Ezugi has continued to roll out terrific live casino products since the company has been operating under Evolution Gaming. They have recently added a fast table for their baccarat game, and not just that – they have also themed it around cricket. You may think why cricket, but the truth is this sport is quite popular around the world. Perhaps it isn’t as popular as football, but the Asian population enjoys cricket a lot, and loves to bet on the outcomes of cricket matches. In Ezugi’s Live Speed (Cricket) Baccarat, players are able to place their favourite baccarat bets while also watching cricket in from a screen behind the dealer.
The game itself hasn’t suffered any meaningful alterations. Speed baccarat is still conventional baccarat, only the rounds need less time to conclude. Normal play sometimes includes some time-consuming parts and by eliminating those moments, the round becomes quicker and more dynamic, all the while keeping the player focused and engaged.
Live dealer baccarat from Ezugi uses 8 decks of cards. Once the cutting card is out, the shoe will be changed and replaces with a new shoe that has been chemmy shuffled. One deck is cut after the shuffle and the first three cards are burnt.
Two hands are dealt, one for the Banker and one for the Player. The position that has a hand total of 9 or the closest to 9 wins. The players bet on which of the two hands will win or if the round will result in a tie. Pretty standard baccarat gameplay, without any twists. Ace is counted as 1, whereas face cards and tens are counted as 0. Other cards retain their face value.
For a hand sum of 5 or less, the Player will be dealt a third card. The Banker wager pays 0.95:1, the Player pays even odds and Tie pays 8:1. Optional side bets are included in case you wish to make the game more interesting and not focus only on the three main bets. The choice comes down to Player Pair, Banker Pair, Big, Small, Perfect Pair and Either Pair. The Perfect Pair side bet has the best payout of 25:1. The betting time is clearly indicated by the status bar which goes from green to yellow and then red for the final seconds of the time left. You have around 15 seconds to place your wagers. The RTP is 98.94%.
Adding live streaming of cricket matches on a screen behind the baccarat table is an interesting way to keep the players immersed in the action, although we aren’t quite sure how the players are supposed to pay their attention to the sports match while placing super-fast bets on baccarat.
Clearly, Live Speed Baccarat from Ezugi is for serious players who wish to fit in as many games as possible in the time they have to play. Those who are also sports fans, well, they have probably found their new favourite live casino game. The quality of the video feed, sound, interface and the dealers’ skills is very, very high, so from that standpoint, this is definitely a recommendable table.