Roulette MultipliersMultipliers have long been a feature in games like online slots, but in recent years they have been implemented into online roulette variants too, as yet another way to make the game more interesting and dynamic.

A multiplier is a simple concept; the prize for the win ends up being a multiple of the player’s initial stake. So a winning stake of £5 that gets a 10 times multiplier will pay out £50.

The multiplier will usually be written as an ‘x’, so in our above example the multiplier would be displayed as 10x – ten times the stake. It’s no different to a payout ratio when you think about it, since a straight up bet that pays out at 35:1 is essentially a 35x multiplier.

Roulette games have used this idea to offer the chance to win much greater returns than usual, by either selecting ‘special’ numbers on each spin that have the ability to pay out way higher than a regular straight up bet, or by adding an extra space to the wheel that pays out a randomly assigned multiplier amount that is different on each spin.

Mega Fire Blaze Roulette

Playtech
Mega Fire BLaze Roulette Bonus Round INterface

Mega Fire Blaze Roulette uses multipliers as part of a would be bonus round.

By selecting specific special numbers on the board before each spin a gateway to the bonus round is created, so anyone with straight up bets on those special numbers gets through should the ball land on one of them.

The amount the bonus round is worth is decided by random multipliers dropping onto a grid across three 'spins' of the bonus game. This will end up unlocking one of 4 jackpots, that are actually just pre-set multiplier amounts between 20x and 2000x.

Multifire Roulette

Switch Studios
Multifire Roulette Multiplier

Once your bets are locked in, the RNG in this game will select between 3 and 5 numbers to be boosted, and give them a random multiplier amount. If you have a straight up bet on any of those numbers then you are in with a chance to win a boosted payout.

The ball needs to land on the boosted number for the boosted payout to come into effect, of course, but if it does then the win can be worth between 50x and 500x.

The regular payout for a non-boosted winning straight up bet has been dropped to 29:1 to account for these occasional boosts, so it is all down to luck and fortunate timing as to whether or not the trade off works out.

Luck o'the Roulette

Win Studios
Luck othe Roulette Wheel

This game uses multipliers along with an extra space on the wheel to create potentially bigger payouts.

The wheel has an additional outer ring showing a variety of different sized multipliers from 15x to 60x as well as a pot of gold symbol, which actually just means 100x your stake.

After all bets but before each spin, the outer ring will tick around to select the multiplier that will be on offer for that particular spin. This is different every time.

The wheel itself also has an extra space, the pot of gold, and should you make a successful bet on it then the multiplier that was decided before the spin took place will be granted to you.

Superboost Roulette

Core Gaming Ltd
Superboost Roulette Boosts Layout

Another game, this time RNG based, which selects up to 5 special numbers once all bets are placed and gives them a boosted multiplier should the ball land on them.

The multiplier is random and can be anything from 50x to 1000x, but regular no boosted straight up wins have been reduced to 29:1  compensate for this.

You will need to have a straight up bet on one of the boosted numbers in order to win the multiplied payout, of course, and the boosts do not have an impact on any other bet types.

Golden Chip Roulette

Yggdrasil
Golden Chip Roulette

Any straight up bet placed in Golden Chip Roulette becomes 'golden', and the payout you will receive if the bet wins will not be the regular 35:1.

Instead, once all bets are placed, the multiplier wheel will spin and whatever it lands on will be the payout for straight up bets for that game.

This can be anything from 10x to 500x, so it varies widely, but only two of the possible multipliers are less than 35:1. These are the 10x and 20x multipliers, the rest will all result in a higher payout, but the higher the multiplier, the fewer times it appears on the multiplier wheel.

 

Key Bet Roulette

Barcrest
Key Bet Roulette Outer Disc

An additional outer ring accompanies the traditional roulette wheel in this game, and it contains a number of different multiplier amounts from 20x to 'The Pot' - which is 100x your stake.

After all bets are placed and locked in the outer ring will randomly select a multiplier amount that will be up for grabs during that spin.

There is also an additional space on the wheel and betting board known as the 'Key Bet'. If you bet on the space and the ball lands on it, you will win the multiplier that has been chosen.

Quantum Roulette

Playtech
Quantum Roulette Multipliers

In Quantum Roulette, up to 5 special numbers are selected after betting has closed, and these numbers are then given multiplier values of between 50x and 500x.

Straight up bets on these special numbers stand to win the multiplier amount rather than the regular 35:1 should the ball land on them. These multipliers can even be increased now and again if the Quantum Boost or Quantum Leap features randomly trigger.

There is also an automated version of this game that operates in the exact same way but is played without a presenter.

Lightning Roulette

Evolution Gaming
Lightning Roulette Reveal

This is a European roulette variant. After all bets have been placed and the live presenter has called no more bets, lightening strikes the betting board and 'electrifies' up to 5 different numbers.

These numbers are then given a random multiplier value of between 50x and 500x, so anyone with straight up bets on them can now potentially win a lot more than the standard 35:1.

That said, in order to balance the game with these higher payouts, regular non electrified straight up bets have actually had their payout ratio reduced to 29:1.