Historians say that people have been gambling for thousands of years. According to the same sources, betting was mentioned in ancient Indian and Chinese texts, while Greeks and Romans enjoyed wagering on dice games. Fast forward to 2022, Play’n GO has launched a new game that brings together three forms of gambling, online slots, horse racing, and money wheel action.
A Thrilling New Launch
Meet Derby Wheel, a unique gameshow type experience that combines the three forms of gambling we mentioned. The simple game begins with the online slot, which takes place on a three-by-three grid. Players have two main objectives: land three matching symbols and get enough Scatters to trigger one of the game’s two bonus rounds.
Designers at the Swedish gaming company have gone over and beyond to deliver a stylish experience that boasts captivating 3D technology and has an exciting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire vibe.
Unlike watching horses race around a track or seeing a physical wheen spin in a casino, Derby Wheel is an experience controlled by a Random Number Generator (RNG). It’s available in multiple RTP configurations, with the highest one being 96.20%. Volatility is high, rated seven out of ten by Play’n GO. Players still have control as they decide when to activate the Horse Racing feature. Derby Wheel is playable across all platforms, with wagering options ranging from $0.05 to $100 for every round.
The slot side of the game comes with five paylines to help create winning combinations. Only five paying symbols appear on the grid, lemons, plums, cherries, BARs, and sevens, paying up to 5x the stake for three of a kind across the line. Derby Wheel doesn’t feature a Wild, although there’s a Scatter that can be used to trigger the game’s bonus rounds.
Derby Wheel has two bonus rounds on offer, and both are activated similarly. The first thing players have to do is land three Scatters during the Main Game. Doing so starts the Fortune Wheel, divided into two segments, Horse Racing and Big Wheel. Once the wheel stops spinning, one of these two bonus rounds will be unlocked.
The Horse Racing bonus can be triggered using the Fortune Wheel or Big Wheel. No matter how you get to it, the rules remain the same. Four horses take part in the race, while players have four betting options to choose from:
- No Bet. This option guarantees a payout. You pick no horse and can claim up to 50x the stake.
- This is a low-volatility option. Players choose the winning horse, with wins reaching 800x their bet.
- Using this medium volatility option, players pick the first and the second horse in the exact order. Payouts go up to 1,800x the stake.
- Choose the first, second, and third horse in the exact order to claim wins of up to 2,800x the wager. This is a highly volatile option.
This bonus round comes into play when three Scatter symbols trigger the Fortune Wheel. Players receive a spin on the Big Wheel to claim multipliers. The Horse Racing feature can be activated through the bonus round.
Derby Wheel is different, which should guarantee a distinctive playing experience. The game is simple, easy to play, and it’s more than capable of entertaining a broad audience of players. We enjoyed its game show element, and we’re sure you’ll do as well.