Big Six, also known as the Wheel of Fortune or Money Wheel, is a popular casino game that uses a large vertical wheel, similar to a carnival or game show wheel. It is straightforward and simple to play.
Here are the basic rules for playing Big Six:
- The Wheel: The Big Six wheel is divided into a number of equal segments separated by spokes or pins. Each segment is associated with a number or symbol.
- The Bet: To play, you simply place a wager on the number you think the wheel will stop at. The numbers on the wheel represent the payout rate. For example, if you bet $1 on the number 5, and the wheel stops at 5, you will win $5.
- The Spin: After all bets have been placed, the dealer spins the wheel. When the wheel comes to a stop, the pointer will be between two pins. Whatever number or symbol the pointer points to is the winning segment.
- The Outcome: If the wheel stops on a number or symbol you have bet on, you win; otherwise, you lose. The house edge in Big Six is relatively high compared to other casino games, largely due to the large number of possibilities for each spin of the wheel.
Typically, the Big Six wheel is divided into 54 segments, with the following configuration:
- 24 segments with the number 1
- 15 segments with the number 2
- 7 segments with the number 5
- 4 segments with the number 10
- 2 segments with the number 20
- 2 segments with a symbol (commonly a joker or casino logo)
The numbers 1 and 2 usually pay even money, while the higher numbers pay out at that number’s odds (e.g., number 5 pays out at 5 to 1). The special symbols often pay out at odds of 40 to 1 or even 45 to 1.
Keep in mind that the exact configuration of the wheel and the payouts can vary between casinos, and some wheels may use different symbols or numbers. Always check the payout structure at your specific location.