Live Baccarat by Ezugi is a live dealer baccarat game released in 2014. It boasts an RTP of 98.76% with a minimum bet of $0.5 and a $200 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and features over four side bets on its HQ stream.
This game is quite old by now, but it set the standard for live dealer baccarat everywhere. Ezugi went on to become the makers of some of the best live baccarat games online. They boast multiple tables and rulesets – but this is where it all began.
Novice players should first click on the Info icon and check out the comprehensive How to Play guide. Those who are already acquainted with the rules and gameplay can immediately proceed to choose the desired chip size in the bottom section of the main window.
If you’re new, the goal of baccarat is to predict which of the two piles will have a score closer to 9. Numbered cards have their face value, Aces count as 1, and 10+ cards count as 0. Initially, two cards per side are drawn, with an optional third. Also, if the total score of a pile is over ten, only the last digit of the number is considered.
Betting time lasts about 10 seconds before each round, during which you can place bets. Simply place the chips on Player, Banker, or Tie positions, or cover one or more of the side bets. These are displayed on either side of the three main betting positions. The croupier will then deal the cards to the player and banker before potential wins are awarded.
Importantly, the banker side has a slightly higher chance to win because of the rules on drawing the third card. If you play Ezugi Live Baccarat for real money, all banker bets are subject to a 5% commission.
- The Player and Banker main bets are vastly superior to all others in terms of RTP.
- Beginners should also be careful with the side bets. Their returns are not as good as the base game.
- Betting systems tend to work well with Baccarat.
If you want to take a look at how Live Baccarat works in action, check out the video below. It showcases Ezugi’s brand new live baccarat tables. You’ll notice that there are several different tables, and the base Live Baccarat is just one of them. This allows you to directly compare this game to Super 6 Baccarat and Speed Cricket Baccarat.
This Live Baccarat game by Ezugi was always intended as a rather ‘basic’ option for players who only want the classics. It should come as no surprise that the payouts are what you can call ‘industry standard’. This just means even money on the two main bets with a 5% commission on banker bets. Tie wagers pay out 8:1, which is also fairly common.
If you want to know which bets to play in Live Baccarat, here’s a rundown of the respective RTP values:
- Banker Bet: 98.94%
- Player Bet: 98.76%
- Tie: 85.64%
- Banker/Player Pair: 89.64%
- Perfect Pair: 86.97%
- Either Pair: 86.29%
As you can see, most players should avoid both Tie bets and side bets. They simply have a much steeper house edge and should be used sparingly, if ever.