This European roulette variant is by Switch Studios, who have come up with a ‘first of its’ kind’ game with Roulette Mega Moolah.
It is a standard game in terms of the layout and the wheel, but has multipliers and a progressive jackpot attached, all controlled by an RNG.
Bets can be placed from 25p up to £500, and up to 200x stake can be won in the base game, not accounting for the jackpot of course.
How to Play the Game
There is nothing new to learn for the player here; bets are placed using a chip value selection and drag and drop system, and all the usual bet types and payouts are available.
The only thing to be aware of with this game is that regular straight up bets have had their payout reduced to 29:1, but there is a good reason for this.
The multipliers in the game allow payouts of up to 200:1 when they hit, so the ability for higher wins has to be balanced somewhere.
It’s a very simple interface, nothing special to look at but perfectly easy on the eye, however there are a few little extra betting features that are a welcome inclusion.
For example, there is a ‘random 3’ betting button, which will choose 3 different numbers to place a bet on at the current chip value. It’s a bit like selecting a lucky dip in the lottery, but nice for anyone who wants to leave it up to fate.
There is also a racetrack button which will change the betting board view, and a favourites button from where you can build any bet combinations you particularly like and choose between them.
Once happy you hit the spin button and the screen will show the wheel as well as select any multipliers, which we will come onto next.
As for the Mega Moolah twist, this only really applies to the jackpot, so it isn’t a themed game in that sense, you won’t find any lions or giraffes on the betting board or anything. You can, however, see the current value of each jackpot at the bottom of the screen, along with scrolling information such as when each was last won, etc.
This only happens after all bets have been placed, but once the numbers have been chosen they will also be assigned a random multiplier value that can be anything from 40x to 200x.
You will need to already have a bet on the number before it becomes lucky in order to benefit from any multiplier, but assuming you have done so, you will get the multiplier that is applied to the winning number.
This means a bet of £10 on number 21, that is chosen as a lucky number and give a 60x multiplier, will win £600.
In standard roulette the maximum payout is 35:1 for a straight up, so you can see that the potential for bigger wins on each spin is there with this game thanks to the multipliers.
Helpfully, any lucky numbers you do have a bet on will also show the bet amount you have placed when the number is selected, so you can see which of the lucky numbers you want to be rooting for.
These lucky numbers are also very important for the progressive jackpot though, and here’s how.
In the same way that a lucky number is applied a random multiplier, each lucky number can also be turned into a Mega Moolah number instead.
This can happen to more than one number on the same spin, and the chances of it happening increase the more money you play for, although it can happen on any bet size.
If you have bet on a lucky number that becomes a Mega Moolah number, and then that number is hit, you will progress to the bonus round, where you will find out which jackpot you have won.
There are four:
- Mega – Yellow
- Major – Green
- Minor – Red
- Mini – Black
The Mega jackpot is the headliner, usually worth multiple millions, while the major is more likely to stand in the tens of thousands, the minor in the hundreds, and the mini in the tens or even single figures.
In order to find out which jackpot you have won, you need to spin a wheel that has colours and symbols instead of numbers, with each colour representing one of the jackpots as demonstrated above.
Once the ball settles on a colour that jackpot amount will be paid out to you, and you will also collect any other money that was won on the base game.
The theoretical return to player percentage for this game is the regular 97.30%.
This is despite the changes; where the game has been tweaked in one area it has been rebalanced in another.
That said, while the RTP remains the same, the amount of that theoretical return that comes out in the base game via straight up bets will be lower, because the multipliers soak some of it up.