A lot of time and effort has gone into producing a range of Evolution Live Baccarat games, that deliver a Macau like gaming experience to players on Desktop, tablet and smartphone.
At the last count they have produced 6 different variants of Baccarat if you include the latest, Dragon Tiger.
If you’re specifically interested in that game you should read my Dragon Tiger Review. I won’t be discussing it further here.
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What immediately strikes you as take your seat at one of the tables in the Baccarat Studio area is the classy gold and red opulence of the area.
Everything has been designed to look visually stunning with the decor giving hints of an Asian casino, perhaps somewhere in the Baccarat mecca of Macau.
Original bubbling water filled tubes have been complemented with beaded curtains, giving the appearing of running water behind the dealers.
If you want an area with an ambiance of calmness and serenity while you’re playing this will be hard to beat. The designers have done a really great job.
The addition of purple for the No Commission table and the sweeping lit Dragon and Tiger for the newest table really adds something extra.
Evolution’s Baccarat games all come with a common set of features:
All the games come with a full set of interactive Baccarat Road Maps, that give full historical statistics of the current dealing shoe.
Side Bets, other than pairs are configurable per casino.
Casinos have the option to set the TIE payout to 8:1 or 9:1.
Not all tables have multi HD camera views.
Casinos can also choose to have their own dedicated tables that can be configured to their specific requirements.
Standard Baccarat is the original Baccarat produced by Evolution and is the fore runner for all of the games.
You’ll see it referred to Baccarat A and Baccarat B in the lobby.
The table has one camera view of head on, with a closeup of the cards as they are revealed.
The playing interface comes with two viewing modes, full screen and mixed screen.
Live Speed Baccarat was developed for the less traditional players that like a quick game.
Speed is certainly delivered with this version of Baccarat.
The cards are dealt face up with any third cards being dealt immediately if required.
The game rounds take 27 seconds which compares well to the 48 Seconds for Evolutions standard Baccarat games.
Live Baccarat Squeeze was the first version “squeeze” version released by Evolution.
The dealer deals the cards face down.
The playing position (Player or Banker) that has the most bet on it will have the cards squeezed. The other hand is revealed before this takes place.
Both cards are then squeezed following the ritual of showing the short edge first followed by the long edge.
If the same amounts have been bet on both hands the dealer will squeeze the cards of both hands.
Live Baccarat Controlled squeeze takes the squeezing of the cards from the dealer into the hands of the player.
A special glass inset in the table has been created with integrated cameras underneath.
The dealer deals the cards face down, through a bit of computer wizardry the players are shown computer generated images of each of the cards on the screen.
By using a mouse or a finger the player can pull back the edges of the cards to reveal their values.
There is time limit in which the player has to act after which the cards are automatically revealed.
The squeeze facility is available to all players, even those watching the table that haven’t placed a bet.
In the other versions of Evolution Live Baccarat a commission payment of 5% of banker wins is taken.
With No Commission Baccarat, no commission is paid on Banker wins. These are paid at even money rather than 0.95:1.
The other difference with the game is if the Banker wins with a hand value of 6.
If you’ve bet on that position and win, you’ll only be paid 50% of your stake back. This is where the game makes it’s edge.
To counter balance this there is an additional side bet called Super 6.
With Super 6 you can insure the Banker hand for getting a 6. If you do and it comes in you’ll be paid 15:1.
There are a range of optional side bets that can be played alongside the main Baccarat hands.
All tables come with the Pairs Side Bet.
The other side bets are optional.
The return to player for the main game is 98.94%.
Evolution Baccarat is probably has some of the Best Baccarat games for live casino players.
The variety of the games and the stunning presentation really makes for a fantastic fully immersive playing experience.
All Evolution Casinos have Baccarat, but not all take all the tables and not all have the same side bets options.
Watch out for the Tie bets.
If you’re being paid 8:1 when you play for a Tie, there is another casino out there that will pay you 9:1.