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Do you love roulette but feel like it’s lacking… something? Like it needs just a little more energy? As if it could use a little more zip and zing? Then this is the game for you. The latest evolution of, er, Evolution’s Lightning Roulette, this live-dealer version of the classic casino game is sure to thunder its way into your game rotation.
If you’re not familiar with roulette, firstly, are you a time traveller? Okay, now we have that settled, XXXtreme Lightning Roulette is a new and improved version of Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette. This game has two new features – both different types of lightning strikes – and is much more volatile than its predecessor. This addition to Evolution’s live dealer gaming stable offers lightning-fast rounds, massive potential multipliers, and plays that will satisfy players with an appetite for risk.
XXXtreme Lightning Roulette comprises an automatic standard European wheel with a single 0 and a standard table layout for placing bets. The difference between this and regular roulette is the three lightning strikes that happen after all bets are placed and before the ball lands. Each of these strikes can add various multipliers to random numbers on the board.
From a player perspective, this game works exactly like regular roulette. Players place their bets on single numbers, groups or colours, and the game resolves when the live dealer activates the wheel and the ball lands. However, this game’s major attraction is the lightning strikes that hit the board after betting is closed. Each of these types of lightning strike affects the board by applying various multipliers to random numbers. Once the ball has landed, any winning bets are paid out, and any straight number bets that have received one or more multipliers during the lightning strikes receive those as well.
The highlight of XXXtreme Lightning Roulette is, of course, the series of lightning strikes that give players potential multipliers on their straight number bets. The three types of lightning strike, in order of appearance, are:
You can place any type of bet that you would in standard European roulette, including French bets like voisins, tiers, orphelins and zero, and neighbour bets. (If none of this means anything to you, may we recommend reading our guide to roulette?) However, only straight-number bets qualify to win the multipliers applied during the lightning rounds.
As with regular live-dealer online roulette, all bets are placed before the dealer activates the wheel and ball.
Before discussing strategy, it’s important to note two things about this game:
With these two facts in mind, it makes sense to focus on placing only straight-number bets, right? After all, this is the only way to get multipliers. This is definitely a valid strategy, but it’s also one that could eat away at your bankroll a lot faster than you’d like. Firstly, to make sure you get at least one multiplier (and preferably more), you would need to place bets on more than one single number. The more numbers you play, the more chances at winning, but you’re also risking bigger losses.
Playing a hedging strategy may help mitigate these losses and increase your potential wins. By splitting your bets between straight numbers and groupings, you can mitigate a loss on the former with wins on the latter. The outside/inside/French bets can also add a nice bonus on top of multiplier wins.
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This game is compatible with desktop, laptop and mobile devices, and can be played on all standard operating systems.