Deal or No Deal is a unique live dealer game based on a popular TV-show with the same name.
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- Return to player: 95.42%
- Maximum win: 500x
- Time per round: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
- Betting range: ₹10 – ₹4.5 lakhs
- Release date: 2019
The Game in Short
Deal or No deal is divided into three parts; qualification, top-up and gameshow.
During qualification, you pay to spin a wheel to enter the game show where money can be won. You can adjust the difficulty of qualifying, which will affect the stake of each spin.
During top-up, a wheel is once again spun. This time to add additional value to the game show. Each spin is guaranteed to add money equal to 4 – 50 times your stake. This money is potentially won later. You can choose among 16 tabs which the monetary value will be added to.
During the game show, a total of 16 briefcases will be opened, each representing the 16 tabs you added money to during top-up. All briefcases are not opened at once but in five different sequences. Those that are opened are removed from the game and any money represented by them cannot be won.
Between each sequence, you are proposed a monetary value based on the value of the remaining briefcases. You can either take this value or continue playing in hope that the briefcases that are most valuable to you will remain. If you play until the end, what is left in the last briefcase is what you will win.
I find Deal or No Deal to be a lot of fun, being a game with a unique concept. I like the fact that it mixes pure luck similar to spinning a slot machine with decision-making that can pay off or turn into a disaster. There’s some complexity to the game, which I enjoy. However, it is not a game I could find myself playing at any given time as the pace is pretty slow.
The maximum win in Deal or No Deal is 500 times the amount staked. This, however, is on a perfect game round under the right circumstances. For the most part, the maximum win will be significantly lower. It is affected by the decisions you make in the qualification and top-up rounds and how lucky you are in these.
While it depends on your playstyle, I would say that most players could expect to win 10 times the stake at best. The game generally pays little and if you get greedy by risking the deal you’re proposed for a chance to win more, it is easy to find yourself losing a lot of money quickly. But as I said, it all depends on how you play the game.