Everyone loves to spin wheels specially if they offer you some prizes. Remember the old Indian kulfi seller (still can be seen in remote villages) who used to have a small colorful wheel in front of his bicycle handle and at the back he had that cold box carrying cool kulfis (ice creams). When he rang the bell the kids used to gather around the cycle and he would demand 5 or 10 paisa to spin the wheel (it was old type lottery it seems) and when he did the arrow on the wheel stopped at a number (the numbers were from (0-10) and if you landed on any number that many kulfis you got to enjoy. If you landed on zero then none which means you lost the money you staked.
Well this was an old Indian village lottery wheel. But here we are talking about a popular casino game called the Big six money wheel. This game is popular in many countries like US, UK, Australia and even at Indian casinos.
About the big six wheel
As the name suggests, Big Six Wheel is game that is built around a spinning wheel that is marked by a set of numbers or symbols. The wheel is divided into equal segments and spokes separate each segment. Located at the top of the vertical wheel is a flexible piece of rubber or leather, which provides the friction on the spokes of the wheel to slow the wheel to a halt. The number or symbol of the segment that the wheel is stopped on determines the winner.
The vertical wheel has a total of 54 Segments; 52 are marked by numbers or symbols, while the remaining two are jokers or another logo of some kind. You must place bets on which segment of the wheel they expect the stopper to stop on. The ‘big six’ comes form the six different payoffs available on the wheel. Some segments share the same number or symbol, giving them a higher probability of being the winner. There are a number of Big Six Wheel variations that are played around the world that are all played a little bit differently. Big Six Wheel also goes by a number of other names, such as Wheel of Fortune, Money Wheel, Big Wheel, and Lucky Wheel.
How to play the big six money wheel
Playing the money wheel is very simple and requires no skill. Just place your bet before the big six money wheel is spun. When all bets are placed, the dealer grabs one side of the wheel and spins the wheel with a strong pull and push downward action.
The wheel then makes a few turns and slowly grinds to a stop. The marked number the indicator points to when the wheel stops is the winning number and payoff amount. You may bet on one or more numbers at the same time. Below are the groups division and number of slots in each group, the odds, payoffs and house edge.
The available bets
There are six different ways for players to bet on Big Six Wheel. The wheel will offer 6 different segments for players to bet on. Each segment is labeled with a monetary value or symbol, depending on the variation of Big Six Wheel being played. Each of the 6 segments appears at a different frequency giving players different odds that they can use to determine the most logical bet. The dealer will turn the wheel once and wherever the wheel stops determines the winning wager. In other words, a Big Six Wheel can be broken up into monetary segments with a $1 segment appearing most frequently, giving it better odds but a lower payout.
It is important to take into account the house edge when sizing up the available bets for Big Six Wheel. House edge is the way that casinos make money. On each bet you place the casino has a built-in profit system that allows them to take a very small percentage of your winnings. If you bet $1 on a coin toss and win $1 for your wager, then you are getting what’s called an even number bet, or true odds. At casinos, you aren’t always getting the true odds. The house edge is the difference between the true odds and the odds that the casino pays you when you win. The house edge can vary for Big Six Wheel so you will want to find out the house edge for the casino you are playing at and the variation of Big Six Wheel that you are playing.
Bix six wheel variants
There are a number of variants of the game, that divide the wheel into a different number of segments, use different symbols in the segments, and have different odds if a symbol is selected.
Money wheel is a game variant that is most common in United States’ casinos and the wheels segments are represented with monetary values. The available wheel segments are as follows: 23 – $1 spots, 15 – $2 spots, 8 – $5 spots, 4 – $10 spots, 2 – $20 spots, and 2 joker or casino spots. Placing a $1 bet on the $1 Spot and you will get paid even money; bet $1 on the $2 spot and the payout is 2 to 1; $1 on the $5 spot and get paid 5 to 1; and so forth. The joker or casino spots have the highest payout of 40 to 1.
The house edge for Big Six Wheel is the highest of almost all casino games. In the United States the house edge can vary anywhere from 11.1 percent on the $1 bet to more than 24 percent on the joker or casino logo. Money wheel is also popular in Australia, where the house edge is 7.69 percent on all bets with payouts of 47:1, 23:1, 11:1, 5:1, 3:1, and 1:1.
Dice wheel offers a very different representation of wheel segments. In dice wheel the wheel is labeled with symbols that represent some of the 216 possible combinations of three dice. Like money wheel, the same symbol will appear on more than one segment. Players will place their wagers on the numbers 1 through 6. The object of the game is to choose a number that will appear most frequently on the symbol the wheel lands on. For example, if a player chose the number 1 and the wheel stopped on a segment with one of the dice showing a 1, then that player would be paid 1 to 1. If the number wagered appears on two dice, then the dealer will pay 2 to 1, and so forth.
Dice wheel is very rarely played in casinos and is more popular as a carnival or party game. The symbolism of the game is supposed to loosely represent a number of dice based games but with a greater house advantage.
Other variants that you can find at different casinos around the world are based around a wheel that is 1.5 meters in diameter and divided into 52 segments. Like dice wheel, this variant uses symbols to label the segments. The symbols are usually the letters A through G. Other than that the game is almost exactly the same as traditional money wheel, with the odds and house edge varying slightly from country to country.
There are a few additional variants that are played rarely in the United States. They usually incorporate a different symbols or odds to represent the segments of the wheel. One of the variants, Mississippi Derby, uses horses as symbols for the wheel segments. Players will bet on the horse that they think will “win” or what horse symbol the wheel will land on. The payoffs will vary based on the number of times a horse appears on the wheel. The purpose of this variant is to represent a horse race for players to wager on.
Rules of the game
In the Big six money wheel as said above contain 54 individual slots or spaces.Each space will display a specific dollar amount – $1, $2, $5, $10, or $20 – along with two special “Logo” spaces adorned with the casino’s emblem or a similar image. Players are able to place wagers of any amount (beginning with $1 and running upward to the house limit) on one or more of these spaces.
When the wheel completes its last revolution, the space which has been landed on determines the winning wagers, and all bets are paid off at exact odds (1 to 1 for $1 spaces, 2 to 1 for $2 spaces, 5 to 1 for $5 spaces, and so on down the line).
Each of the two spaces carrying the casino logo pays out at 40 to 1 under Las Vegas rules (which are standard to everywhere in the United States except for Atlantic City). When playing in Atlantic City, you’ll find that both of the Logo spaces pay out at 45 to 1 odds.
When playing at Indian casinos you have to follow their norms which comes to play and can be known from the casino desk at the casino you wish to play at.
Big six wheel basic strategy
As this is a game of chance so in terms of strategy for Big Six Wheel there is very little you can do to gain the upper hand. The odds really tell you all there is to know when betting on Big Six Wheel. If you are interested in making money then the logical bets to make would be on the segments with the highest odds. Obviously a bet on a $1 slot has a high probability of hitting, therefore it’s the safest bet for you to make. Additionally, the house edge is the lowest for $1 spots, meaning you get the highest percentage of your winnings possible.
Many people playing Big Six Wheel will try to develop an idea of how many rotations the wheel will complete before coming to a stop. The theory is that by doing so they can guess with relative certainty where the wheel will stop with each turn. Typically the dealer will change the way he or she spins the wheel to give players a variety of results, and to also avoid being predictable. He or she may alternate speeds with each turn or even which hand they use to spin the wheel, as to ensure that no two spins are identical. There is no strategy that will give you an advantage in this regard, making Big Six Wheel essentially a game of chance.
Where to play Big six wheel in India
You can play Big Six Money wheel game in Indian casinos. The Deltin casino in Goa has this game in their gaming floor and you can enjoy it like many other games. To know the wagering requirement or betting amount of this game either you will need to visit the casino yourself or ask them by contacting the casino staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at +91 9819698196
You can enjoy at other land based Indian casinos as well. Also you can try your luck by playing at online casinos both in India and international casinos where this game is available to you easily. Note that depositing now at international online casinos to play games is not a problem as you can do so with your own INR currency and with easy Indian friendly options.