is paid to the player.
Playing Lightning Roulette at a Live Casino
Go to an online casino with live casino games from Evolution Gaming. Launch Lightning Roulette and join the table. Wait for the betting time to starts.
After selecting the chip value, place your bets by clicking on the desired betting spots on the table. You may place as many bets as you like, within the maximum table limit. Available bets include Straight, Split, Street, Square, 6 Line, Columns, Dozens, Low/High, Red/Black and Even/Odd.
To signify the closing of the bets, the dazzlingly-dressed hostess (or host) will pull the lightning lever. Just before the wheel stops spinning and the ball lands in one of the pockets, the lightning will release its charge and strike up to 5 numbers – these are the Lucky Numbers for that round.
Their multipliers are also randomly selected, with potential values of 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x or 500x the bet. For a chance to score a multiplier, you need to have placed a Straight bet (a single number bet) on at least one of the Lucky Numbers for the round.
No other bet will secure a multiplier, only a Straight bet. Just keep in mind that non-multiplied Straight bets pay 29:1 instead of 35:1 which is the standard for most roulette options online.
Lightning Roulette Strategy
In its essence, Lightning Roulette is a game of European Roulette with a live dealer, so you can choose to play it like that. But its appeal comes from the thrill of getting a Lucky Payout and guessing one of the Lucky Numbers.
This portion of the game depends on luck and random chance, so you can believe in your instinct and play for fun. Focus on the single number bets if you want to chase the multipliers, but don’t overcommit to this approach since other bets pay nice prizes too.