What is Mega Ball?
Mega Ball is Evolution Gaming’s latest addition to its growing roster (which includes Monopoly Live, Deal or No Deal and Dream Catcher) of game-show style online live casino options.
To the uninitiated, Mega Ball is a unique live casino game that merges the best bits of bingo, a lottery and slot games.
Developers Evolution Gaming have opted for the random bouncing ball mechanics common in bingo and lottery draws as the game’s foundation. This simple feature is instantly familiar - recognisable to millions of people the world over - which means players can quickly pick up the rules and fully enjoy the excitement and quick-fire pace.
If you are a fan of bingo though, there are some key differences - the main one being that players don’t compete against each other to complete lines for a full house (in fact, it isn’t actually possible to get a full house as not enough balls are drawn). When the Mega Ball comes into play, rather than having a jackpot prize up for grabs, the game applies a multiplier to the original stake. But those multipliers do get impressively large.
To play, you can purchase up to 200 cards on any one round, then watch as 20 of the 51 balls are randomly drawn. There are 12 lines per card, with players winning more for every line they complete. The really exciting bit comes when the 21st ball is drawn and players can win up to 1,000,000x their bet!
Evolution has gone all out on the design of the set too, which incorporates a pretty awesome 80s game show aesthetic with a custom ball-drawing machine that adds 21st Century flair. Couple that with a funky soundtrack, and extremely entertaining hosts, and it makes for an attractive proposition to stick around.
How to play Mega Ball
Simplicity is the key ingredient in the Mega Ball mix. To play, you first need to purchase cards. There is a 12-second period between rounds where players can buy up to 200 cards in multiples of 1, 10, 15 and 25. If you want 13 cards because 13 is your lucky number, no problem - simply click the multiples to reach the desired number.
Choose your card value and quantity before the round starts.
It is important at this point to select the value of each card, which ranges from 0.01 mBTC to 10 mBTC (or equivalent). So, if you buy 10 cards at 0.01 mBTC, your total stake is 0.10 mBTC.
Each card comes in a 5x5 grid, with each cell containing one of 24 randomly generated numbers and an empty cell in the middle. If you don't like the numbers on a particular card, you can refresh them as long as it's before the game starts. After the 12-second betting window, the draw begins.
Refresh your numbers like this
The aim here is to complete as many five-square lines as possible either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. As the numbers are matched, a badge will appear on the cell so that players can easily track their performance. After 20 balls are drawn the multiplier wheel spins, with multipliers ranging from 5x to 100x. Complete one line for a push win and two lines for a 4x win. Things start hotting up with three lines at 49x, four lines at 249x and five lines at an impressive 999x.
Complete six lines or more and you win 9,999x your stake! If a Mega Ball then completes any line on a player’s card, the payout is multiplied by a Mega Ball multiplier - potentially reaching 1,000,000x.
Match more lines for more wins
It’s the chance of hitting these huge multipliers that makes Mega Ball such an exciting game, but we do note that the maximum win a player can receive when the multipliers are in play is €500,000.
RNG option available
If you’re not a fan of live casinos and prefer to set your own pace with random number generation (RNG) games, then there’s an option for you too.
Evolution’s First Person series of RNG games covers Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette variants in incredible, immersive 3D graphics. This world-first series has proven immensely popular at bitcoin casinos around the world, including Cloudbet.
Recently we have seen the gaming giant add the RNG version of Dream Catcher, and now Mega Ball. First Person Mega Ball is exactly the same game as the live version, but with the benefit that you can set your own pace and bet when you want to, not within the 12-second window. Plus, if you change your mind, RNG Mega Ball and other First Person games have a hugely convenient ‘GO LIVE’ button - one click and you’re into the live game, so you can truly experience the best of both worlds.
Whether you’re generally a sports fan or casino player, if you’re looking for a bit of fun then we’d definitely recommend giving Mega Ball a whirl. The game is easy to pick up, the hosts are highly entertaining (but easily silenced), and the simple interface is adapted for all devices. If you want, you can switch to the RNG version for an equally entertaining time. Wins come through pretty often too, and with the size of the multipliers on offer, a simple 0.01mBTC bet could net you 10,000mBTC!
Try your luck and have a ball with Mega Ball today!
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