Crown Jewels Roulette is a FOBT roulette game featuring four progressive pots, with the chance of winning £500 for a £1 stake on the bonus Crown Jewels Roulette slot. Currently Crown Jewels Roulette is one of the only bookies betting terminal games that offers the chance of winning £500 for a £1 stake on the bonus position. The game is most similar to Key Bet Roulette, and features the Crown Jewels bonus position nestled between the numbers 5 and 10 in a similar fashion. The main roulette game is identical to traditional roulette, with the same paying odds of 36/1, although due to the extra slot on the roulette wheel, the odds of hitting a straight-up number are 38/1, so only play Crown Jewels Roulette if you are betting on the bonus position, otherwise stick to a standard game.
Crown Jewels Roulette uses four progressive pots; Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond. The values of these pots is displayed on the top screen of the betting terminals. Each pot has a starting value of £50, £100, £200 and £500 respectively. This means that the pot values will reset to these amounts when won or the game is newly installed in the bookies. Like all FOBT machines, the maximum win per spin is £500, so don’t expect any pot value to breech this amount.
The bonus game features an outer and inner wheel, this will determine the value of the Crown Jewels prize if you have placed a bet on that bonus position. Please note that you must land on the Crown Jewel slot to trigger the award, whether that be a multiplier or a progressive value. The outer wheel features a series or multipliers and at least one arrow for the possibility to move inwards. There are at least 19 multipliers on the outer ring, ranging from X20 up to X50 on your Crown Jewels stake. The maximum stake on the Crown Jewels Roulette position is £10 for a maximum possible win of £500.
Unlike Key Bet Roulette, Crown Jewels Roulette changes the odds the more you bet on the bonus. This may be beneficial if more than one of the pots is an exceptionally high value. For a £1 stake on the Crown Jewels position, the odds of hitting the Diamond pot are a massive 15,200/1, although this can be significantly reduced with each additional pound placed on the bonus position. You can see your chances improve each time you add a chip to the Crown Jewels slot, with £10 staked giving you a 50% chance of moving into the inner board, as opposed to the 20/1 chance with a single pound bet. The more you bet also increases the amount of diamond, emerald and sapphire positions, so if you do land on the Crown Jewels position, you have a higher chance of a better value pot.
The minimum stake per spin is £5, so you may wish to spread your bet across a large portion of the table if you are just playing for a progressive pot. If you are playing to hit a number rather than the Crown Jewels Roulette bonus, your odds will be slightly better on a non-bonus roulette game such as Super Gambler.
Play around with your stakes on the bonus position to see the amount of arrows and the increase in higher value pot symbols. You don’t need to bet to see these odds change, simply undo your move. The odds of landing on the Crown Jewels bonus is 38/1, the odds of moving into the inner board will vary depending on your stake, but it will be at the most 20/1.The odds of landing on the diamond pot will also vary according to your stake, but again will be at the most 20/1.