Evolution Gaming is the leader in the Live casino industry today. This company is constantly innovating and releasing some of the most exciting live dealer releases. One of these games is Lightning Roulette, which is featured on Shangri La’s Live Casino section. This is an enhanced version of the classic casino game that makes it much more attractive and fun.
About the developer
Evolution Gaming was founded in 2006 as one of the first B2B Live casino solution providers in Europe. Today it provides gaming products to operators around the world with live video streaming.
The company has studios throughout Europe and North America. With its cutting edge solutions, Evolution Gaming has been named Live Casino Provider of the Year 10 times out of 10 in the EGR B2B Awards.
Lightning Roulette is truly unlike any other roulette. It uses all the best elements of the extremely popular European roulette, combined with some unique and innovative features.
This unusual addition is the RNG lucky number multiplier. They range from one to five lucky numbers, which can increase your winnings from 50x to 4999x. Each round after the players have placed their bets, from 1 to 5 random numbers become lightning numbers, which are assigned multipliers from 50 to 4999. And if the ball stops on this number, each player who bets on it multiplies his bet by the corresponding factor.
In addition, the studio that hosts the games is not at all what you would expect from a regular Live Roulette session. It is more like a television game show with a dealer as the host.
Lightning Roulette is a truly unique experience not to be missed – traditional European roulette combined with the RNG multiplier option delivers very impressive payouts!
• Game type: game with a live dealer.
• RTP: 97.10% – for direct bets, 97.30% – in all other cases.
• Minimum bet: € 1.
• Maximum bet: € 2,500.
• Maximum payout: 4999: 1.
• Multiplier: yes.
• Live chat: yes.
Lightning Roulette is streamed live from Evolution Gaming studio in Riga, Latvia. This is where the unique fusion of RNG gameplay and world-class live roulette takes place. The game is marketed as Evolution Gaming’s most impressive development, and it really is worth checking out!
In terms of accessibility, you can launch Lightning Roulette from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. In addition to this, an almost unlimited number of users can play at the same time. In addition, the release boasts a direct launch function for the game, making it very accessible to players. This means that users can easily access the game not only from the live casino lobby, but also through links on any web page, via email or text.
These are some of the main factors that have earned the game a number of important awards, including the Product Innovation Award of the Year and the EGR 2018 Game of the Year award.
However, the biggest reason the Lighting Roulette is so popular is how it combines excitement and huge payouts. Every win for the lucky numbers will not keep you waiting long. That being said, non-multiplier bets pay well as well, and the 30: 1 payout for straight bets is pretty decent too.
Game features and lucky numbers option
Lightning Roulette includes all the standard roulette elements as well as some additional features.
It features a bespoke wheel, greeted by a professional live dealer and offered a full range of bets.
However, in addition to these privileges, the game also has Lucky Numbers and Lucky Payouts features. In fact, the gameplay is no different from European roulette. The roulette wheel is divided into 37 cells – red and black with numbers from 1 to 36 and a green zero. What sets Lightning Roulette apart is, as the name suggests, speed and unique options.
This gives players the chance to win huge multiplier payouts that can be 50-4999 times bigger than the original winnings. All a player has to do to win is to place a direct bet on this number.
All lucky numbers are randomly generated using advanced RNG technology. This guarantees fairness and regularity of payments.
Even if the player doesn’t guess the lucky number, he or she still gets more than a decent win. This is because for direct bets the payout ratio is 30:1.
Finally, splits, corners, red or black bets and dozens – all of these betting options pay out just like any other standard roulette game, so the player is never at a disadvantage in Lightning Roulette.
Return to Player Ratio and Maximum Payout
Lightning Roulette has a good theoretical payout (RTP) of 97.10% for direct bets and 97.30% for all other bet types.
The maximum multiplier is 4999x for a straight bet. The maximum direct bet is € 100.
Shangri La Casino proudly made a whopping 499x payout to the winner. The prize money was ₽ 10,180,000 for a lucky player in Lightning Roulette.
Animation and video performance
One of the greatest strengths of Lightning Roulette is its stunning performance and image quality. The game literally goes off-screen and takes the player inside the studio. There are various animated elements that accompany each spin and make the studio more interesting than any casino hall.
As with all Evolution Gaming products, live video is streamed in Full HD. When you first enter Lightning Roulette Studio, you will be impressed with how it looks. The whole process is filmed like a game show, which provides users with a whole new experience. Every detail has been thought through, including an exquisite black and gold color scheme, a digital game board in the background, and attractive dealers who run the game. There are advanced sound and lighting effects, so all your senses will be 100% involved.
Like all other live casino solutions from the Swedish company Evolution Gaming, this development has a convenient and intuitive user interface that has been created to bring players maximum pleasure. It is made in a very attractive Art Deco style and perfectly complements the game.
The design harmoniously blends real-world imagery and digital animation for a fully customizable gameplay experience.
You can switch between video types, customize dealer sounds and voice, change video quality, chat, view game history and general statistics, and much more.
Video picture options
There are two types of videos in the game. One of them offers full immersion, when the studio image fills the entire screen. Another will reduce the size of the live stream and provide additional information about the game.
Overall, if you have a good connection, the video quality is excellent. And even in the case of a weak connection, the video quality will automatically change to minimize freezes and delays. In addition, it is also possible to customize the video quality yourself.
How to play?
Once you launch Lightning Roulette, the casino will take you to Evolution Gaming’s live studio. You may have to wait a bit as the current round may still be ongoing. It only takes a few seconds, after which the dealer will offer you to place your bet on the next round.
A digital roulette table will appear at the bottom of the screen. Chips with different denominations are available. Select the one you want to play with. A timer appears on the screen, which shows how much time is left before the spin starts and you can place bets.
After the dealer has shown that the betting window has closed, instead of turning the wheel, he or she presses a special switch made in the form of a gilded switch.
After a few seconds, one to five random numbers appear on the digital screen behind the presenter. Each number has a multiplier associated with it.
The ball is launched automatically, and the camera switches the angle to the wheel, which is now visible from above. This is a nice nuance, thanks to which you can see the wheel up close and take a good look at everything that happens.
At the end of the round, the dealer calculates all bets. And if you are lucky enough to place a bet on one of the lucky numbers, you win the multiplier associated with that number. All other direct bets are 30: 1. After that, a new round of betting begins, and the whole process begins again.
Please note that Lightning Roulette is a live casino game and is therefore only available in real money play mode.
How do multipliers work in Lightning Roulette?
The key feature of Lightning Roulette is its random win multipliers that can be applied to any direct number on any spin. This feature is called Lucky Numbers.
On each spin, up to 5 randomly selected numbers will be assigned win multipliers of 50x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 400x, 500x or other.
The selection of numbers occurs after the close of bets, so it is impossible to predict how many or which numbers will be drawn before a player places a bet. Multipliers will only apply to direct bets.
Betting options and strategy selection
Lightning Roulette mimics the European style of play, which uses a 37-slot wheel. Available bet options include inside and outside.
Moreover, adjacent bets are placed on a special oval layout in the lower right screen corner.
Conventional roulette strategies are not suitable for Lightning Roulette because they do not take into account the presence of win multipliers. Only direct bets qualify for multiplier wins, so you need betting schemes that only cover whole numbers.
You can use bets on adjacent numbers. You will see a convenient layout that will help you place these bets with one click:
• For example, the “Voicing” bet covers 17 numbers: 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25. There are other options, such as “Tiers” and “Orphans”, which also cover a large portion of the table.
• Columns. If you are a roulette fan, then you already know that the bets in the columns cover 12 numbers. You can bet on one or two columns to get the best chances of winning with a large multiplier.
• Red or black. You are betting on all red or all black numbers. Thus, half of the possibilities are covered, excluding zero. This gives an approximate 50/50 chance of winning the biggest multiplier.
• And finally, the most effective option is to bet on every direct number. How it works? Let’s say you bet € 1 on each number. This is a total bet of € 37. In the worst case, you win € 30 on the spin. However, if the multiplier of 500x hits, the win is € 500.
Check out the spin statistics. You can go back to the last 500 spins and see how often the multipliers won for a certain number. You can also see what size of the multiplier was applied.
Thus, in order to maximize the chance of getting the maximum win multiplier on a straight bet, it is very important to increase your odds and cover more of the wheel by being patient and consistent in your bets. Eventually, the multiplier will hit one of your bets!
Many players wonder about the fairness of the results of the game. There are two areas of criticism. First, the wheel and whether the rotation results can be influenced. Second, how random are the factors?
The roulette wheel is subject to regular maintenance in accordance with licensing requirements and manufacturer’s instructions. The wheel is tested to see if it is balanced and if the rotational speed is within the specified tolerance. The ball is checked for size and weight.
Lightning Roulette uses a sealed automatic roulette wheel so the dealer does not play an active role in the spin. The RNG engine used by the casino is fully tested and certified by a third party agency on behalf of the licensing authority in charge of the gaming process. A complete history of the results is maintained and these records can be checked to ensure that the numbers selected are truly random.
Evolution Gaming only provides one Lightning Roulette table that all online casinos use. If the game was tampered with, all casinos would suffer, so this would become apparent very quickly.
And finally, this is Evolution Gaming, and the entire portfolio of this developer is probably fair.
Where to play?
You can find Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette on the Shangri La Casino and Sports online platform in the Live Casino section. The game is available on all devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.
Lightning Roulette is an advanced revolutionary roulette game that offers unique opportunities for players. And its extra chances of winning with added lucky numbers and lucky payouts promise not only fun but also very profitable gameplay.