Playtech have added two new extra bets to the table in this strangely named roulette variation. There is no explanation as to what the ‘AR’ stands for – perhaps alternative roulette? – but that’s by the by.
It’s an RNG based game and there are demo versions available, so you can take it at your own pace and figure out whether you think the extra bets are worth a chance.
A nice addition for players who don’t like the more gimmicky add ons but do want a little bit of variation.
The game is based on European roulette, so there is just the single zero, and the setup and layout are pretty much as you would expect.
If you look at the image above though, you can see we have highlighted to two new bets on the table. These are the black, odd and 0, and the red, even and 0.
These bets cover every number that falls into both categories plus the zero as listed here:
|Black, Odd + 0||Red, Even + 0|
This makes them the only outside bets to also cover the zero, but they obviously only cover nine numbers in total.
The payout is 3:1 for any number except the zero, which has a payout of 2:1 for these bets. Compare that to a 2:1 payout for a 12 number bet or an 8:1 payout for a 4 number bet, and you can decide for yourself whether you think it is fairly priced or not.
Placing any regular bet will retain the standard theoretical return to player percentage of 97.30%.
However, when you mix these new special bets into the equation the RTP drop to 94.60%. Quite a drop.