What is Big 6 Wheel of Fortune?
The wheel is divided into a number of equal segments separated by spokes. Each segment is associated with a number, color, shape, or money value. The wheel is spun by a dealer, and the winning segment is indicated by a pointer mounted on a flexible piece of rubber, which also rubs against the pins to impart friction and slow the wheel down.
Variations of “Big 6″ Wheel
This variant is the most common in casinos in the US. The symbols are the $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 bills — and three or four special symbols, usually a Joker s logo of sorts and one or two re-spins. Players wager on the symbols except re-spin). The $1 bills pay at odds of 1 to 1, the $2 bills at 2 to 1, the $5 bills at 5 to 1, and so on. The joker and the logo pay at odds of 40 to 1 or 45 to 1.
The symbols on the wheel represent some of the 216 possible combinations of three dice. Sometimes the same symbol appears in more than one segment. Players wager on the numbers 1 through 6. If the number appears on one of the dice in the winning segment, the dealer pays at 1 to 1. If the number appears on two of the dice, the dealer pays at 2 to 1. If the number appears on three of the dice, the dealer pays at 3 to 1.
This variety is seldom seen in casinos, but frequently seen as a “carnival game”, or at a charity ”Casino night” fund-raiser.
6 colors on the wheel paying 2 to 1 if the wheel stops on a selected color.