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Electric Pig Wheel® Table

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Electric Pig Wheel® Table Game - Designed for Minnesota & North Dakota

Charitable Gaming Sector

Designed for both states charitable gaming in that both are quite similar with paddle wheels that Gaming Studio's Richardson designed in the 80s and 90s.  While both the very popular Pig Wheel® and Tri-Wheel® are operated in North Dakota, the Pig Wheel® is not operated in Minnesota because MN statute allows only numerals as segment identifiers and not symbols and or letters.  We hope this is changed in the 2016 Minnesota session.

 

What the electronic table provides

 

The electronic table continues to require an operator whose job is to explain the game, sell and redeem the chips and decide when a spin is called ("called" because the operator actually signals the statewide server to provide a spin to the wheel associated with the table ordering the spin).  Given that it uses an electronic simulated wheel, the human and environmental bias is taken out of spins.  Additionally, the errors in paying out winners and losers are eliminated as the computer determines which bets win and how much they are paid.  No more distracting "fills" or "credits" are needed as the virtual chip bank is endless.  Errors in redeeming chips are also eliminated as a computer calculated receipt is printed for the total value of cashed out chips.  Closing reports are generated by the computer - printed out quickly.  The computer knows how much should be in both the drop box and the cash bank.  In fact, a gaming manager can remotely check during the night's play on how each of the organization's tables are performing.  Reduction is staff audit and count time requirements, accuracy of play and removal of wheel bias should bring a net cost-savings over the operation of the manual game while attracting a younger audience and generally promoting more fun at the table through increased operator player attention.

 

Process of Play

 

Buying In:  Player approaches the table and asks to acquire chips to play.  Operator asks what denomination of chip the player would like (could be a range from 10¢ - whatever the state top chip value allows) and at which of the six positions at the table the player intends to sit.  Player hands the operator cash.  Operator spreads the cash on the table in front of the operators position and then hits denomination of chip desired and amount of cash tendered along with the table position.  The computer sends over the correct quantity of chips to the player's position.  The operator plunges the cash into the double-locking drop box which is locked to the table.

 

Placing Bets:  A player drags a chip to the betting position they wish.  If they want to bet more than one chip, they tap the number on the chip they dragged until the chip expresses the quantity they desired.  After 5 seconds of no activity the quantity is set.  The only way to remove chips is for the player to drag the chip bet back and begin on that bet again.

 

Calling the Spin:  The operator having determined that betting is complete, calls for a spin by touching the spin button on the operator's console.  This locks the table from any further betting action.  [For fun and entertainment the players can make weird designs with the chips in their stack while they are waiting for the spin results]

 

Wins and Losses: After the wheel has stopped spinning, to reveal the winning number, the losing chips begin to pop and give off a little smoke image as they disappear.  Once the losing chips have gone, the winning chips expand and the payoff numbers click up followed by their racing over to the appropriate players stack.

 

Table Open for Betting Again

 

Payouts:  Essentially with the Pig Wheel, any exact number bet returns $40.  That is because there is always the 5 pigs who can get in the way of winning any number.  The game is an 11.11% house advantage.  A Pair bet will return 20, a Quad bet 10, etc.  A Single Pig fetches 40x bet, A Pair of Pigs 20, etc.

Six Player Table

 

Approximately 5' x 3' (not counting the wheel display)

Simulated Wheel

6" rise

Table Detail:

Electronic Playing Surface/Table Top

Playing Surface

Drink Rail

Money slot and plunger that pushes currency down into a double-locked metal drop box attached to the table.

Wheel Operator's Control Panel from which chips are issued and redeemed and spins are called.

Multi-touch sensitive electronic playing surface

 Playing Surface Layout Detail

Player Position 1

 

Showing the player's chip color and the  stack of chips for this player as 123 chips.

Player Position 2

 

Showing the player's chip color and the  stack of chips for this player as 14 chips.

Player Position 3

 

Showing the player's chip color and the  stack of chips for this player as 47 chips.

Player Position 4

 

Showing the player's chip color and the  stack of chips for this player as 47 chips.

Player Position 5

 

Showing the player's chip color and the stack of chips for this player as 63 chips.

Player Position 6

 

Showing the player's chip color and the stack of chips for this player as 14 chips.

Operator's Tips

 

The operator accepts tips through a process as yet determined. The tips are displayed to show they are accepted.

 Sample Bets on 40# Block

"Column" bet:   Placing a chip here means a bet on any of the numbers 1 - 10 winning.

"Quad" bet:  This is a bet that one of the four numbers bordering this line intersection will win.

"2 Row" bet:   Placing a chip on the line at the end of a row, means both rows are bet.  This is a bet that numbers ending in 8 and 9 might win.

"Row" bet:  Placing a chip on the line at the end of a row is a bet that one of the four numbers in the row will win.

"Pair" bet:  Betting that one of the two will be a win.

"Exact" bet:  A classic bet that the exact number will show a winner.

"Odd" and "Even"

 

These are about as basic as it gets.  Pigs are neither odd or even and therefore when a pig wins, both odd and even lose.

 

The Pigs

 

These are about as basic as it gets.  Pigs are neither odd or even and therefore when a pig wins, both odd and even lose.

 

The pigs are like betting the numbers in that a single pig brings the same 40 back (your original bet plus 39).  Two pigs bring 20 and four pigs bring 10.  A 3 pig bet is the worse on the table - it brings only 13.

 

"3 Pig" bet:  A bet that Ken, Sue or Joe will show as a win from the spin.

"Pair of Pigs" bet.  This line brings both Sue and Roxy into play - hoping one of them will win.

"Exact Pig" bet:  A bet that Sue will show as the win from the next spin.

"Quad Pigs" bet:  And like a quad bet in numbers, it is a bet that one of the four pigs will show as a win.

Save Taxes - Spin Wheels

Taxed at 8.5% in Minnesota instead of 18 - 36%

Other associated Websites

 

                www.gamingstudio.com

 

                 www.minnesotatri-wheel.blogspot.com

 

                 www.tri-wheel.com

 

                 www.dakotatri-wheel.com

 

                 www.thepigwheel.blogspot.com

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