Of course, Evolution Gaming has to be the first to release a bingo/keno style game in the live casino sector. It took a while, but we got there – Live Mega Ball was announced at ICE 2020 and now we get to experience this unique format across all Evolution Gaming casino sites. Mega Ball is inspired by bingo draws, but also features elements of a game show gambling game, something that the world’s leading live casino software provider has been experimenting with in the past years – with great success if we may add.
Like all recent Evolution live dealer games, Mega Ball boasts a glitzy studio and animated hosts, both male and female. As you enter, the host/hostess will greet you and you’ll see the Ball Draw Machine with 51 balls spinning inside of it. The available cards (just like in bingo) are shown below the feed, so you need to choose how much top buy in the betting window of some 20 seconds. Even though the game is similar to online bingo, there are many differences. For one, you are not playing against others and you don’t have to be the first to complete a line to win.
By joining the round of Mega Ball Live, you get to set card value and buy Mega Ball Cards. You can buy one, or you can buy as much as 200 at any one time. Each card contains 5×5 squares and the centre square is unnumbered. The Ball Draw Machine is spun by the host once the betting time expires and 20 balls are drawn with the numbers being automatically marked on the purchased Mega Ball Cards. As the balls are drawn one by one, the cards are sorted automatically, with the card nearest to winning placed at the top.
By completing horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines, you win payouts. When the full assortment of 20 balls is drawn, the time has come to draws the Mega Ball with a randomly generated multiplier. The Mega Ball payouts go from 1x up to 100x the bet with 1 full line to 10,000x up to 100,000x the bet with 6 or more full lines. RTP is the highest at 95.40% if you only buy one card.
Although largely dependent on chance, Live Mega Ball by Evolutions gives plenty of liberties to players in terms of changing Mega Ball Card values and refreshing card numbers. The playing interface is laid out really well, and includes sections like Autoplay, Cards and Ball History. Mega Ball can surprise you with highs and lows, but it can also produce huge payouts on rare occasions. All in all, this is a fast-paced game where time is spent purposefully and can bring a lot of excitement as well as a refreshing live casino experience, leaving players yearning for more.