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MONOPOLY Big Baller, A Live Bingo Style Game

Sue Dawson

What Is MONOPOLY Big Baller?

MONOPOLY Big Baller is the latest live game show title from Evolution and if you like bingo, you’ll probably LOVE it.

The base game is very similar to Evolution’s earlier bingo style game Mega Ball and is combined with visually stunning Monopoly board game based bonus rounds.  The game is set on an old fashioned riverboat and both the very chatty live host and Mr Monopoly are dressed in natty sailor outfits.

How To Play MONOPOLY Big Baller

The first thing you need to do to play a game of MONOPOLY Big Baller is to decide what chip size to use; they range from 10p to £50 or more depending on the site you play at.

Next, decide what chips to place.  You only have 15 seconds to place them in between games so plan what you are going to do before jumping in.  Once you find a configuration you like, you can engage autoplay for 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 rounds to place the same chips automatically each round. You can set a loss limit, a win stop, and cancel autoplay any time you want.

At the bottom of the game screen you’ll see an array of four 5×5 cards, plus two bonus cards marked 3 Rolls and 5 Rolls.

You can play any or all of the cards by placing a chip or chips on each one; you can do this by touching them individually or use the “bet on all cards button” to do them all at once. You can also choose whether or not to place a chip or chips on either or both of the bonus rounds (and can bet on them even if you don’t play any cards).  Three specific numbers are needed for the 3 Rolls bonus round and four are needed for the 5 Rolls bonus round (the same numbers for every player in the game).

Although the cards look like 75 ball bingo cards, the range of numbers is only 1-60 not 1-75.  There are two types of card, Free Space (green) and Chance (yellow), and the default choice is to play two of each type.  You can swap from one type of card to the other by using the little toggle switch in the bottom right hand corner of the card before the game starts.

  • Free Space cards have the centre square daubed before the game starts, for a better chance of completing a line
  • Chance cards have a multiplier which includes the centre square applied before the game starts, for a chance of a bigger win.

Mr Monopoly Magic

That’s not it for daubs and multipliers though – after that there’s “Mr Monopoly Magic”.  A number of extra squares are daubed (regardless of which numbers they are) and multipliers added before the game starts. Mr Monopoly also sometimes daubs one or more of the numbers that are needed for bonus rounds.

The multipliers themselves come in three types:

  • Standard Multiplier – 10x or 20x.  Applied to any completed line including the square the multiplier is on.
  • Line Multiplier – 20x or 50x.  Applied to that line only if completed.
  • Global Multiplier – 2x or 3x.  If a square with a global multiplier is daubed, the multiplier is applied to all lines completed on that card whether or not they include that square.

Scoring in Big BallerAll of this sounds very complicated, but there is no need to get your head around it all to enjoy the game as once all of this setup is complete, the game itself is simple!

The lottery machine takes centre stage and 20 out of the 60 numbered balls pop out and run down the pipe one at a time.  Any matching numbers on your cards and on the bonus round tickets are marked off automatically. Once the 20th ball has been called, you’ll win for any lines completed on your cards.  Each line on a card is worth 3x the stake that was placed on it, unless it is subject to a standard or line multiplier in which case that multiplier is applied instead of the 3x.


Dice roll in Big Baller

If either or both of the bonus rounds have been triggered they play now.  The view cuts away to a giant 3D Monopoly board with Mr Monopoly at the start.  The first thing that happens is that houses are built on spaces round the board, increasing the glowing multiplier that floats above each property and utility.  Then, the rolls are played – three or five of them depending on which bonus round it is.  You win the multiplier of the stake you placed on the bonus round ticket for property or utility space you land on, and that’s pretty much all there is to it.  Roll a double and just like in the game, you’ll get an extra roll.  If you land on Chance or Community Chest you’ll get a payout or deduction depending on which card you draw.  And going to jail is bad!

One of the great things about MONOPOLY Big Baller is that you can get nice wins in the base game with the right multipliers and therefore the game is still enjoyable to play even if it takes a while for either of the bonus rounds to pop up.  Indeed, the Return To Player of both card types is 96.10% whereas the RTP of the bonus rounds is expressed separately and is slightly lower (95.8% for 3 Rolls and 95.2% for 5 Rolls).

Where To Play Monopoly Big Baller

Some sites with Evolution live casinos are slower to add new games than others.  Here’s a few we know already have it.

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