It’s no exaggeration to say that NetEnt’s Live Dealer Roulette revolutionised the world of Live casino play when it launched towards the end of 2016. Forming an integral part of NetEnt Live, Live Dealer Roulette comes in four variants – Live Roulette, Live Roulette Pro, VIP Live Roulette and Automatic Roulette. There are differences, of course.
Like all of NetEnt’s Live Casino games, Live Dealer Roulette takes place in plush surroundings. When we spin at Live Roulette we do so in a sumptuous bar. VIP Live Roulette unfolds in an ornate hall, resplendent with fountains and red carpets. Live Roulette Pro materializes in a plush mirrored casino hall. Live Roulette Pro requires a higher betting limit – makes sense. Here our betting chip options range between 5.00 – 75,000.00. Both Live Roulette and VIP Live Roulette operate a betting range of 1.00 – 75,000.00. We can still high-roll in any of these variants, giving us options on the lower betting range end.
All of the various Roulette table varieties can be accessed in-game through NetEnt’s Mini Lobby, making it super easy to switch things up if we so wish. If we have placed a bet, the Mini Lobby tab greys-out and becomes unavailable. Not that we would want to switch mid-bet before the wheel has stopped spinning, of course. We place our bets on the Layout in front of us. In Live Roulette Pro we can see the wheel and ball in one of the mirrored walls – a nice flourish. Live Roulette and VIP Live Roulette use a camera switch towards the end of the spin to reveal an angled view of the Roulette wheel. From here it is easier to see the drama of the bouncing ball and experience the anticipation of where it will land.
The ultimate payout in Roulette is 36:1 for a straight-up number. Players usually play their favourites, but alongside the larger payouts come the longer odds. That said, imagine a 36:1 payout on a bet of 75,000. Corners, Streets and Splits make more attractive odds readings, offering 8:1, 11:1 and 17:1, respectively. Lines and Basket bets offer payout bonuses of 5:1 and 6:1, while Dozens and Columns bank a 2:1 payout. Red/Black, Odd/Even, 1-18 and 19-36 bets are the most readily-occurring payouts, offering bet-based bonuses of 1:1.
Live Roulette? Love Roulette. Well, when NetEnt is involved, anyway. The various tables move us around the casino expertly, with NetEnt’s chroma key technology making the gameplay super smooth and silky like the evening gowns we would no doubt see on the RL versions of these plush casino floors.