Live Golden Dragon Baccarat revives the flare and elegance of Macau gambling resorts, introducing not one but two dealers – an English-speaking one in charge of card dealing and a Chinese speaking croupier who co-hosts the sessions.
At the moment, Playtech is the only renowned live software provider that introduces this concept. This gives the developer an upper hand on the market since it is able to target 2 different demographics at the same time with a single live table.
Live Golden Dragon lives up to its name by replicating the interiors of Macau casinos and creating an authentic ambience. The game is played according to standard baccarat rules and the players start the session by placing the bet on Player, Banker, or Tie. The side bets (Player/Banker Pair, Perfect Pair, Either Pair, Big, and Small) are placed alongside the main bets, with the row of "Egalites" laid out horizontally.
Egalites are an extension of the Tie bet, enabling the players to wager on the specific Tie, 0 to 9. As expected, payout rates are considerably higher on side bets and the players wagering on Tie 2 can claim x220 their bet. It should be mentioned that the table limits for all side bets are much lower, balancing out the high payout potential. The paytable and the full list of the limits are located under the Main Menu tab, while the Live Chat window is in the right upper corner.
If you would like to experience the aesthetics of the most glamorous gambling resorts in Asia, this is the table for you. On the other hand, even though the game is equally suitable for international and Asia-based players, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The second croupier is often forced to speak over her colleague, which can at times create confusion and become slightly irritating. You can, of course, mute the sound and play in silence, but this defeats the purpose. For most, classic native tables will probably remain unparalleled, but Playtech’s Live Golden Dragon Baccarat is not without its charms.