So, let’s cut to the chase. You’re here because you want to know the most effective way to play Monopoly Live. Maybe you already have a good idea and you’re just looking for some validation. Well, the very first thing to consider when you opt to play Monopoly Live is that you will not get very far without utilising at least some sort of strategy.
Thankfully, the most efficient ways to strategize on this are also overwhelmingly simple. The key to maximizing long term chances of success is simply to reduce volatility to a point that suits your playing style, bankroll and expectations.
Let’s dive into it.
The best possible strategy in Monopoly Live is simply one that is low volatility. Of course, your primary objective is to land the Chance, 4 Rolls or 2 Rolls, but that doesn’t mean you should confine your bets to rolls alone. Instead you should be considering ways in which to make the playing time taken to land the feature less expensive. There are several ways to do that and frankly, it depends on you. The strategies below are modelled on the fact that one of the feature segments is likely to land on average within 9 spins of the wheel. It may be much quicker and it may be much longer but to strategize this game we must take consideration of the averages.
Let’s imagine you have a bankroll of £1,000 and have decided to make bets totalling £10 per spin. Here is the best way to look at this in terms of volatility.
Very High Volatility – 2 Rolls (£5.00), 4 Rolls (£5.00)
High Volatility – 2 rolls (£5.00), 4 Rolls (£3.00), 10 sections (£2.00)
Medium to High Volatility – 2 Rolls (£4.00), 4 Rolls (£4.00), 10 Section (£1.00), 2 Section (£1.00) – Our Choice
Medium Volatility – 2 Rolls (£3.00), 4 Rolls (£2.00), 5 Section (£2.00), 2 Section (£3.00)
Low Volatility – 2 Rolls (£2.00), 4 Rolls (£2.00), 1 Section (£3.00), 2 Section (£3.00)
Lowest Volatility – 2 Rolls (£1.50), 4 Rolls (£1.50), 10 Section (£1.00), 5 Section (£1.00), 1 Section (£5.00)
The above strategies are really dependent on how willing you are to reduce your Rolls stake in order to reduce volatility. You’ll notice that none of the number sections in any of the above strategies can provide a profitable result, they really are exclusively included to reduce the price of betting on the Rolls.
So in essence, the less willing you are to sacrifice bonus stake for lower volatility then the closer you should be to the higher volatility strategies.
Remember, even when you are playing the Rolls at a slightly lower stake, it only takes one ‘Chance’ segment to land with a respectable multiplier that will suddenly make your lower stake ‘Rolls’ bet look a lot more attractive! This is a game of chance after all.
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If those strategies haven’t convinced you to move away from only betting on Rolls then this might.
We call this an “alternative” strategy not because it’s necessarily any less effective but rather because it’s not a strategy we would choose to adopt ourselves.
There is an opportunity with games like Monopoly Live and Dreamcatcher. This put simply is to look at them as if they were a roulette wheel.
You can look at the most likely outcomes and hedge your bet with those outcomes to protect your riskier bet. Yes, that’s exactly what the strategies above do but here we will look at how to change your bet each round to retain an edge.
Let’s imagine you are betting £1.00 on ‘2 Rolls” (the most likely feature to land) and £1.00 on ‘1 Section’ (the most likely section to land).
This in itself is a fairly savvy strategy as it means that if you’re not lucky enough to hit the ‘2 Rolls’ then at least the most likely section would give you your money back.
The problem with this is that if you have a run of spins that don’t hit ‘1 Section’ or ‘2 Rolls’ then it can become an unrecoverable loss. Within reason anyway.
This is where we can look at altering the bet in each round. The idea is to leave the ‘2 Rolls’ stake as it is at £1 but increase the ‘1 Section” stake each round. Let’s lay it out.
As you can see, the idea here is to increase the bet on ‘1 Section’ on each successive spin until you hit it, thereby making your play essentially free.
But be warned, in the event of there being a large run of results that do not hit the ‘1 section’, this could become very pricey, very quickly.
However, if you play with very large balances and don’t mind increasing to large levels then this strategy may well be for you.
It’s also worth pointing out that the ‘1 Section’ hit’s on average once every 2 spins so if you hit a good run you could find yourself betting endlessly on ‘2 Rolls’ with virtually no cost.
As much as we are sure that anyone reading a strategy guide on sensible play is already playing within their limits, it wouldn’t feel right to end the guide without touching on the subject. If you do not feel like you can completely trust yourself to stick to a strategy then our advice would be to avoid this game entirely.
Monopoly Live is the kind of game that you can easily get carried away with. Never be tempted to double up your Rolls bet to make up for the last spin that didn’t land Rolls. This may feel like hedging but it’s nothing more than wishful thinking. Look at each spin as a completely new game as that’s exactly what it is. Unless you’ve landed on a chance segment of course, in which case good luck!