Pool 42

Published: 19/05/2013

Found under the category for “Numbers & Keno” at online casinos such as Bet365, Pool 42 is actually a Lotto-type arcade game with six of 42 balls drawn every 60 seconds. There are eight different betting options, which makes this game infinitely interesting for those who are confident in the prognostication skills.

The Pool 42 screen features a “Choose a Game” section across the top, where the eight types of wagers can be found. Below that is the summary of “Active Bets,” with column listings for Game Description, Draw ID, Draws, Stake per Draw and Max Payout per Draw. A separate tab marked “Last Bets” offers columns for Game Description, Draw ID, Drawn So Far, Stake per Draw and Total Payout.

In the upper right corner there is a timer that counts down from 60 the number of seconds until the next draw. When the counter reaches 10 seconds, an alarm sounds and the background colour of the time changes from red to yellow. Bets must be made and confirmed before the counter reaches zero in order to be included for the next draw.

Below the timer is a chute that feeds the six balls selected into a collecting area at the bottom of the screen. To the left of the collected balls is a counter for keeping track of the sum total of the values of the six balls drawn. Toggles in the lower right corner of the screen can be used to access pop-up charts for “Game Stats” and “Results,” which serve as a history of the most recent draws.

First among the betting options is “Numbers.” The player may pick from one to four of the 42 numbers to play in a parlay, with odds ranging from 6.8X to 7000X. Once the numbers have been chosen, clicking on “Next” will bring up the wagering tools. The bet may range from €0.25 to €25 per draw and it can be continued from 1 to 10 draws in succession. Clicking on “Save” allows the wager to be added to the game’s “Quick Bet” list of up to six favoured bets. Clicking on “Confirm” will add the wager to the Active Bets log.

Other betting options follow a similar pattern, with the ability to Save and change the amount of the Stake or Number Draws after each selection. The option called “Perms” allows the player to wager on 1 to 14 numbers in combination as singles, doubles, trebles or four-folds. The “Evaders” option lets the player identify from 1 to 12 numbers that will not be drawn.

When betting on “Colours,” the player predicts how many balls will be drawn of a certain colour—Yellow, Red or Purple. The odds range from 1.05X for a single ball of one colour to 1500X for all six balls of the same colour. The option called “Totals” has the player forecast the range in which the sum total of all six balls will fall, from 21~50 paying odds of 650X to 111~140 worth 2.4X and 211~237 valued at 1000X. A similar option called “Totally” has just three ranges—Low, Middle and High.

The option known as “Odd or Even” is a straightforward wager on whether the sum total of all six umbers drawn will be odd or even at payout odds of 1.95X. And the “Specials” option offers additional wagers on “Colour/Double Mix,” “Stripes & Spots,” Village People” and “Derby.” At Bet365, there is also an exclusive “Bet365 Special” to wager on the number 3, 6 and 5 coming up among the six numbers drawn.

Toggles for Sound and Music can be found under the Options tab at the very top of the screen. “Clear,” “Cancel” and “Back” buttons make it easy for the player to change a wager before confirming it. Note that a maximum of five different wagers is allowed on each draw.

Published on: 19/05/2013

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