Playtech is one of the largest gaming software developers in the industry, offering a range of casino, virtual sports, poker, bingo, lottery, and live dealer products. Unlike most of the suppliers who usually focus on a single market, Playtech successfully balances multiple gaming branches, rivalling the most highly acclaimed companies in the industry.
At the moment, their live casino gaming portfolio includes roulette, baccarat, poker, hi-lo, sic bo, blackjack, and live Spin a Win wheel, re-launched in the spring of 2019. The concept is similar to the one found in Evolution Gaming’s Dream Catcher - the game is hosted by a professional presenter and recreates a typical gameshow atmosphere.
Live Spin a Win is played on an actual wheel of fortune, handled by a live dealer. The original release employed an RNG wheel, which was replaced after the players had complained that the software is not synched with the wheel. The numbers are distributed across the wheel in different frequencies, which directly affects the payout rate – 40 is the highest winning number with 40:1 payout rate, as it appears on the wheel just once, as opposed to number 1, which covers 23 positions and offers even money payout.
The players can also bet on Even or Odd numbers with x1.25 and x0.75 payout rate, respectively. If the wheel lands on one of the multipliers, the players’ bets will remain on the table for another spin and the payout rate will be increased by the relevant value. For example, if you bet on 2 and your number wins after the wheel has landed on x7 multiplier, your bet will be settled according to 14:1 rate (7 x 2 = 14, 2:1 being the payout rate for the number 2). Otherwise, x2 and x7 multipliers (should you decide to bet on these specific numbers) pay x25.
Playtech’s Live Spin a Win is a worthy “adversary” of the Evolution Gaming’s wheel, although it does lack two features – there are no Auto Play and Bet All options, both of which are offered in Dream Catcher. Apart from that, the quality of the platform is more than adequate and, if you dislike Evolution’s version of the game for any reason, Playtech’s Spin a Win is a great alternative.