Parlor Tri-Wheel™

for charitable gaming sites (as exist in Minnesota and North Dakota) & small - medium sized casinos everywhere

NOTE ON MINNESOTA:  The Minnesota legislature did authorize “simulated” paddle wheels in 2012; however, the rub comes with the recognition that there is some language in statute and a lot of language in administrative rules that would preclude the use of wheels as envisioned here.  In essence statute allows simulated wheels; however, they keep paddle tables, paddle tickets and paddle ticket cards and paddle wheel operators.  Rules preclude the use of a wheel that pays out a multiple of the amount wagered unless a table is also used.  The organizations in essence would buy an electronic wheel and continue to have a table, an operator and consume a ticket with each and every wager selection.  The volume would be so low that the cost would be quite high for each wheel.  We are hoping that Allied Charities of Minnesota and their member organizations will understand that “simulated wheels” need to be networked in such a way that organizations are not longer required to have a person at each table and in such a way as to allow electronically printed tickets based on bet selection forms provided by players.

Think of the above as a 70” diagonal monitor (65” x 43”)

hanging against a wall in the bar or gaming area -- maybe

two of them.  The wheel is about 38” in diameter.

Players find the form on the left in table stands on their cocktail table or at the bar.  They darken the exact numbers they wish to play.  Darken either “Odd” or “Even” and then darken how many units they wish to wager.  Players write the exact numbers in the Multi-Ring Combination box for each ring they wish to wager and then darken the quantity of units.  

Working with Units

The Parlor Tri-Wheel™ uses a dynamic pricing system for wagering.  By this we mean, you determine what the value per unit wagered is when you determine how much you want to bet per spin.  Let’s say that you pick 10 exact numbers, “odd” for 5 units and one Multi-Ring Combination for 2 units.  You have selected in total 17 units.  If you write $17 for “Amount per spin,” each unit is then worth $1.  On the other hand, if you want to bet $4 per spin, the value of a unit would be 23¢ each.  It is actually 23.529¢ per unit; however, we round down to the nearest penny.  The payoff is a multiple of whatever the unit value is.  Some casinos or jurisdictions may wish to place a 10¢ per unit minimum.  Even at that, other than penny slots, this becomes the lowest wager.  With this game you buy forward as many spins as you wish.....

Players give the above Player Selection Form and payment to a runner or clerk who will have it scanned.  Note, when they scan it and notice that there is something written in the Multi-Ring Combination area, the operator has to manually enter those numbers.  Once entered, the official ticket (to the left) is printed and given to the player with their selection form. 

Payoffs are made after scanning the official ticket and having the computer calculate the winnings.

A thought on Payouts...........

The payoff for the game is about 85% as shown with the Dakota Tri-Wheel; however, I think it would be better to adjust for 90% given the relatively low cost. 

Below is the Paytable for either an 85% overall target or a 90% overall target.  I know with charitable gaming, it is difficult to think in terms of a 90% paytable since they are so used to low 80s; however, the cost per wager made in this game is a small fraction of that inherent to the Minnesota Tri-Wheel® with its expensive tickets, high labor cost from an operation and audit perspective.  Unlike the MTW and pulltabs, the cost of handling a wager with the Parlor Tri-Wheel™ is not directly associated with the amount wagered.  Thus to maximize the use of your capital in equipment.....go for pleasing the customer with the best payout in charitable gaming.  Of course this applies to casinos, although at 90% it is unlikely to be the highest payout....just a great passive game for the restaurant, bar and as a side in the sports book area.

Secure, Inexpensive, Lowest Price per Chance,

Efficient Accounting

Every 5 Minutes the Three Rings of the Wheel Spin

Bets for the coming spin are not accepted after this time.  

Sequential spin number for this day.

Shows where other players at this location are betting for the upcoming spin.  The colors show how heavy the betting is on the particular number with red indicating a lot of betting.

These black disks with the red H in the center indicate “House Numbers” for purposes of “Odd” and “Even.”  In other words, both “Odd” and “Even” wagers lose when a number whose segment contains the red “H” wins.

How much was won in the last spin by play at this location.

The three columns show the past winning numbers in the order of last on top.  The fourth column (right) shows where it applied to odd or even.

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