Spin a Win is a simple game of luck based on a 24-position wheel with a stopper, like big six. It is by Playtech and can be found in their menu of arcade games.Rules
The game is played on roulette-like wheel with 24 numbered slots. The numbers are also colored as follows:
* Red: 1 to 7
* Green: 8 to 13
* Blue: 14 to 18
* Yellow: 19 to 22
* Orange: 23 or 24
In the version I played, the bet amounts were 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 4¢, 5¢, 10¢, and $1.
The following bets are available. Wins are shown on a “for one” basis.
BetPaysRed3.3Green3.9Blue4.6Yellow5.8Orange11.7Red or blue1.9Red or green1.8Green or yellow2.3Blue or orange3.3Yellow or orange3.9Last digit is 17.8Last digit is 27.8Last digit is 37.8Last digit is 47.81 to 82.99 to 162.917 to 242.9Any one number23.4Odd1.9Even1.9In addition, the player may bet whether the next number will be higher or lower than the last one. The following table shows what the lower and higher bets pay on each one. If the same number appears as the last spin, all higher and lower bets will lose.
The following table shows the probability and expected return of all bets except higher and lower. All wins are rounded down to the nearest penny.
ProbabilityReturnRed3.370. .962500Green3.960. .975000Blue4.650. .958333Yellow5.840. .966667Orange11.720. .975000Red or blue1.9120. .950000Red or green1.8130. .975000Green or yellow 2.3100. .958333Blue or orange3.370. .962500Yellow or orange3.960. .975000Last digit is 17.830. .975000Last digit is 27.830. .975000Last digit is 37.830. .975000Last digit is 47.830. . to 82.980. . to 162.980. . to 242.980. .966667Any one number23.410. .975000Odd1.9120. .950000Even1.9120. .950000The following table shows the probability and expected return of the higher and lower bets according to the previous winning number.
Return Table — Under and Over Bets
223.3n/a0. . .970833n/a311.61.10. . . . .81.10. . . . .81.20. . . . .61.30. . . . .91.30. . . . .31.40. . . . .91.50. . . . .61.60. . . . .31.70. . . . .11.90. . . . .92.10. . . . .72.30. . . . .62.60. . . . .52.90. . . . .43.30. . . . .33.90. . . . .34.60. . . . .25.80. . . . .17.80. . . . .111.60. . . . n/a23.30. .041667n/a0.970833Strategy
Strategy in this game is all about bet selection. I offer the following advice:
* Don’t let the game round you down. A safe way to avoid this is to always bet in increments of 10¢.
* Confine yourself to bets that return 97.5%, which is as good as it gets in this game.
Discussion about Spin a Win in my forum at Wizard of Vegas.
Written by:Michael Shackleford