Deal or No Deal is the largest, and possibly the most overused gambling franchise ever seen. Since the format originally graced the worlds television screens back in 2000, Deal or No Deal has gone on to spread across the globe, consuming every conceivable form of gambling, marking it with its own unique brand of feature.
The most popular Deal or No Deal gambling games in Britain are the fruit machines, the majority of which are £100 jackpot high tech gaming machines found in pubs and arcades. There are surprisingly few £500 jackpot Deal or No Deal fruit machines, due mainly to the fact that Bell Fruit does not make £500 jackpot fruit machines any more.
As well as the endless stream of £100 jackpot high tech fruit machines (Red Mist etc.), there are also several low tech varieties found mainly in town arcades, and the occasional bingo hall.
Leading on from the fruit machines, and coming several years later were the betting terminal and online casino varieties. The list is vast, with some such as Deal or No Deal Bonus Game doing away with the build up, and taking the player straight into the game with each bet. This version can currently be played in William Hill and Bet Fred betting shops, and Sky Vegas online (£1000 max per game).
The most popular FOBT versions are Deal or No Deal Roulette, found in all mainstream betting shops. There are two distinct versions of this game, one made for Coral and Ladbrokes and the other for William Hill and Bet Fred (plus small independents). The concept is the same, but each use a slightly different roulette wheel layout to achieve the ultimate goal of winning access to the Deal or No Deal feature.
The fixed odds betting terminals also feature several other versions of Deal or No Deal, from Scratch and Match to several fruit machine games. These are generally not too popular and can be found hidden in the back menus of the betting terminals.