Lightning Dice Review
Dice have been involved in gambling games for thousands of years. There's a beautiful simplicity of throwing a six sided cube and wagering on the outcome of a throw. Evolution Gaming are hoping to capitalise on this simplicity with another of their live game shows. Lightning Dice involves the roll of just three dice. Can you predict the result to win increased multipliers? And will lightning strike for a boosted result?
Lightning Dice is a studio based casino game show created by Evolution Gaming. The studio room is dimly lit, also known as a gold and black art deco environment, with the main focus on a transparent Lightning Tower. We are guessing that The Empire State Building is the inspiration behind the setting! The Lighning Tower is full of bumps and angles that the dice hit as they're dropped in from the top. It's a very similar to the money drop machines that you see in an arcade. The presenter not only interacts with the players but also sets off the machine to drop the dice.
How To Play Lightning Dice
The aim of Lightning Dice is to predict the outcome of a roll of three dice. This means wagering on whether the result will be 3 (3 x 1s) through to 18 (3 x 6s). Each result has a multiplier and this is your win should you bet on the right outcome. The multipliers range from x5 through to x150 and these are determined by the odds of the result occurring. So threes and eighteens are both x150 at the start of play. Players can choose to wager on one or more results! Starting bets are 20p but this can be increased to £500.
Wagering is simple. Just select the numbers you think that will be rolled. Before the dice are rolled and betting has closed lightning strikes the numbers to boost the multiplier on one or more random numbers. This boost can be as high as x1000! Once the lightnining boost has been completed the presenter fires off the dice from the top of the tower. This is done by pulling a lever. The dice then fall through the tower to determine the result. The drop of the dice and the result are all shown on camera.
Lightning Dice Strategy
Lightning Dice is a game of chance but you can increase your odds of winning by focusing on the mid-range numbers. When we played the majority of results fell between 8 and 13. Before you start wagering on the game do take a look at the results history so you can see how the dice are rolling Of course the multiplers are lower in this range because the chances of these numbers being rolled are much higher. If you look at the probability of getting these numbers then you'll find it's 9.7% (8), 11.6% (9), 12.5% (10), 12.5% (11), 11.6% (12) and 9.7% (13).
Although the lightning boost multiplier is random, there does seem to be a tendancy for the very big boosts (x500 and x1000) to be on the more unlikely results. This is perhaps unsurprising given that the odds of 3 or 18 being the result is 1% (0.5% respectively). People do win with the boosted multiplier but these aren't as frequent. As you can't predict which numbers are going to be boosted this is a feature that's not worth worrying about.
Gambling on the result of the throw of a dice is as raw as you can get. Lightning Dice simply takes the basicity of this and adds a bit of theatre. The live presenter, transparent tower and art deco setting combined with the lightning boost all work well together. Games are fast and furious so just be aware of this and keep an eye on your wagering. The time limit to place wagers is very short and we'd like to see this increased.
That said we did enjoy playing Lightning Dice and picked up a few wins by concentrating wagers on selected numbers. Unfortunately none of these wins were boosted by the lightning. Overall this is another fun live casino game show from Evolution Gaming. We found Monopoly Live to be more involved and interesting plus it can be played from just 10p. The presenters are good although you don't have to interact with them or chat to play.