Leading provider of Live Casino solutions Evolution Gaming has launched its visually stunning super-sized new Dream Catcher Lucky Wheel. The vertical wheel comes with silver and gold 2x and 7x multiplier segments and was created using a precision-engineered bespoke wheel which was built exclusively for Evolution by TCSJOHNHUXLEY. Dream Catcher is the first title in a brand-new game category for Evolution — Live Lucky Wheel.
The wheel incorporates a similar multi HD camera studio to their award-winning Immersive Roulette and offers an ‘immersive’ online live gaming experience. This enhances the player experience as they are able to follow all phases of the wheel spin from their desktop, tablet or smartphone screens through a series of dynamic camera angles and close-ups. Their special light and sound effects auto-synchronised to the game action is also geared to intensify the player experience.
The game takes on the format of the live dealer spinning the wheel whilst interacting with the players throughout all the games. Players must simply bet on the number they believe the wheel will stop at with the payout odds corresponding to the winning numbers (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 40) which appear in various segments of the wheel. Players also have the option to place repeat bets for a selected number of game rounds with the Autoplay feature.
Chief Product Officer at Evolution Todd Haushalter stated: “This is a momentous launch for us because Dream Catcher will expose live casino to players who don’t play table games and therefore don’t play live casino. There are millions of slot, bingo, and other players who we are reaching out to with this product. It is intentionally simple and friendly to play, and with the potential for the 2x and 7x multipliers to keep hitting sequentially, players can win thousands of times their initial bet, just like in slots. It is almost like a game show that you can play along with at home. Both slot and table game players will find it a familiar and an enjoyable way to play. We really tried hard to make Dream Catcher a game that will expand the live casino space and we hope the players find it as fun as we do.”
He went on to explain the inspiration behind the idea: “Operators are constantly telling us they want to cross-sell live into other player verticals. So, we started thinking of ways to do that, but when it came to slot, bingo, pull tab players the problem was not making them aware of live, but simply that they don’t want to play table games. So, we started brainstorming about games that have no cards, dice, or even a table. The lucky wheel seemed intriguing, but the house advantage was too high and it lacked the ability to win large amounts. By adding the 2x and 7x multipliers that will hit fairly frequently, we brought the house advantage in line with other online slots and made it incredibly exciting. So now we have a real tool for our partners to cross-sell to slot and other non-table game players.”