Hello to all of our wonderful Wheel Deal players! We’re so glad that you are playing Wheel Deal and have so many suggestions, questions, and comments to share. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with the game, and we thought we’d give you an update on some of the things we’re up to over here with a little Q&A based on the most frequent questions you ask us on Facebook, Twitter, and email…
Q: How do you determine who gets picked in the bonus rounds?
A: There was a debate going on for a while about whether random or most wheels was the most fun and fair selection process in the bonus rounds. When we asked you on Facebook in April which method you preferred, you overwhelmingly voted for most wheels.
And so we went with most wheels! What does that mean to you? It means that whoever has collected the most wheels from playing on the reels gets picked to win in the bonus rounds. Don’t stop spinning even if you don’t have many wheels, as you could still unlock the bonus wheel and get the largest bonus multiplier. Players’ wheel counts show up as the number inside the small wheel icon over their profile image.
Q: Why do I get so many green wheels?
A: We get this question all the time! First, a little bit about the wheels. In the bonus rounds, you have the chance to win a multiple of your bonus bank (collected on the reels) times the number you land on in the bonus wheels (if you are selected). There are five different types of wheels built into the game, each of which have different payouts and probabilities of showing up.
The odds of landing each of the wheels is random, though it’s not equal, so your chance of getting, say, a Twin Top wheel is much higher than your chance of getting an Ultimo wheel. We do this to make sure it’s as exciting as possible when someone wins big in the game. The two most common wheels are both green, hence why “the green wheels” get noticed so much.
For the statistically minded among you, the approximate breakdown of how often each bonus wheel appears (for 12 players) is: Twin Top (41%), Four Way (41%), Tripletto (12%), Quattro (4%), and Ultimo (<1%). Also, keep in mind that the more players there are at the table (maximium of 12), the higher the likelihood of landing better wheels, so make sure your friends join you!
Q: Does betting maximum on the reels affect which wheel comes up in the bonus round?
A: No it doesn’t. Feel free to place whatever bet amount you like in the game, it has no impact on which bonus wheel you’ll get.
Q: What’s up with the ghosts?
A: A “ghost,” as you’ve called it, is basically an inactive player who’s profile picture is still appearing at the reels and in the bonus rounds. The player may have completely exited the game, and won’t be selected in the bonus round since they’re not spinning. Those ghosts were caused by a technical glitch on our side–apologies for that! Today when we updated the site, we did some ghostbusting, so this shouldn’t occur anymore!
Q: What’s happening with the auto-spin?
A: Last week, you told us that some players were using an auto-spin tool that allowed them to repeatedly click on the spin button faster than a regular player could. There’s not much we can do technically to prevent this, but it is against the rules of the game to use external programs like the auto-spin that give some players more of an advantage than others. We are asking for your help in monitoring the games so that we can let auto-spin users know that this is not allowed in Wheel Deal. These players may honestly not know, so please be polite if you chat with them about it!
Let us know here in the comments if there’s anything else you’re dying to ask us or have any more ideas to share. Also, if you haven’t already tried it yet, make sure to download our new Yazino Slots iPhone app to play Wheel Deal on the go!