As one of the top gambling games of the Orient, baccarat had be a part of the Gold Deluxe portfolio. This Asian-faced developer has been active since 2011 and live dealer baccarat is certainly one of their flagship products. The interface created by the Gold Deluxe team is quite flexible and customizable. Players can set the quality of the video, choose among different languages and mute the sound.
Although HD is available, we find it better to play at with SD settings, as sometimes the rendering falls behind (perhaps our internet connection was failing when we experienced it, but just something to think about). Neutrally, if your connection is impeccable, we don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy the sight of lovely Asian dealers in high definition. The menu also provides links to game rules and bet records for easier game interpretation.
Gold Deluxe Live Baccarat Tokyo is played with 8 decks of cards. Both Player and Banker are dealt an initial two cards. The traditional game requires for the two-card and to be added up and the total to be shown for evaluation. Further cards may need to be drawn; in other words, the Player and Banker are faced with a decision whether to draw another card or stand. The highest total wins, the one closest but not over 9.
In case you aren’t familiar with card values in baccarat, everything is explained in detail in the Game Rules page. Gold Deluxe uses an interesting animated section where the bets and side bets are displayed - the section rises and stands facing the player during the betting period of 30 seconds. Then it lowers down and becomes an integral part of the actual casino table used by the dealer. It’s a newt visual solution. The game includes the usual Player, Banker and Tie bets (paying 1:1, 1:0.95 and 1:8, respectively), as well as Dragon Tiger, Player/Banker Pair, Perfect/Either Pair and Super 6.
It’s been a while now since baccarat has stepped out of the “Asian-only” prejudice, but some software developers may have gone too far in making the game too western-friendly in their intention to internationalize it. Gold Deluxe Live Baccarat Tokyo is a good example of traditional Asian baccarat, spiced up with some attractive side bets.