NetEnt’s Live Rapid Roulette is a live dealer solution for players eager to speed up their game without compromising on the video quality or the professionalism of the dealers, or their very presence, for that matter. They say the fast-spin roulette tables are all the rage these days, so NetEnt is the last one to fall behind with the latest trends. The Swedish company has also launched an automated wheel, Live Auto Roulette, with rounds running every 40 seconds featuring state-of-the-art Huxley wheels in HD stream.
Live Rapid Roulette with live dealers is set in a luxurious setting – the studio looks like a bar or a lounge of some fancy hotel. You can see the glasses in the background and candles that were lit for a more intimate atmosphere. The dealers are stylish as always, the new interface is more clean-cut and more informative. The main characteristic of Rapid Roulette is the duration of the betting time of 25 seconds, which is half the time at other NetEnt roulette tables.
You don’t need to change your approach for Rapid Roulette, as you can simply apply your European roulette strategy and benefit from the single-zero wheel in the same way. You will place your bets at the start of the round. As long as the status bar remains green, you have time; it will start flickering in the final moments and then the croupier will spin the wheel. Live Rapid Roulette allows inside bets (split, line, straight, corner, street) and outside bets (red/black, column, 1-18/19-36, even/odd, dozen).
NetEnt’s UI is quite advanced here, offering plenty of customisable options and useful features. It is easy to use and all the important elements are kept visible. You can bet on the racetrack layout and create your favourite wagers, read the statistics concerning Hot and Cold numbers, as well as hit frequency. The game is equipped with live chat and also provides a top view of the wheel as the ball falls into a pocket and the spinning stops. The results are announced right away and the new round begins in a blink of an eye.
NetEnt’s portfolio has been missing a fast-spin live roulette game and the developers have worked hard to deliver the best solution to their customers who do not want to sacrifice live dealer interactivity for faster rounds. With Live Rapid Roulette, you can have both. The gameplay flows really nicely and the interface reduces the possibility of mis-clicks and errors. The Favourite bets/numbers tool is particularly useful as it allows you to make bets much faster. The only thing that may be below Evolution’s standard is the animated backdrop instead of a custom studio room. The rest keeps up.