As of 2016 live dealer casino fans can join Evolution Gaming’s new Live Baccarat Squeeze table. What’s unique about this baccarat variant is that it has multiple camera views including crystal clear card close-ups for more realistic gaming. Another important unique feature is the card squeeze or peek by the dealers for all players to see.
The squeeze feature is very popular among Chinese gamblers at Macau casinos. They are known for engaging in ritual squeezing of the cards before turning the face-down card and revealing its value. This practice is damaging for the cards, but it’s quite fun for players and the opportunity to see it up close makes it very thrilling.
In this variant typical Punto Banco baccarat game play, third card rules, types of bets and payouts apply. Namely, you bet on the player, banker or on tie and they pay out 1:1, 0.95:1 and 8:1 respectively. Sometimes optional Pair side bets are available.
The game begins by placing your bet. Then the dealer gives two cards each to the player and the banker. Afterwards, the dealer turns the cards face-up and only the cards dealt to the position with highest cumulative wagers are squeezed.
A third card is given only in situations where either the banker or the player has a total of an 8 or a 9 and they both stand. Also, if the player has a total of 5, he can hit i.e. be given a third card. Another situation where a third card is dealt is when the player stands and the banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
Live Baccarat Squeeze from Evolution Gaming software perfectly recreates baccarat gaming in land based casinos in Asia. The game gives you an authentic live dealer gaming experience found at the VIP Baccarat tables in Macau. The variant features a bean-shape table, cards dealt face down and squeezed, a new user interface, extra side bets and a choice of roads taking the gaming experience to a whole new level.