Playtech Live Roulette has been constantly evolving to the point that in 2023 they have a very comprehensive selection of tables.
The more traditional looking tables and studio environment are a thing of the past. Roulette is now streamed from a modern studio with modern tables and an interface that meets the demands of the modern player.
The result is a fantastic array of choice for the discerning live Roulette player.
European and French Roulette are the main choices, with variants such as Speed, Themed and local language Roulette also available.
Playtech Live Roulette is streamed from 3 studios, each having their own unique playing look and feel.
Playtech calls them “Experiences” rather than “studios” in the playing lobby. I’ll call them both to make it easy.
The roulette playing interface has gone through a number of transformations into something that is now completely compatible with Desktop, Mobile and Tablet devices.
Everything is laid out to make betting and obtaining information very easy.
The playing actions you take most are laid out across the bottom of the interface, making it easy for you to place, double or remove bets.
Other options used less frequently are tucked away in drop down menus to the side of the screen. Others, like statistics, can be opened permanently, allowing you to see how the wheel is playing across the whole range of key statistics.
The roulette playing interface contains the following options:
European Roulette which is played with a single zero and has a RTP of 97.30% is the standard Live Dealer Roulette game at Playtech.
It’s currently the only format available on the tables, but does come in two playing options, Standard and French Roulette (which I’ll explain a Little further down the page).
The European Roulette tables are located across two of the twos and three of the playing experiences, so you’re bound to find a version to suit your playing preferences.
I like the Grand Royale roulette table, with the Pearl and Diamond Roulette tables from the Sapphire Experience a close second.
With the Grand Royale Table you get close ups of the wheel , while the other studio versions limit you to more longer range views of the tables.
Betting times vary across the tables & studios as can the spin to spin times, which vary between 41 seconds to 50 seconds.
French Roulette or La Partage is the traditional way of playing and presenting roulette.
The wheel and bet types are the same, just the betting grids differ with a slightly different layout.
The exception is the La Partage rule is in operation on this table.
If you’ve placed an even money (outside bet), like odds/evens, red/black, etc, and the ball lands in Zero, you get half your stake back.
While the RTP for European Roulette is 97.30%, French Roulette with La Partage has an RTP of 98.65%.
It’s somewhat obvious that French Roulette is better to play statistically, as it has a lower house edge on even money bets.
If you’re playing inside bets the RTP is the same as European Roulette.
Like all other live casino suppliers, Playtech provides a European and French skin for the same table. They are listed separately in the lobby giving you the choice of which game to load.
American Roulette is the original version of roulette, that all roulette tables are based on.
It’s not that popular across certain parts of the world because of the two zeros on the wheel. This gives the house a greater edge than games with a single zero.
Personally I don’t understand why you’d play this version when you have a choice of others that have a better rate of return.
You won’t be able to bet on sections of the wheel using the racetrack, but you can bet on neighbours which achieves a similar outcome.
If you like Multi Camera angles and close up views of the dealer and wheel, Prestige Roulette is the game for you.
There is no table in this game, just a wheel with the dealer sitting to one side.
The wheel is in it own studio environment, which is quiet so lends itself well to chatting with the dealer.
Betting time is about 16 seconds during which you see the dealer in close up and from different angles.
In truth this game is all about the wheel and ball, with most of the game round spent in close up watching the wheel.
I really like this because it shows a high level confidence with a game. Nothing is hidden from the players views, which adds a great trust factor.
The wheel is spun from the last winning number and in an alternating direction for each spin.
The spin to spin for a game round is 46 seconds.
Playtech Speed Roulette has been developed for players that like a quicker game of roulette.
Time has been shaved off the betting time window, which is about 10 seconds on this table.
The dealer also acts faster, giving a spin to spin time of 35 secs which is 6 seconds quicker than the normal roulette tables.
Again, there is no table, just a wheel and it’s located among other general play Blackjack tables, which makes it a nosier table to play.
Given that its purpose is speed play I can understand why a separate environment hasn’t been created for it.
Spread Bet Roulette offers players an alternative way of playing roulette.
The main game is standard roulette. The spread Bet part is a side bet you can place alongside the main bets or even on its own.
You’re betting on the winning number falling with a particular number range.
Predefined odds are assigned to the ranges, with the lowest paying even money 1:1 and the highest 400:1.
As side bets go, this is popular in land based and online, with this version being the first for Live Dealer Casinos.
Quantum Roulette is another non standard game of roulette., that use an auto wheel with a presenter providing a running commentary.
This game comes with up to 5 multipliers that can be assigned to straight up numbers on the wheel.
The highest is 500x while the lowest is 50x. There is an additional boost available that will double or triple previously assigned multipliers up to a max of 500x.
The multipliers are only available on Straight up bets, with none multiplier numbers only paying 29:1!.
Mega Fire Blaze Roulette Live is another live roulette game with multipliers. What makes this game different is a few things.
This game has huge potential and is fun to play. It keeps your interest going all the time if you bet sensibly and use an appropriate strategy to play.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Live Roulette is a collaboration between Playtech and Sony.
This live roulette game has Multipliers and a bonus round that pays even more multipliers as long as you answer the questions correctly.
Features like Ask The Audience and 50-50 help to uncover the correct answer as you navigate your way up the prize ladder.
The top prize is a 2000x multiplier, while base wins of 100x are not uncommon.
Playtech Spin & Win Roulette is another European Roulette game, like Quantum Roulette that has multipliers.
The difference with Spin & Win Roulette is one multiplier is generated that is applied to all the straight-up numbers in one go.
So every number on the wheel is given the same payout, which can vary from 17x right up to 99x.
It’s a tricky game to play, as the reduced payouts will change your betting style.
Of course, you could use a Spin & Win Roulette Strategy to help.
Playtech Slingshot Roulette or Automatic Roulette is surprisingly one of the most popular live roulette games.
It’s essentially a hybrid game consisting of a real wheel and ball that is controlled by a computer and compressed air.
There’s obviously no chat or frills for this game. It’s a wheel and betting grid.
Betting time is 15 seconds, but what surprised me is the spin to spin times.
Prime Slingshot comes in at 60 seconds a game while SlingShot 2 takes a full 75 seconds, both much slower than their live dealer counterparts.
A RNG (Random Number Generator) engine is not used to determine the wining numbers, that’s just down to the wheel, ball and gravity.
Themed roulette tables are a popular way of engaging with existing and potentially new players.
Generally if there is a major sporting event, like the football World Cup or the Olympics or a significant date in the calendar like Christmas, Easter & Halloween, there’s an excuse for a themed table.
Playtech is actually the best at producing these types of tables.
Specific dealers are bought in to run the games with most having specific skills or knowledge on the subjects.
Playtech Age of the Gods Roulette goes one step further than the themed tables.
This concept is about bringing together popular slot themes and extending them into a live casino product.
Ages of the Gods Roulette is part of the Progressive Jackpot network, where for part of the stake you have the chance to win a massive jackpot.
The video shows a small jackpot being won!
Native Language tables are almost expected these days. Playtech has an array of them. English is the default language but local language tables are also available.
The most obvious is the Mandarin language tables at the Emperors Palace Studio.
Italian can be found on the Triumph Roulette table and Russian on the Ruletka table.
Deutsches Roulette is available in a dark and modern studio at all Playtech Casinos.
Even the UK which is already English gets its own table with UK Roulette, hosted by a native UK dealer.
Playtech has done a great job is designing the playing interface for Mobile players.
In a word it’s intelligent, so you haven’t got to hunt around for options when you’re playing.
When it’s betting time, the betting grid is maximised and the video display minismises so you have no trouble in laying your bets. When betting time is over the video of the wheel is made bigger so you can see the action as it unfolds.
Switching between Landscape and Portrait modes is seamless, you get a good playing experience with both, which is unusual with Mobile Live Roulette.
Playtech has a really great live roulette product. It’s slick on all devices and there are different experiences across all tables.
They are not all the same.
Some you’ll get close up views of the wheel and dealer, others, you’ll see a wider view.
Betting times and Spin to Spin for the game rounds change across the tables.
The differences aren’t much, but can make a difference depending on how you like to play.
You will have a good playing experience, there’s no doubt. The mobile live roulette is truly impressive.