Mega Ball: A Fast-Paced Bingo and Lottery Style Fusion
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If it’s a speed game with big prizes that you want to play, then Mega Ball could be an option for you to check out. This mixes the worlds of bingo and lottery and gives the possibility of a max payouts up to 1,000,000 times your bet (with a cap at £500,000 or currency equivalent).
Mega Ball is the brainchild of Evolution Gaming, which has produced some innovative products in recent years and is arguably the master of live dealer games. You can go to a live casino and play this lotto-style game in real time. You’ll know in minutes if you’re a winner or not.
Evolution sets its live casino game show games in a studio that lets the player feel close to the action. Because of this, you will see Mega Ball in a vibrant and colourful studio, just as if it were on TV.
How to play Mega Ball
The star of this studio isn’t just the live dealer, as seen in their live casino games. This time it’s also the custom-built ball drawing machine, just like the ones you see for the traditional lottery draws.
These days there are a huge range of games that you can play online. It can be fun to play one that is unique, and that feels the case with Mega Ball. The brains at Evolution have created a game that can entertain and thrill.
Just how do you play Mega Ball? Well, the good news is that this isn’t the most complicated of games. Inside the machine are a total of 51 balls in a variety of eye-catching colours— with 20 being drawn in a game round.
It’s always important to clearly understand a game and absolutely key to always keep track and on top of what you are spending. To play, you need to buy cards made up of 5x5 rows of random numbers (If you’re not happy with your numbers and you still have time, you can hit refresh to switch them).
In the betting phase of the game, you simply need to:
- Select the stake for each card (min & max £0.10/£100)
- Pick the amount of cards you want to purchase up to 200. (The easy buttons allows you to quickly select bundles of 1, 10, 25 cards.)
After the betting phase, it’s time for the balls to be drawn. After all the balls are drawn, it’s time for the Mega Ball Multiplier. Multiplier is the magic word in this game because it can lead to some great prizes. During the Mega Ball bonus round (or very occasionally two bonus rounds), you’ll be hoping for the top 100x multiplier to roll in. (More on this below).
Bingo fans will enjoy the prospect of trying to successfully get as many lines per card as they can (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) with a max of 12 lines to be won on a single line. No worries about keeping up with the bingo caller here, though. ‘Did they say 49 or 39?’ doesn’t apply. Mind you, if saying that too loudly in a bingo hall, you might be told to stop interrupting the caller! In Mega Ball, the concept is fairly simple - the more lines you get, the more you win.
This isn’t just necessarily a bingo game, though. There’s a real lottery style element involved in Mega Ball that may make this game more enjoyable to lotto fans. The Mega ball drawing machine and the colourful set of balls contained within all add to the lotto style fun.
Players need to decide how much to wager on each card as noted above. Make sure that you never stake more than you can afford to lose. You can choose up to 200 cards for each game; imagine trying to check all of those down your local bingo hall! However to reiterate, please only ever spend what you can comfortably afford to lose. Once that’s all been sorted, the game and excitement begins, as the balls are chosen, and hopefully, they will match those that are on your cards.
The total of 20 balls are drawn quickly. As each ball comes out, if it is on one of your cards, then it will be automatically marked off, so put those dabbers you use in your local bingo hall (those that haven’t been knocked down) away. The cards that are closest to producing a win will be moved up to the top of the list, and you’ll know exactly how many balls are needed to get a win. How many times have you wished you’d had that when playing at your local hall?
It’s great to play a game that has the possibility of a cliffhanger climax, and that’s just what happens in Mega Ball. The last ball that is drawn is a Mega Ball multiplier. This is between 5x and 100x. Watch as the studio lighting changes and if the Mega Ball completes a line, then that’s fantastic news for you. The winnings that come from that completed line are multiplied up to 100x, meaning the overall game provides a top potential payout of up to 1,000,000x your stake. (Capped at £500,000).
There is even a small chance for the thrills to continue with the rare ‘2nd Mega Ball’. If this happens, players have a second chance of a big multiplied win.