If you like the Roulette game found on the ITBox Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) in all William Hill and similar bookmakers shops in the UK, then you’ll no doubt be delighted to hear that you can now play a very similar game online with Betfair Casino. Yes, rather than having to physically visit a William Hill (or other) bookies, you can sit at home in the comfort of your pyjamas, and play ITBox style roulette at your own convenience, and without getting pestered by the local homeless guys for change (trust me, I had that happen many times when playing at the bookmakers – William Hill, Coral, Paddy Power and others). Isn’t the Internet great? You can now beat the bookies from your own home avoiding all that travel and hassle!
The Betfair Casino version of this William Hill ITBox style roulette game is called Pinball Roulette. It’s a little different to the William Hill version in that the pinball area itself is a bit more interactive (with bumpers etc), but apart from that its basically the same game. The bonus also works a little differently – you can get up to 10x your winnings with the Betfair bonus version, whereas the William Hill roulette that I used to play had a maximum 3x bonus available. The wheel is made up of 37 numbered sections – so is a single zero (2.63% house edge) game. Payoffs for numbers are exactly the same as in normal roulette (i.e. straight up number is 35 to 1, split number is 17 to 1 etc). The roulette betting layout is the same as usual (see below) – but with wheel sections additionally easier to bet on by simply clicking on numbers in a line at the base of the screen.
When you press bet the screen changes and the pinball game begins. The pinball enters the playing field, and then bounces off nails and bumpers until it reaches its final destination at the base of the screen (a single number).
You are then told the outcome of your bet (just as you are in the William Hill ITbox version). You can either collect your winnings, or gamble them. If you choose to gamble, the playing field changes again and another pinball is released. If you’re lucky the gamble will result in a win of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or even 10x your winnings stake (and if not, well, you took a gamble right?).
Pinball Roulette from Betfair Casino is a great game to play, and I believe it will be very popular. Don’t forget that Betfair Casino offer a match play casino bonus to new players, of up to £75 (terms and conditions of usage are on their website). Best of luck playing Pinball Roulette! A free-to-play fun version is also available at Betfair Casino if you want to practice.