Deal or No Deal Live is a Live Casino version of the smash hit television game show that has been entertaining audiences worldwide since 2000. Released in 2019 by Evolution, this game has a similar format to its TV namesake, and it was referred to as the world's first 24/7 game show. Your job as the player is to try and select the most valuable briefcase that you can from a whole range of identical briefcases. An unseen Banker will then do his best to tempt you into letting him buy your chosen case, and it's up to you to say Deal or No Deal.
Where to Play Deal or No Deal Live
- Game Provider: Evolution
- Launch date: 2019
- RTP: 95.42%
There are two parts to Evolution's Deal or No Deal Live game - the qualifying round, and the main game. The qualifying round is wholly virtual and focuses on a bank vault that looks like a vertical wheel with three concentric rings. Each ring is divided into twelve sectors, most of which are grey and some of which are gold.
Your task in this part of the game is to make a bet and spin the wheel. If the three rings in the sector that show at the top of the wheel are all gold then you'll unlock the bank vault and gain access to the live part of the game.
Before you get to that, you can spin a different wheel to try and increase the values shown inside sixteen golden boxes that are presented to the left and right of the wheel. Each of these values will be contained in the briefcases that you will choose from in the next part of the game, so the bigger they are, the better.
The Main Game
With the qualifying complete, the action now proceeds to the main Deal or No Deal game. Here you'll see that the studio has a similar design style as the one employed in the television game show. The presenter stands behind a central desk on which there's an old-fashioned black telephone and your briefcase. An assistant host or hostess stands in the background with the other fifteen briefcases. To the left of your screen, you'll see your eight golden boxes numbered 1 to 8, while to the right will be your golden boxes numbered 9 to 16.
Three of the briefcases shown in the background will be opened to reveal a number and your golden boxes that correspond to those numbers will be eliminated from play. The telephone will then ring and the Banker will make you an offer for your assigned briefcase. You can either choose to take the offer by pressing a Deal button or you can reject it by pressing No Deal. If you make a Deal then you'll receive the sum offered and your game will be over.
Say No Deal and the game will proceed. Four more briefcases will be selected and opened, leading to four more of your golden boxes being eliminated from play. You'll receive another offer from the Banker, and you can respond by saying "Deal" or "No Deal".
The game continues with more briefcases being opened and more golden boxes being eliminated. Assuming you say "No Deal" to every offer that the Banker makes, you'll eventually be given a chance to swap your assigned briefcase for the one that remains from the original range of fifteen. Whether you choose to do this or not, both briefcases will be opened and your prize will be revealed in the one you have kept for yourself.
Deal or No Deal Live is a true "game show" title in every respect. The fact that you have to "qualify" before you're allowed to get through to the main briefcase-choosing stage is a brilliant touch and makes the main event even more exciting when you reach it. The presentation of the game is as smooth and professional as you would expect from an actual TV presenter, and every aspect of this production has been beautifully designed to make you feel like a bona fide game show contestant.
Deal or No Deal Live is a game of pure luck, so it's suitable for everyone. Of course, if you're a fan of the TV show that inspired it, you're likely to find it particularly enjoyable. Head over to your favourite casino to have a go at qualifying, and good luck when you get to the briefcase-picking stage!