Microgaming are one of the big names of online casino gaming, having been around since the very beginning of the industry. In fact, they were responsible for the first-ever online casino, back in the mid-1990s. Their focus since then has been primarily on slots games, but they have a sizeable library of table games, including this follow up to the successful Premier Roulette, which can be found among the very best of the casino classics on the LasVegasCasino site.
We were extremely impressed with the graphics and presentation in this game. Microgaming have taken a radical approach, swapping the split-screen layout of the original in favour of a single screen game interface, which enhances the feel of the gameplay.
In fact, playing Premier Diamond Roulette is as close as you can get to the real roulette casino experience in an online game. All of the visuals, from the green baize and chip stacks to the polished wood of the wheel, have been lovingly recreated, and the animations and sound effects are stunning. It is also pleasing to see that the same presentation and atmosphere is recreated whether you are playing on a desktop or a mobile device.
The excellent presentation with this game is backed up with a strong gameplay element. The good news for roulette fans is that this is the European version, not the American, so there is only one zero slot and 2.7% house edge. The game also accommodates a wide range of staking plans and styles, as you can bet from as little as 0.25 all the way up to 1,000.
There are some useful player options, including the ability to undo your wager and start again, or to double up on the amount of the last stake. There is also an intriguing Expert option for experienced players. Click on this button and the betting table will expand, allowing you to access a wider range of bets on the roulette table, including neighbour bets.
When the wheel spins, the game physics produce a pleasing action and if you win, the chips stack up in a pleasant fashion. There are also other handy gameplay options. You can check out the history of your play, covering the last eight spins, and there are even more detailed stats available through the View Statistics options. And if you get tired of looking at the same table, you can try out one of the other five table options, presented in different colours and themes.
It isn’t always easy to come up with a fresh take on roulette as dedicated roulette fans expect many aspects to be in place, but by focusing on the basics and adding some modern and slick presentation, Microgaming have come up with a roulette variant that is delightful to look at and fun to play. Premier Roulette Diamond doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it is a worthy successor to Premier Roulette.