Cash or Crash is one of the more modern Live Casino games from Evolution because it's based on an original player-focused concept rather than a traditional table game. The basic idea is that you, the player, get to take a ride on a fantastic blimp airship, and bet on how high you will climb before it crashes. You can cash out at any time, so the challenge is to decide when to cash out and when to hold on for a bigger payout. However, if you crash before cashing out, your bet will lose.
Cash or Crash Info and Facts
- Game Provider: Evolution
- Launch date: 2021
- RTP: 99.59%
The Cash or Crash studio is cleverly designed to give you the impression that you're on board a giant airship. This has a metal frame and contains a couple of comfortable-looking seats, as well as a podium bearing a ball-drawing machine. Green screen technology is used in conjunction with computer-generated imagery to give you a superb view of the outside world. To complete the illusion of taking a trip through the skies, the game presenter will be dressed in the uniform of an air host or hostess.
The ball-drawing machine looks similar to one that you might find in a game of live bingo. In this case, it contains 28 balls. 19 of those balls ate green, 8 are red and there is 1 golden ball. These balls are used to randomly determine how your flight on the airship will unfold.
At the bottom of your screen you will see a chip rack and betting panel, and to the right of that is a grid showing the last two dozen or so balls that have been drawn.
The game of Cash or Crash begins with you placing a bet on the coming ride. This is done via the chip rack and betting panel. When bets have been placed, the ride begins and the ball machine will draw its first coloured ball. What happens next depends on what type of ball is drawn:
- If a red ball is drawn, the blimp will crash and the game will end.
- If a green ball is drawn, the blimp will climb higher.
- If the golden ball is drawn, special rules will apply (see later).
Assuming that a green ball has been drawn, the airship will rise and a pay ladder on the podium will show the current cash-out value for bets. This increases with every green ball, so the higher the airship rises, the more you can win.
After every green ball has been drawn, you will be asked to take one of three possible actions:
- You can Take All and cash out your winnings according to the value shown on the pay ladder. This means that you will lock in a winning bet and you won't be able to lose or win more, regardless of what happens in the rest of the game.
- You can Take Half and cash out half of your winnings while allowing the other half to remain in play for the next ball drawing.
- You can Continue and let all of your original bet remain in play for the next ball drawing.
The golden ball serves as a free life for all players, so once this is drawn you won't be asked to take any action for as long as green balls continue to be drawn. Should a red ball be drawn at any stage, the protection of the golden ball will be used up and normal rules will resume.
The payout ladder has 20 rungs, and if you climb all the way to the top you will win 18,000 times your bet. Should you manage to get all the way to the top with the golden ball still intact, you will win 50,000 times your bet. That might not happen very often, but the fact that it's possible makes Cash or Crash a game that's just as thrilling for big win seekers as it is for those content to win more modest prizes.
Cash or Crash is a game of chance with a superb RTP of 99.59%, so you can play in whatever way suits your attitude to risk. Low-risk fans can cash out early on a regular basis, while high-risk fans can Take Half or Continue in the hope of winning potentially greater prizes. However you play, good luck and have a pleasant flight.