Deal or No Deal The Big Draw Live Rules
The game can at first seem a bit confusing, but it is very straightforward. You need to buy a ticket and the ticket will have fifteen numbered briefcases on it, each containing a cash prize. There is also a sixteenth briefcase that is yours, and it contains another prize. The prizes are listed to the side, but you do not know which case contains which prize. Numbered balls are then drawn from a machine and this eliminates briefcases from your ticket and their corresponding prizes. When you have eliminated at least seven briefcases, the banker will make you a prize offer and you can choose to accept it or take the prize in your own briefcase. At the same time, you can take part in a bingo mini game, and this gives you the chance of even more winnings with each round.
How a Round Works
At the start of a round, you need to purchase your ticket. You then have the chance to boost the prizes on offer from that ticket. This is done by opening a case to reveal a boost of x5, x10, x30, x50 or x100, and you can then apply it to one of the prizes. You can repeat this as many times as you wish in the allocated time. This is also the time to purchase the Mini Draw side game ticket if you so wish.
The initial draw then takes place. There is a lottery style machine containing 60 numbered balls and 20 are drawn. Each one that corresponds to a briefcase of yours results in that briefcase and its prize being removed from the ticket.
In order to win a prize, you need to remove at least seven briefcases from your ticket. Each case you remove moves you along the progress track. If you remove more than seven cases then you will begin to win prize multipliers than can grow as large as x25 if all fifteen cases are opened.
Once the initial draw is over, if at least seven of your cases have been opened then you are given a prize offer by the Banker and have three options:
- Deal – Take the offer and end the round
- No Deal – Open your own case instead, collect the prize, and end the round.
- Extra Balls – Pay to release another five balls from the machine to try to open more cases
If you have not yet opened seven cases then your options are slightly different. You can either end the round or purchase five extra balls. It is possible to purchase extra balls up to three times, which means a total of 35 balls can be drawn.
When all 35 balls are drawn, any players left in the game have the following options:
- Deal – Take the offer
- No Deal – Open your own case and collect the prize inside
- Switch Case – If you haven’t opened all the cases on your ticket, choose one of the remaining ones instead of your own case and collect the prize inside
In the main game, you can win payouts of up to 20x the ticket price before any multiplier values are applied. In the Mini Draw side game, you can win up to 1000x the card price if you have a full house.
At the start of a round, you can buy a ticket for the Mini Draw side game. This is a bingo game that is played with tickets featuring 3 rows and 3 columns. The aim of the game is to complete horizontal, vertical and/or diagonal lines. You can purchase 4, 8, 12 or 20 tickets for each round. The game is played using the 20 balls from the initial draw and it offers payouts of 1:1 for 1 line, 2:1 for 2 lines, 3:1 for 3 lines, 4:1 for 4 lines, 15:1 for five lines and 100:1 for six lines.