PAYOUT & PARLAY BETS FOR THE PLAYER'S WHEEL
“PLAYER’S WHEEL” is essentially the same as the well-known Big
Wheel/Big Six (or Wheel of Fortune) game with the following four
exceptions: (i) the use of a driving system (a motor, a gear box and a
clutch) that engages itself to the wheel to spin it once a designated
player pushes a button, (ii) the duration of the engagement is a
random time (3.0 to 9.9 seconds) which is displayed once a push button
is pressed, (iii) user’s option for side (parlay) bets in addition to
the regular betting areas of the game, and (iv) user’s option for a
bonus payout on the regular betting areas when the Joker or the casino
Logo shows up.
The casino edge on the regular betting areas for the Big Six game,
with and without the bonus payout, is shown. The payout and casino
edge on the parlay bets are also shown. Parlay bets include three
adjacent squares bearing a specific symbol. Players place their Parlay
bets on any of the two side squares of a specific symbol. Players bet
that a specific symbol will show twice in a row. If that symbol does
not show on the first spin, all bets placed on that symbol are
collected by the croupier. If that specific symbol shows on the first
spin, the croupier moves all the bets from the two side squares to the
center square. If that symbol does not show on the second spin, all
bets moved are collected by the croupier. If that specific symbol also
shows on the second spin, players are paid as shown.
The croupier, who controls the game, starts the game by allowing one
of the players to push a button that engages the driving system to the
wheel. A random time is displayed, and a count down takes place. Once
it gets to zero, the system disengages itself from the wheel, which
due to its momentum, continues to spin until it stops and the pointer
will indicate the winning symbol. The wheel spins between 4 and 9
cycles with a total spinning time between 7 and 14 seconds. After each
operation of the motor and the spin of the wheel, and after bets are
settled and new bets are placed, the croupier allows another player to
push a button to spin the wheel.
COMPARING PLAYER’S WHEEL TO THE BIG WHEEL GAME
PLAYER’S WHEEL has the following advantages on the Big Wheel game:
direct and active involvement of the players in the PLAYER’S WHEEL
allows the players rather than the croupier to launch the play and to
assess the result of their own bets.
inclusion of the driving system provides an efficient tool to ensure
that the outcome of the PLAYER’S WHEEL is random and cannot be
the system and the ROG are closed and secured, PLAYER’S WHEEL
increases the level of security to the casino.
the wheel is spun by a motor rather than manually by the croupier,
PLAYER’S WHEEL eliminates the stress and health concerns potentially
imposed on the croupier who deals the Big wheel.
inclusions of the Bonus Payout and the parlay bets increase the
betting options available to the players and provide them with higher
inclusion of the Outcome Display Sign that provides the last 16
winning symbols, attracts immediate attention from the floor, and
encourages players to place a wager.