The Greatest Cards Show is a live dealer entertainment game by Playtech presented in a tented environment, similar to the travelling fairs you might have visited as a kid.
The central part of the game is a 54-segment big wheel, which rather uniquely is mounted horizontally like a roulette wheel. Fifty-two of the segments are filled with the contents of a deck of playing cards, while the remaining two segments hold the Jokers.
The minimum payout is 40x for correctly choosing the segment where the wheel stops. The 2 Joker segments lead into one of three RNG bonus rounds, while qualifying for the Silver and Gold Bonus rounds requires a winning bet on a randomly selected card.
The maximum multiplier is 5000x, while multiple Joker Segments can boost multipliers by up to 8 times.
In this review, I’ll explain how to play and demonstrate some playing strategies that should help you win more than you lose.
Jump to the quick facts, as this will give you the basics of the game without having to read loads of information.
Tip – My video review shows all the bonus rounds in one easy hit!
The Greatest Cards Show is different from other entertainment games because it is the first to use a horizontally mounted wheel.
It is also the first to move away from having numbers on the wheel, using the contents of a card pack instead.
The bonus rounds are probably the weakest part of the game and can’t compete with the bonus rounds developed by Pragmatic Play and Evolution.
The RTP is 96.67%, which aligns with the other entertainment game shows, so there is nothing to be gained by moving between them.
Is the Greatest Cards Show entertaining? I’d say to a point, but there are better games if you want more emotional swings.
The Greatest Cards Show is an entertainment game of two halves for me.
The main game is excellent. I love the different aspects the wheel has – horizontal rather than vertical.
And I love how the cards get distributed around the wheel, which lends itself to section betting – which is how I like to play Roulette.
The studio and presentation are excellent.
But I feel the bonus rounds let the game down. While they deliver the multipliers, none of the bonus games is fun to play. The Jokers Game, a duel between the card suits, takes way too long and doesn’t build anticipation as other games do.
In truth, I was left a bit flat by all the bonus rounds – ideally, you want something to make you get emotional, and these didn’t.
As for improvements – the statistics could be better and an option to place bets in sections – a racetrack would undoubtedly help the betting process.
I think this will be a popular game, especially for Roulette players, who will find some common themes with the traditional devil’s wheel.
The Greatest Cards SHow is a live dealer entertainment game show by Playtech. It features a big horizontal wheel and three rng bonus rounds, delivering a maximum possible multiplier win of 5000x.
The RTP is 96.67%.
Yes, there is a strategy for playing. Read my strategy guide to see the best way to bet for a better chance of winning.
The maximum multiplier you can win is 5000. The base payout is 40x for getting a winning card on the wheel. The big multipliers get awarded in the Bonus rounds, with the Light Show delivering the most significant wins.