What is your first Monopoly memory? The board game is so popular, that it is safe to assume that everyone has a Monopoly memory? Even a century after its first release, people still swear by it. And that’s probably the reason why we have kept reinventing the game, coming up with new versions and looks to keep the excitement alive while holding on to the nostalgia.
The latest to join the Monopoly brigade is the popular Dream Catcher live casino game. Baptized as Monopoly Live, this new edition has been developed by Evolution Gaming in partnership with Hasbro, the current publishers and rights holders of the original board game. The game will be released on 11th of April 2019. However, it is already taking the live casino industry by storm.
There are some fantastic Monopoly slots as well. So, if you are interested in spinning reels more than wheels, here is our in-depth article on the subject. If you are a fan of game shows, read our post on Deal or No Deal Live. But now, going back to Monopoly Live and what the Live Casino has in store for you.
Everyone is hyped about how the excitement and suspense of the world-leading money wheel game will interweave the unique elements of the immensely popular Monopoly board game and its typical nuances. We already know that the game features a virtual 3D Monopoly world, where Mr Monopoly walks around the familiar board and collects prizes for qualifying players.
What else? Here’s a hint: The game will be equally loved by ‘wheel of fortune’ as by Live Roulette and online slot players.
Read our full review to find out more about this latest sensation in the world of live casino.
The basic game remains the same. The host, in this version Mr Monopoly, spins the super-sized wheel and you (the players) have to predict the segment the wheel it is going to stop at after the spin.
The wheel is divided into 54 equal segments separated by pins, out of which 48 are marked with a number starting from 1 and going up to 48. The other six segments include two ‘Chance’ segments, three ‘2 Rolls’ segments and one ‘4 Rolls’ segment.
You have to simply choose a segment you think the wheel will stop at and bet on that guess. When the wheel stops spinning, if it stops at a numbered segment you had placed your bet on, you win. Simple!
However, there is one little twist and this is where things start to spice up!
If the wheel stops at one of the two ‘Chance’ segments, you get a Chance card from Mr Monopoly. The card has either a random cash prize or a Multiplier bonus. In case it is a cash prize you win the cash amount given on the card. However, if the card says Multiplier bonus, then the host spins the wheel again. When the wheel stops, the winnings get multiplied. If the second spin also stops on a Multiplier, the Multiplier gets multiplied. Confused? Let’s understand it with an example! Say, you bet £100 on the segment 8 and got a Chance card with a 5x Multiplier. Then you win £4,000, that is £100 x 5 x 8. If the second spin results result in a Bonus game, you only win if you had placed your bet on either the ‘2 Rolls’ or the ‘4 Rolls’ segments.
Long story short, just remember that the ‘Chance’ segment results in a cash prize or a multiplier bonus while the ‘2 Rolls’ and ‘4 Rolls’ segments activate the Bonus game. What is the Bonus game now, you ask? The most interesting segment of this game, which will probably revolutionise live casino.
Remember all the sweet dreams that the Monopoly board game sold? From buying and trading, building houses, hotels and even developing whole cities and being rich? It is this special Bonus round in Monopoly Live that will rekindle all those memories and offer more.
As we said before, the ‘2 Rolls’ and ‘4 Rolls’ segments activate the Bonus game, the gateway to the Monopoly world! Here, you join Mr Monopoly in an augmented reality 3D world that resembles the board game. From the word ‘GO’ to Chance and Community Chest, houses and hotels...the game even features the Jail and Super Tax. And you go around this place collecting prizes, multipliers and more. How much you can walk around in this 3D world is determined by...yes you guessed it right...the dice roll.
OK, we now know that the live casino has established a deep connection with the board game with fancy graphics that can keep you entertained all day long. But nobody likes getting bankrupt, be it in the old board game world or in this swanky new live casino 3D world.
To cut to the chase, Monopoly Live has an RTP of 96.23%, which is quite decent. The betting values go from 1 to 10. The minimum you need to spin the wheel is £0.10 and you can raise your bet up to a massive £5,000 per spin. Sounds too much, right? But then the game also offers a chance to win up to £500,000. Did that zeros in the figure make your head spin? Don’t go all woozy yet. We have more information to share.
Like the original game, there is as such no key strategy for Monopoly Live but your good old luck! Like in a Live Roulette game or bingo, what comes up on the wheel is completely random. Of course, when the wheel spins or the dice rolls do not fumble and say all the words of the magic spell correctly. We hope the charm will work!
The Monopoly Live board has three language variants: British English, German and Italian. And like all modern casino games comes with a mobile casino version. So, it can be played from any device be it a desktop, tablet or a smartphone. We promise the 3D experience will be as immersive on the desktop version as on the live mobile casino screen.
Of course, the lovers of Monopoly, Money Wheel and Live Roulette will absolutely love this game. However, we think that there is something very slot-like in this game as well. The graphics and the numbers rolling numbers give you the same thrill as a good video slot. So, we think all slot players will enjoy this game as much as Live Casino players.
Monopoly Live combines live game action and augmented reality, a thing never seen and done so well before that it might redefine Live Casino entertainment forever. But it is not just about cool tech. The game comes with great bonus rounds and offers its players a chance of winning massive multipliers.
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