Deal or No Deal in association with the Irish Lottery

August 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Lottery News

The Republic of Ireland’s TV3 channel is set to air an Irish version of Deal or No Deal in association with the Irish Lottery which will hit the screens in the next couple of months. The Irish version of this hugely popular TV game show will see the well known and well loved magician Keith Barry take the place of Noel Edmonds as host of the show.

Deal or No Deal involves two wings of contestants, a banker and a host. The game revolves around the opening of a set of numbered boxes, each of which contains a different cash prize with the contents of the boxes kept secret. The value of each of the boxes is indicated by a label sealed inside them. Each contestant chooses a box to begin the game and then one box is randomly selected to decide which lucky player will play that day’s game. The box’s value is not revealed until the end of the game.

The contestant begins choosing boxes to be removed from play. The amount inside each chosen box is immediately revealed. After each round of selecting boxes the banker offers the contestant an amount of money to quit the game. The offer is based roughly on the amounts remaining in play and also the contestant’s determination and general manner. The player then answers the all-important question choosing to “Deal”, accepting the offer and ending the game, or “No Deal”, rejecting the offer and continuing the game.

This process of removing boxes and receiving offers continues until either the player accepts an offer to ‘deal’ or all offers have been rejected and the values of all unselected boxes are revealed. The player wins the value of the deal taken, or if no deal is taken, the value of their own box. If a player ends the game by taking a deal, the game is continued from that point on to see how much the player could have won by remaining in the game.

The Irish Deal or No deal will be shown in association with the Irish Lottery and is a certainty to be a big hit on Irish TV screens later this year with news of the show already causing quite a stir. The Irish Lottery doesn’t normally sponsor TV shows but such a high-profile TV show in Ireland simply couldn’t be missed and will certainly raise the number of people who buy tickets and in turn create even bigger Irish Lottery Jackpots and even richer lottery winners.