This innovative take on the classic game of roulette adds a couple of extra features to proceedings without actually altering the game itself. The game plays in the same way and the payouts don’t change either.
It’s based on the European version of roulette and devised by software developer, Playtech; it’s also a fixed odds RNG operated game so there is no human interaction with this game.
If you imagine the bonus round from your average video slot and then attached it to a game of roulette then that is pretty much what you are looking at with Franki Dettori’s Jackpot Roulette.
The Magic Seven Bonus Round
So called due to Franki Dettori’s feat of winning all 7 races on the card at Ascot in 1996, this bonus round has it’s own pocket on the wheel and it’s own space on the betting table.
You need to place a bet on this space to be in with a chance of accessing the bonus round, and the ball needs to land in the pocket as well.
If and when this happens, you will be entered into the bonus round where you will find 20 places on a racetrack from which you need to choose.
Each selection will either reveal a cash prize or a trophy. The cash prize will be between 1x and 5x the bet made which triggered the bonus round, whereas the trophy will multiply the total bonus win by 1x up to a max of 7x – and also show a clip of one of Franki’s famous wins.
This continues until you reveal a ‘collect’ icon when the round will end. The maximum you can win is 280x your initial spin.
Magic 7 Jackpot
This is a progressive jackpot attached to the game, but it doesn’t affect the gameplay in any way.
It is actually two jackpots, the Silver 5 and the Golden 7, and they can trigger after any single spin, even a losing one, but the higher your bet the more chance you have of triggering the jackpot.
On the jackpot screen you will see 12 squares, each one hiding either a gold or a silver trophy. You need to pick them one by one to reveal either:
- 5 Silver Trophies
- 7 Golden Trophies
Whichever comes first will be the jackpot you receive.
The Silver seeds at €7,000 while the Golden seeds at €70,000, but both can grow much higher; see the image at the top of the page for an idea.
For each bet made on the game 0.99% will go towards the jackpot amounts.
The theoretical return to player percentage is a little lower than normal at 95.72% which takes into account the jackpot contribution.
The extra pocket on the wheel gives the house a slightly bigger edge here.