Money Drop by Playtech is a live dealer casino game released in 2021. It boasts an RTP of 96-97.2% with a minimum bet of $0.10 and a $500 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and offers a creative experience based on the popular UK TV show.
A quick look at this game’s large, colorful wheel and flashy style makes it seem like a typical live dealer wheel game. Once you look a bit deeper, though, it becomes clear that Playtech cooked up some very innovative ideas in the Live Money Drop game.
|Game name||Live Money Drop|
|Game type||Game Shows|
|Bet range||€$0.10 - €$500|
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The Playtech Money Drop game takes the core idea of casino games and flips it on its head. Winning a huge multiplier here is easy. Keeping it for yourself is the hard part.
With the rising popularity of Game Shows at live casinos, live tables such as these are becoming more interesting. Live casino game shows are focused on entertainment above all else. As such, The Money Drop Live delivers premium-quality footage from Playtech’s purpose-built set. It’s presented by professionals whose main job is to keep the audience engaged and entertained. Our Playtech Money Drop review made it quite clear that this goal was achieved. From the betting options to the unique blend of live streaming and CGI, this game can keep you glued to your screen for hours on end.
Inspired by the Channel 4 game show The £100K Drop, The Money Drop is all about balancing risk and reward. It’s a completely unique idea, though, so you may need some time getting used to how The Money Drop Live works.
The Money Drop by Playtech is divided into two distinct stages.
The first stage is most similar to other live dealer specialty games that include a wheel. You’re presented with a large Wheel of Fortune-type setup and 8 different wagering options. These are mostly distinguished by the multiplier that you’ll be awarded at the end of the first stage and include:
The basic premise is easy to understand. If you bet on 30x and the wheel pointer lands on that section, you get a 30x multiplier on your stake. You can bet on any number of positions per round, including all eight.
If this sounds like an easy way to get a lot of money, don’t get too excited just yet. Your cash still has to get through the second stage – the Money Drop itself.
Before the Drop, you’ll be presented with four different platforms titled A, B, C, and D. Your job is to distribute your winnings from the first stage among these four platforms.
Once you’re done distributing, 3 of the 4 platforms will be “dropped”, forfeiting any money on them.
As you may imagine, the goal is to correctly guess which platform will not be dropped. You can place money on any number of platforms and distribute it any way you want. For example, placing money on all 4 platforms guarantees a profit, but your winnings may end up being quite small. Conversely, you can go for “all or nothing” and put it on just one platform, which will only give you a 25% chance of winning.
You can also just click Auto Stack, which lets the game choose for you. Generally, it will simply make 4 equal stacks – which is arguably the safest way to play the game.
Importantly, there may be more drops than one. The bets with higher multipliers in the first round need to go through multiple drops. For instance, if you win a 100x multiplier in the first stage, the game goes through two drops. If you retain any money after the first drop, you simply need to distribute it again using the same 4 platforms.
Winnings are cashed out only you still have money after all the required drops are completed.
In Playtech Money Drop, The x8 bet is a special case. It drops money only once, but you can only put money on a single platform in the second stage.
Card Clash and Winning Zones are special bets which we’ll discuss below.
The paytable for Money Drop by Playtech is hard to explain in traditional means. 7 of the 8 core wagers have fixed payouts, but the money you actually end up with is vastly different. Refer to our section o how to play Money Drop by Playtech for more details.
However, the wagers all come with different RTP rates and probability of hitting on the first round. You’ll find this information in the table below. Also, we’ve included the number of drops in the second stage for each type of wager.
|Bet/Multiplier||Number of Drops||Probability||RTP|
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Note that all of these values are presented with both rounds taken into account. The second stage of the game comes with a 0% house edge on its own, so the values are unchanged. Playtech Money Drop house edge is at its lowest for Winning Zones, Card Clash, x1,000, x30, and x15.
The base game is fairly engaging, but the complete Money Drop live casino offer doesn’t end there. Players have access to two additional bet types not covered in our how to play section.
Other Money Drop game features include typical Playtech options like audio/video settings, bet/result history, and more.