Lucky Big Wheel comes to South Florida

Lucky Big Wheel may be the simplest game you’ve ever seen, but it’s also quickly becoming among the most popular.

The game, in which players wager on where they think a spinning wheel will stop, is played live in Nevada and other states. It’s not legal in Florida, but an electronic version of the game can be found at more than 40 U.S. casinos, including Calder, Gulfstream Park, Mardi Gras and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, according to manufacturer Azure Gaming America.

The quote, from Calder's Paul Pippin -- Calder was the most recent to install the game.

"We're excited to expand our gaming mix with the addition of the Lucky Big Wheel," said Senior Director of Slot Operations Paul Pippin. "This is just the first of many new games we'll be rolling out this holiday season. We constantly listen to feedback from our guests, and are eager to try new products as they become available in this market."


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 The electronic game made its debut last year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Players have a very good chance of matching an “even money” bet or a much poorer chance of hitting a jackpot. Overall, though, the house edge is pretty significant: at least 11 percent, according to WizardOfOdds.com.