Those used to top-class online slot games will be aware of leading developers Playtech, who have moved into the bingo genre very successfully with their Deal or No Deal the Big Draw Bingo title.
A long-time television favourite in the UK, Deal or No Deal is the inspiration for this game which provides not just a classic bingo flavour but also many chances to chat and interact with other players.
Part of that interaction is to decide whether extra stakes should be added and whether or not to take the banker’s offer, a key feature in the game.
How to play
Tickets are available to buy in Deal or No Deal the Big Draw Bingo from 0.10 right up to 50 credits, meaning there is something for every player type.
Tickets are provided with 15 numbers, in this case, numbered boxes ala the TV show, with each box containing the sixteen random price amounts which range from stake multiples of 0.10 to 2. The 16th box is yours, which you can open assuming you chalk off enough of them to gain access to the Banker’s offer.
From that point, you can add to your stake to increase your chances either by boosting the prizes, or buying cards for the side game – the Mini Draw. The Mini Draw is another bingo game with 3×3 cards allowing the chance to win with vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines.
How to Play Deal or No Deal the Big Draw Bingo
The basic premise of the game is to open enough boxes in the first 20 calls to qualify to receive the Banker’s offer. If you manage that, you’ll get the offer and three other choices:
- Deal – simply take the offer presented and that ends your round of bingo
- No Deal – open your box instead and collect whatever prize is inside, once more ending your game
- Extra Balls – pay a little more for an extra five balls, hopefully opening extra boxes.
The key thing to remember here is that you only have 15 seconds to make your choice if you don’t choose anything you automatically get No Deal and will receive whatever prize is in your own box.
Extra Balls Bonus Feature
Should you fail to be offered anything by the Banker, you can go for extra balls. These can be picked up to 3 times, meaning the total balls released can be 35 of 60 rather than 20.
Once 35 balls have been played, the Banker’s final offer is made with three more choices to make:
- Deal – simply take the offer
- No Deal – open your own box
- Switch Boxes – choose one of the remaining boxes and collect that prize
Return to Player
This is the best part of the game, especially for serious players. The RTP in Deal or No Deal the Big Draw Bingo is 95.28%, increasing to 95.38% in the Mini Draw, significantly bigger than most online bingo games.
Given the RTP and the entertainment factor, there is little not to like about this game. If you’re a fan of the TV show then Deal or No Deal the Big Draw Slot is a no-brainer.