Wild Viking - A new roulette & poker based card game

Wild Viking is a new game that you’ll find on the Playtech network of online casinos, including 32 Vegas Casino, Euro Grand Casino and Casino Tropez. Wild Viking is a fascinating blend of Roulette and Poker that is sure to be a huge hit among casino players.

Wild Viking uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards as well as two Jokers, and combines the best traits of Roulette and Poker. The main game is similar to Roulette where the players can make multiple Roulette type bets, such as a single card, single number and
32 Vegas particular suit bets. There are also bets based on poker hands, a progressive jackpot and the special “Wild Viking” bet! Once all bets are placed, five cards are dealt face up onto the table and the winning bets are paid out accordingly.

First you need to decide which bet you would like to place. The top section of the table features “Poker” style bets with payouts for poker hands such as flushes, straights and pairs. If you bet on a poker hand and the hand dealt is equal to or higher than what you’ve bet on then you will be paid out according to the payout displayed. There is also the optional Progressive Jackpot side bet. Click on the chip slot icon at the top of the table and the red light will turn green, indicating that your Progressive Jackpot bet has been placed. The bet is always fixed at $1 and provides a payout for a Three-of-A-Kind or better. The major jackpot prize is awarded for a “Wild Viking” Royal Flush which uses a Joker as a substitute in the 1st and 5th cards of a Royal Flush.

When betting “Roulette” style in the central section of the table, the 5th card that is dealt acts as the card that is used for these bets. A yellow disc will appear on the board to display the 5th card and the winning bets. You can bet on corners, columns and adjoining squares, just like you would in Roulette. If you’d like to know the payout for a specific betting option, just hover your mouse over the bet and the payout information will be displayed in the information bar at the bottom of the screen.

The bottom section of the table is for additional “Roulette” style bets as well as the special “Wild Viking” bet. Here you’ll find various bet options such as odd/even, red/black and number ranges. You can also bet on one of the Joker cards as a single card bet. Finally here you’ll find the unique “Wild Viking” bet option. To win this bet, the 1st and 5th cards must both be Jokers! It won’t happen too often, but if you are lucky enough to hit the “Wild Viking” you’ll win a massive 1250 to 1!

Wild Viking is an exciting new game that is easy to learn a lot of fun to play, so check it out today!

Source : casino.pokernews.com article “Wild Viking - A New Online Casino Card Game
October 28, 2007 by Charlie Black”