Live Baccarat Lounge No Commission is an 8-deck baccarat game that does not charge the standard 5% commission fee on the Banker hand. This means that the even-money payout rate is, in fact, even unlike the x0.95 applied to the conventional baccarat.
When it comes to the overall selection of baccarat variants, Playtech has an extremely competitive portfolio; the Lounge No Commission table is not the only full-pay version of the game, and the operators can also include Prestige, Grand, and Opal 7 commission-free tables to their live casino lobbies.
Before joining the session, the players can either manually select one of the available seats or take any table position by clicking on the “Any” tab. The table features 7 seats, with spot number 4 (considered bad luck) replaced by seat 8.
Apart from the main Banker, Player, and Tie bets, the Lounge No Commission Baccarat offers a number of side betting options, which can generate payouts in the range of x0.54 – x220, depending on the bet: Player/Banker Pair, Perfect Pair, Either Pair, Big, Small, and Egalite. As mentioned, both Banker and Player hands will generate a full x1 payout, but the house edge is regained with reducing the payout if the Banker hand wins on 6 (x0.5 instead of x1).
Egalite bet is a variation of the Tie bet, allowing the players to win a more substantial payout on a specific Tie score. Egalite 2 has the highest payout potential, multiplying the player’s bet by x220, while Egalite 6 and 7 pay x45.
Live Baccarat No Commission is an extremely engaging game, which will be particularly appreciated by high rollers and risk-takers who are not intimidated by the sky-high side bets house edge. There is, however, one minor inconvenience concerning the interface. Instead of keeping the betting area clean, the Player, Banker, and Tie betting fields are divided into sections and the users will need to pay attention when placing the bets. As a consequence, the animated table looks a bit crowded and not as easy to navigate as some other Playtech’s live baccarat platforms.