Mega Ball is a live dealer game by Evolution Gaming, a provider of live dealer games for Internet casinos. The game itself is an automated form of bingo featuring a random multiplier if the last ball drawn contributes to a bingo.
Mega Ball is a unique, entertaining and fast-paced game show, featuring one or two Mega Ball bonus rounds in which you have the chance to win even more with added multipliers! It’s all about getting as many lines per card as possible —the more lines you get, the more you win! With this new game we combine the familiar bingo-style game mechanics with lottery bouncing balls to create a unique and thrilling online live dealer variant, with all the elements of a world-class casino game show.
This dazzling game show, available exclusively from Evolution, is set in a vibrant and colourful studio, an environment that perfectly frames the main attraction, our custom-built ball drawing machine, that houses the 51 multi-coloured numbered balls.
This exciting and fast-paced game is exceptionally simple to play. All players need to do is set the value of their cards and purchase their desired number, up to 200 per game round. The anticipation builds as they watch the balls drawn match with those shown on their cards, to make lines and potentially win!
Mega Ball Draw
In Mega Ball, 20 balls are quickly drawn individually from the automatic ball drawing machine. As the balls are released, the matching numbers on players' cards are automatically marked off. The cards are also automatically re-arranged in the user interface, with the one closest to winning placed at the top. The numbers the player needs in order to win will be highlighted above the cards together with possible winnings if these numbers were drawn.
When the last ball is drawn, a Mega Ball multiplier between 5x-100x is generated and the whole studio lighting is completely transformed, as well as the user interface highlighting the ideal numbers for a win, to build a sense of excitement and anticipation. If the Mega Ball completes a line, players' winnings are multiplied accordingly, with a chance of winning up to 1,000,000x!
There is a small chance for the excitement to continue with the draw of the elusive and rare ‘2nd Mega Ball’, where players have a second chance of a big multiplied winning!
Drawing The Multiplier and Bonus Mega Ball
A Mega Ball multiplier is generated first. A selection wheel, with multiplier values ranging from 5x to 100x is spun in the center of the studio and when it stops that value becomes the Multiplier.
Next, the Mega Ball number is chosen from the remaining 31 Balls in the Mega Ball machine.
If the Mega Ball number completes a line on a card, the payout for that card is multiplied by the Multiplier.
If a second Mega Ball is drawn which also completes a winning line on the same card, the payout for the card is multiplied only by the higher of the two multipliers.
Live Mega Ball Game Features
- Fast-paced draws
- An incredible 1,000,000x multiplier
- Bingo-style mechanics
- Live chat available
- Autoplay feature
- Large betting range
- Up to 200 cards can be purchased for a single draw
Live Mega Ball Rules
- The game uses a hopper with balls numbered from 1 to 51.
- The player may buy 1 to 200 bingo cards.
- The bingo cards are the 5x5 American kind, with a free square in the middle.
- 20 bingo balls are drawn without replacement and the bingo cards automatically daubed.
- A multiplier wheel is spun, with possible multipliers of 5x, 10x, 12x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x, and 100x. An estimated probability of each multiplier appears in the table below.
- A 21st bingo ball, known as the Mega Ball, is drawn from among the 31 balls left in the hopper.
If the Mega Ball is the last number needed to complete a line, then the win for that card shall be multiplied by the multiplier. Sometimes, the multiplier wheel is spun a second time and a second Mega Ball is drawn from the then 30 balls left in the hopper. It is my understanding that if there are two Mega Balls, then if either or both help to complete a line, then the win for that card shall be multiplied by the greater of the two multipliers.
How to Play Evolution Live Mega Ball
Evolution Live Mega Ball starts with the purchase of bingo cards to play with.
Purchasing Mega Ball Bingo Cards
Each Mega Ball card contains 24 numbers and a blank “wild”space in the middle of the card, that’s already been preselected as a winning space.
The card contains a grid of 5 x 5 numbers, which gives 12 playable lines on a card.
The player selects the value he wants to pay for the card, the minimum being 0.10, up to a maximum of €100 a card.
It’s possible to buy up to 200 cards in each game round, in units of 1, 10, 15 & 25.
For example if you buy 200 cards at a price of 0.20 a card, the total bet will be €40 euros.
Changing Mega Ball Card Values
It is possible after you’ve made the purchase of your cards to change the value of then, but this can only be done while betting time is still open.
If you change the value for a card it will be replicated across all of the cards you have.
Refreshing Card Numbers
You can change the numbers on a purchased card if you don’t like the look of them!
Clicking the Refresh Numbers button on a card will change the numbers. This can only be done while betting time is still open.
Live Mega Ball RTP
The Return To Player (RTP) figure for Evolution Live Mega Ball is based on one card being played.
The expected RTP is 95.40%, while the range goes from 95.05% to 95.40%
The figures denote the expected return a player should expect throughout a million or so game rounds. It’s not indicative, that if you play with £€100, you’ll get back £€95.40. It doesn’t work like that.
Live Mega Ball can make huge payouts, but they will happen very rarely, and as with all gambling there will be highs and lows that even out during a playing session.
What this RTP tells me is the game performers worse than Slots and Table games & slightly better than Monopoly Dream Catcher.
Check out the table below for further information.
|Number Of Lines||Payout|
|Six+||9,999 – 999,999:1|
|Five||999 – 99,999:1|
|Four||249 – 24,999:1|
|Three||49 – 4,999:1|
|Two||4 – 499:1|
|One||1x (push) – 99:1|
Live Mega Ball Strategy
Strategies for playing and winning Evolution Live Mega Ball are theoretical, and it’s highly doubtful if any exist that will give the player an edge and allow them to win consistently when playing.
While Live Mega Ball is like Bingo, the strategies talked about assuming you’re playing against other people and have a choice of the numbers on the cards. Neither of which are true for Mega Ball.
The cards and numbers on them are auto-generated. The player does not influence the numbers chosen or the order in which they are laid out on the card. Therefore any strategy using the probability of pervious numbers being drawn or not have no relevance if you can’t choose your numbers.
The ball draw is performed using a real, physical machine and balls, with no human intervention at all. There is no way for influence to be applied to the balls or machinery.
The combinations of numbers, lines and cards are huge. The player does not influence the allocation of any of them.
Live Mega Ball FAQ
How Much Can I Win at Mega Ball?
Your payout size will depend on how many cards you buy, the value of those cards, and what size the Mega Ball multiplier is. The Multiplier can boost wins by up to 100x.
Is Mega Ball Rigged?
No way. Evolution Gaming has licences from the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. Both of these regulators would ban Evolution Gaming if its games did not pass their strict fairness tests.
Can I Play Mega Ball on My Mobile?
Yes, this live game is fully compatible with every mobile device. You can play it on your mobile phone, your iPad, or any other tablet device with no download required.
Can I Interact With the Mega Ball Host?
Yes, you can type messages and tip her. However, this is more of a game show-style offering. She’ll be busy hosting the game, calling numbers, and entertaining you and the other players. Don’t expect too much attention. The host has her work cut out for her in this game.
Is Evolution Gaming Trustworthy?
Yes, it’s the leading live games company, and it has won more industry awards than I can count. If you can’t trust Evolution Gaming, you can’t trust anyone. It runs certified safe and fair casino games.