Big Six (or Big Six Wheel) is a chance game built around a big prop, the infamous Wheel of Fortune. It is one of the simplest casino games. Big Six betting is simple, as are the game’s rules and paytable.
Big Six is more than just a casino game. It can be found at carnivals, fundraisers, and even as a party game.
This post is all about the Big Six Wheel, how to play it, how the payouts work, and what you can do to increase your chances of winning.
Big Six Wheel, or Big Six, is a popular casino game that has become familiar to many American homes as a result of the popular Wheel of Fortune game show.
Big Six Wheel, as the name implies, is a game centered on a spinning wheel bearing a series of numbers or symbols. The wheel is divided into equal segments, with spokes separating them. A flexible piece of rubber or leather located at the top of the vertical wheel provides friction on the spokes of the wheel to slow the wheel down. The winner is determined by the number or symbol of the segment on which the wheel is stopped.
Big Six has a large wheel with numerous slices on it. If you’ve ever seen Wheel of Fortune, you should be familiar with the concept.
Each slice represents a monetary value or a casino logo. All of the dollar amounts and logos are represented by spaces on the table.
You place your bet on the space corresponding to which dollar/logo will win. If the wheel’s pointer lands on your selection, you’ll receive a prize equal to the amount you bet.
Whichever segment the ‘clapper’ falls into will be the winning segment and all winning wagers will be paid accordingly.
Joker – 50 to 1
USA Flag – 50 to 1
Number 25 – 25 to 1
Number 12 – 12 to 1
Number 6 – 6 to 1
Number 3 – 3 to 1
Number 1 – 1 to 1
HISTORY OF BIG SIX
Big Six has a similar history to roulette and other games that involve divided wheels and random chances of hitting any one section. According to legend, the Ancient Greeks or Romans played wheel-spinning games by mounting damaged shields on spears with sections marked off on them and spinning them. However, there is little evidence to support this assertion. Big Six, like most Wheel of Fortune games, is likely to date from the late 1800s, when many of today’s most popular casino games were developed and refined.