This guide covers Deal or No Deal Roulette for Ladbrokes and Coral fixed odds betting terminals. This version of the roulette bonus game features two bonus features, Deal or No Deal and the Phone Bonus, plus a random Bankers Bonus free bet on losing spins.
The Deal or No Deal features have been taken from their Scratch and Match game found on the same terminals, and have simply been given a position each on the roulette wheel. The Deal or No Deal Phone Bonus and the Deal or No Deal box both offer different bonus features. Their positions have been placed an equal distance apart, dividing the roulette wheel into a triangle, using the zero as the third point.
A minimum bet of £1 must be placed on either bonus position to activate the chance of playing the game, otherwise it simply becomes a standard lose square. The roulette wheel animation is similar to that used by the traditional roulette game on the same terminals, and the determination of the outcome is decided the instant the bet button is pressed. What follows is just an animated sequence which ends when the ball stops.
The bonus games are good fun and add another dimension to the traditional roulette game. The Deal or No Deal box opens up the classic Deal or No Deal feature, with the values assigned dependent upon the value of the initial stake on the roulette game. Upon starting the bonus game you are asked to select one box out of twenty-two, which is then put to one side as you eliminate the remaining boxes, been given offers along the way in standard Deal or No Deal style. I won’t go in to detail to explain the concept of Deal or No Deal to you, but it is worth noting that the game is random, and the offers stick to the average value of the remaining board.
The higher the initial stake, the higher the values of the boxes. You are able to see the value increase before you bet, by placing the chips on the bonus feature. Once you bet £5, a £500 value box is on offer, with each additional pound, up to a maximum of £10 adding a further £500 box, and further increasing the value of the remaining boxes. So the more you bet, the higher the chance of a big win on the Deal or No Deal feature. There are still however, many blue boxes, but your offers will also be drastically increased.
During the game, you can either choose an offer, or carry on to the final box, upon which, your box will be opened and that value will be paid. You will then be returned to the roulette wheel with an equal chance of starting the feature again.
The Phone feature is the lesser valued and faster played of the two. It is a mystery win game in the shape of an old fashioned telephone dial. Each of the twelve dial spaces is assigned a value. The values of which change depending upon the amount initially placed on the bonus position on the roulette wheel. The minimum of a £1 stake leaves values ranging from £6 up to £100, so the chance of 100x stake is on offer.
With each additional £1 bet, the values increase up to a maximum of £500. A maximum of £10 can be placed on the Deal or No Deal phone symbol. This will add further £500 values to the wheel, whilst also increasing the values of the other amounts too.
The odds of entering the feature are the same as the odds of landing on any other positions on the wheel. This is now 39/1 due to the two new added positions. This now means that the odds of landing on other numbers has increased, and as such, it is only worth playing this game if you intend to play for the bonus features.
You have an 19.5 to 1 chance of landing on a bonus feature which is pretty good odds for long term play.
The free bet is a random free spin on the roulette wheel should you have a losing spin. This can only be awarded if there is nothing on the losing number, so having a 25p chip on a split is a bad idea in this version of roulette. The free spin repeats the previous bet automatically, then spins another outcome. This can be anything, including another lose.
All in all this version is better than William Hill’s and BetFred’s version of Deal or No Deal Roulette, but like the other bonus roulette games, only play if you are playing for the bonuses, and avoid split betting with low value chips as this will take away the chance of a free bet.
Various types of bonus roulette and Deal or No Deal games are available to play online at Sky Vegas.