The ‘wheel of fortune’ games of chance were once reserved for game shows and TV programs, but since Evolution Gaming launched its Live Dream Catcher everything changed and a new category was established in the live casino world. Now we have the Asian version of the popular wheel-spinning game, coming from the Manila-based live casino expert SA Gaming. Their game is called simply Money Wheel and it’s a great addition to the company’s already trending portfolio.
The action plays out with the assistance of entertaining and animated live hosts who spin the wheel and interact with players through a real-time chat service. Both Asian and English-speaking hosts can be seen putting the wheel in motion and announcing the winning result. The studio design and the equipment used indicate a high level of creativeness and professionalism. While the game is unfolding, you can enjoy pleasant lounge instrumental music and the melodic voice of the host(ess).
Like any game that is based on the results of a large rotating wheel, Money Wheel from SA Gaming is an easy game to play from a beginner’s perspective. After getting familiarised with the details of the game, possible bets and payouts, every player is ready to start making wagers, no strategies required. The slots on the wheel are marked with numbers that you can bet on. If you believe the wheel will stop at a particular number, pick a chip and place the bet on that number. Main bets include 1, 2, 9, 16, 24, SA Gold (50) and SA Black (50). Participants have 20 seconds to place their wagers. Then the host spins the wheel; when it comes to a stop, the winning segment is indicated by a pointer mounted on top of the wheel installation.
Money Wheel comes with side bets - Fish, Prawn, Gourd, Stag, Crab, Rooster. These are inspired by Hoo Hey How, a traditional Chinese dice game. The payout odds match the number in the winning segment (1 to 1 basis). Side bets are paid on a 9 to 2 basis. The RTP of Money Wheel is 94.44%.
Chat room messages keep the atmosphere alive, and the interface also incorporates useful tools such as history overview on the lower left. Feel free to click on the roadmap and replay the winning wager from past rounds if you feel like they might be lucky again. The player also has access to the bet log and can switch to full screen for a more immersive experience on desktop or mobile.
SA Gaming released its take on the wheel of fortune and we love it. Instead of providing a standard spinning wheel game of chance where players bet on different numbers and get corresponding payoffs, the Philippine-based software supplier adds thrilling side bets borrowed from Fish-Prawn-Crab, a celebrated Chinese dice game. As if that’s not enough, Live Money Wheel also delivers stunning prizes for those who bet on the two SA segments and win.