Playetch’s Live Spread Bet Roulette is quite unique, as it introduces side bets and an additional roulette wheel placed behind the dealer. This is not the first live roulette table by Playtech to add an extra wagering option – their Age of the Gods variant also features a betting possibility that can unlock one of 4 progressive jackpots.
Apart from the extra wheel and seven optional spread bets, the game retains the traditional single-zero structure with a separate racetrack panel and a smaller betting area with Jeu 7/9 and Orphelins du Plein (the so-called Special Bets).
The main bets in Live Spread Roulette are placed according to the conventional betting rules; the players must select one of the chips from the stack in the right corner and then click on the relevant betting area on the animated table.
The spread bets are laid out vertically and settled according to a separate payout table:
• 0-1: x400
• 2-11: x15
• 12-18: x10
• 19-33: x2
• 34-54: x1
• 55-67: x7
• 68-72: x80
The winning number on the larger wheel is actually the sum of two connecting numbers from the inner and the outer circle on the wheel (which spin in opposite directions). For example, if you bet on 12 – 18 Spread Bet, you will win if the two concentric circles stop on 9 and 4. The total of the two numbers is 13, which belongs to the 12 – 18 sequence.
Spread bets can be doubled if the ball on the main wheel lands on zero.
Playtech is definitely raising the classic roulette tables on an entirely new level, introducing a higher payout potential of (in this case) up to x400 player’s bet. The concept is pretty original – so far, Playtech is the only developer that has introduced this type of bet in a studio-streamed roulette session, but it is probably a question of time before other developers will replicate the structure.