Big Six is an alternative name given
to The Wheel of Fortune and is found in a plentiful supply of offline
and online casinos like
Unibet. In the United States the
game is played on a large vertical wheel usually spun by a scantily clad
young lady. Think the Pleasure Pit at Planet Hollywood and you get the
picture. Each slot on the wheel will contain dollar bills of various
denominations, and these represent your potential winnings. It’s a
simple game. You choose a slot, the dealer spins the wheel and if it
lands in your space you win, and if not you lose.
The biggest payout is the joker, and
logo, that pays out at odds of 40 to 1 in Las Vegas and 45 to 1 in
Atlantic City. This lowers the house edge on these bets to 14.81%. Not
exactly a game meant for a long-term profit.
The game is also a crowd pleaser in the
region of Macau in Asia. The most lucrative gambling strip in the world
also uses a large vertical wheel, but the pockets contain different
colours instead of bills of currency. The best bet is tied between three
colours: orange, purple and green at 7.69% with a house edge of 15.38%.
Other versions exist, around the world,
each with their own little idiosyncrasies. One such example is Australia
where the game is called The Big Wheel. In the land of Oz the slots are
defined by a variety of Australian animals such as Koala’s, Emu’s and