100 to 1 Roulette is the latest alternative to the classic roulette game found on Bet Fred and William Hill fixed odds betting terminals.
100 to 1 Roulette is exactly as the name suggests, a roulette game with paying odds of 100 to 1. This is made up of a roulette wheel with 100 numbers, plus the equivalent of four zeros, depicted instead by classic shapes.
The same roulette colours apply, with red and black making up the main numbers, and green to represent the zeros. The betting styles are also the same, with streets, corners, odds, evens and colour betting all available, with each paying their respective odds; i.e. red or black paying double.
The numbers below 37 are mostly the same colours as traditional roulette, with a few exceptions, such as 19 been black as opposed to the red that you might expect on a standard game.
As you can imagine, the shear number of betting positions make the playing table rather confusing. The games creators; Inspired have attempted to alleviate this by adding betting options such as Perfect Bet and Shot Gun amongst others.
The playing grid also shows the position of the bets on the wheel once the ball is rotating, so you do not have to locate your number on the main playing grid, which is annoyingly often difficult to see once a chip has been placed upon it.
100 to 1 Roulette pays odds of around 96% which is a lot higher than any of the betting terminals slot machines and other roulette games, but the rate of play can often result in far quicker gains or losses than a standard roulette or slot machine.
The chip values are a nice amount, ranging between 10p and £1, with a maximum bet per number been a little under £5, to pay £500 (plus the winning stake returned). As the odds are so high, a £1 ‘hit’ will pay £100 plus your £1 back, so a few lucky hits can result in very large profits. 10p on a number will pay £10, with 25p and 50p paying £25 and £50 respectively.
Like other versions of roulette, the ball on 100 to 1 roulette will stop opposite to its starting position on the roulette wheel once ‘bet’ has been pressed.
As the roulette wheel is oval, it is not always possible to directly predict its landing position, but you should be close. This of course gives no advantage, but does allow you to know if you have a winning bet or not prior to the ball landing. This is pretty much an Inspired trademark, and features of all of their roulette games (20p Roulette, Bonus Roulette).
Due to the large nature of the 100 to 1 Roulette wheel and playing board, the game features several additional betting options to make placing bets easier. It is up to you whether you use these, and they do not effect the outcome of the game in anyway.
Snake Bet: Choose this betting option to place a snake like betting pattern across the roulette board. If you are not happy with it, simply press cancel.
Lucky 8: This will place a bet on every number with an 8 in it, so 80 to 89 and 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 98. This bet will also let you see how the betting board has been laid out.
Criss Cross: Not the backwards trouser wearing duo from the nineties, this betting option places bets across the centre of the board outwards, turning it into a Union Jack.
£5 Shotgun: This is part random selection, part player selection. Choose a number, and the remainder of the £5 bet will be ‘shot gunned’ at random on bets around that number.
Lucky Dip: A random selection of numbers.
Double Up: Simply doubles your last bet up to the maximum stake possible.
Perfect Bet: Choose a number and it will bet all around it allowing for the main number to be well covered, with the numbers next door on the playing board to have splits and corner bets.
These additional bets are only available on the new multi-touch cabinets, and can be cancelled at any time, so you can try them out before actually betting.
As the roulette game is random, there is no real betting advice to offer, however I would recommend not covering every number as some roulette players do.
As the odds are high, you may as well take advantage of those odds and bet on a low amount of numbers to ensure higher returns should your luck be in. Remember a £1 straight up win will pay a very nice £101.