Playing Big Wheel at Las Vegas Casinos

Las Vegas Games Survey - Big Wheel
Big Wheel, sometimes referred to as Big 6 or Wheel of Fortune, is generally the worst game in a casino. You might be better off playing keno online for real money.

The video versions of Big Wheel offer a slightly better payout than the live counterparts. However, there’s still no reason to play this game. The house edge on other luck games, including slot machines, roulette, craps, and baccarat, are usually much lower than Big Wheel.

Cosmo Big Six WheelBig Wheel is generally used at doorways of casinos or in a party pit. The table generally offers no seats as casinos expect it to be more of a game for passersby and not serious gamblers. The house edge for the best bet on a Big Wheel is 10%. Some bets have a house edge that is higher than 20%.

The video version involves a real wheel. The player makes wagers on a touchscreen. A player either pulls the slot handle or pushes a button on the touch screen to spin the wheel. The video version usually has fewer numbers on it and two $50 payouts. This makes it more favorable than the live version in terms of house edge. The attract function on the machine states this over and over when nobody is playing it.

Big Wheel is most often found on the Las Vegas Strip. There are some tables of it downtown as well. Most locals’ casinos do not spread Big Wheel as locals tend to be savvier players that refuse to give up a house edge of this level.

Additional Big Wheel Resources

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Play Big Wheel at Popular Vegas Casinos

CasinoGameMin BetMax Payout# of TablesVideo
AriaBig Wheel25001No
Bally’sBig Wheel11001Yes
BellagioBig Wheel25001No
Binion’sBig Wheel1251No
Circus CircusBig Wheel22001No
ExcaliburBig Wheel21001No
Golden NuggetBig Wheel24002No
Mandalay BayBig Wheel120001No
MGM GrandBig Wheel25001No
ParisBig Wheel22002No
Planet HollywoodBig Wheel21003No
StratosphereBig Wheel21001No
The DBig Wheel1501No
Treasure IslandBig Wheel2501No
VenetianBig Wheel11001Yes
WynnBig Wheel240001No
January 2019 Updates (Change Log):

  • Treasure Island no longer offers the $100 max bet Big Wheel game.
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