Game variations involve different number of segments, using different symbols, numbers and amounts for the segments, as well as offering different odds for the segments available. Money Wheel is the most common Wheel of Fortune variety available in the US, usually featuring symbols of $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20, as well as two custom symbols. Dice Wheel features random combinations of three dice in a vertical row, with players betting on numbers 1 through six and getting paid if the number they guessed shows on one of the three dice in the winning selection (1:1 payout). There are also cases when the number guessed appears on the final selection two or three times - giving you the payout of 2:1 and 3:1 accordingly.
It's easier to understand the payout basics while actually placing your bets. For instance, when you place $5 dollar bet on the $1 segment and the pointer lands on one of the segments with this value, you get a 1:1 payout, getting back the $5 you bet plus the $5 won. You might also choose to make multiple bets. For instance, you may place a $5 bet on the $1 space and another $5 bet on the $20 segment. If the pointer lands on the $1 segment, you get $10, while losing the $5 bet on the $20 space. If the pointer happens to land on the $20 space, you lose the $5 bet on the $1 segment, but get the other bet multiplied by 20 - resulting in a $100 win.
The Big Six strategies
If you're interested in more predictability and are not used to relying on pure luck, you should probably keep in mind that the house edge in this game is among the highest in the industry. And yet people keep winning big time while having tons of fun. Seeing as The Big Six Wheel is a game of chance rather than skill, the most important aspect to consider in terms of strategy is how much you bet and on which segment. Betting on the $1 segment is the safest - but definitely not as exciting as betting on the custom segments.
An interesting idea in terms of strategy (if the word strategy can even be applied to this game) is the concept of the wheel completing a specific number of rotations once spun, which in theory allows you to tell with a certain degree of probability where the pointer is going to land. The problem with that theory is the human factor, as typically the dealer in charge of turning the wheel will do his or her best spinning the wheel at different strength to make the results unpredictable - alternating tuning speed or using a different hand. This strategy would probably play out well in a movie but in real life it simply does not. And when it comes to online casinos, this strategy will not work for an obvious reason: the wheel is "spun" by the random number generator and every outcome is unpredictable.