Possibly the best FOBT roulette game of all time, Dragon Bet Roulette combines a standard roulette wheel with low cost side bets for massive returns. Currently gracing William Hill and Betfred bookies, Dragon Bet Roulette is a pleasing new addition to Inspired’s range of roulette games and can currently be found on the main screen of all the betting terminals.
Dragon Bet Roulette features a standard roulette wheel which can be played without the side bets if you so wish. This makes the main roulette game the same as 20p Roulette, with the same roulette wheel spins (starting opposite to its landing position), but with an elegant oriental theme.
It’s the additional side bets that really bring this roulette game to life, and although slightly confusing at first, once you understand how the game works, it will probably become one of your favourites.
As mentioned previously, the main roulette game is the same as 20p Roulette, however you may only bet on the side bets when at least one number is covered in the main game. For example, if you bet on red 25 in the main game, the Dragon Bet side table will then activate red 25 for the option of laying a bet on that number. Likewise, any number bet upon on the main game will activate the corresponding numbers on the Dragon Bet roulette table.
The minimum bet on the main game is £1, with minimum chip values of 20p. You may also bet £1 on an outside bet to activate all of those numbers on the Dragon Bet wheel, for example, laying a £1 bet on red will then allow you to cover any or all of the red numbers on the side bet table.
The odds on the Dragon Bet Roulette side game return x150 or x350 the bet placed. The minimum bet value is 10p, with the maximum at £1.40 providing the maximum bet does not result in a win above £500 (the legal maximum per spin). This means that a 10p side bet can return £15 or £35, plus the main games winning bet is also paid.
Once you have placed your bets on the main game, then covered your numbers on the Dragon Bet side game, the wheel will spin in the usual way. When the ball has stopped, if it is in a winning number on the main game but not the Dragon Bet game, the standard odds will be returned (35/1).
If the number also has a corresponding bet on the side game, the main game bet will be paid plus you will activate the Dragon Bet bonus game.
The Dragon Bet bonus round is made up of 6 dragons, four green and two golden. All of these dragons are equally spaced apart and will rotate around the main roulette wheel, with your initial bet lit. If the green dragon lands on your bet you will be paid 150/1, if the golden dragon lands on your bet you will be paid a massive 350/1. If they miss, you will lose your side bet only.
The true odds to what Dragon Bet Roulette pays are slightly higher than what is returned, this is the house edge (the bookies profit).
- The odds of hitting a number in the main game are 37/1.
- The odds of hitting a winning Dragon Bet are also 37/1 as it is using the same spin as the main game.
- The odds on landing a Dragon in your bonus game is 6.16/1, with the odds of landing the Golden Dragon at 18.5/1 and the odds of landing the Green Dragon at 9.25/1.
- The odds of your number coming in, then a dragon landing on that number are 227.92/1.
- This makes for a long term RTP (return to player) of between 95.64% and 97.3% depending upon the bet placed.
Dragon Bet only allows you to bet on the bonus game if the main game’s numbers are active. If you wanted to just concentrate on the bonus game for longer odds but higher returns, you could bet £1 on each street column in the main game to activate the entire table excluding zero. You could then bet on your favourite number or numbers in the bonus game. Remember that the maximum bet is £1.40, but this could then return £490, plus the street bet of £3.
Dragon Bet Roulette is a long odds, high returns roulette game. It has more appeal than 100/1 Roulette, with the added option of playing regular roulette and ignoring the side bet. You can bet small amounts and win large prizes, which is rare amongst roulette games.
Dragon Bet Roulette can be played at William Hill and Betfred bookies. Currently there is no online version, but I’ll keep you posted if one should arrive.