Live Baccarat by LuckyStreak is a live dealer baccarat game released in 2017. It boasts an RTP of 98.76% with a minimum bet of $1 and a $12,500 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and focuses heavily on being as true-to-life as possible.
LuckyStreak is not the biggest or most well-known software provider, but they definitely have a sense of style. With a special multiplayer mode, a host of side bets, and especially chatty dealers, the LuckyStreak live baccarat game will make you feel like you’re on the floor of an actual casino.
|Game name||Live Baccarat|
|Bet range||€1 - €12500|
|Languages||English French German Hindi Italian Korean +5|
Live casino games mostly include Live Blackjack and Live Roulette and on rare occasions Live Baccarat. LuckyStreak is one of the game producers that very much appreciates this card game and refuses to omit it from its game catalog to the pleasure of numerous baccarat lovers around the world. Live Baccarat by LuckyStreak is a great baccarat version that features crisp graphics, a modern user-friendly interface, attractive dealers, and more than enough side bets to add fun and diversity to the traditional table game.
This is a multiplayer version, played regularly with 8 decks of cards. It features various side bets, but in essence, it is a simple punto banco card game of comparing two hand totals and placing bets on the outcomes of this comparison. What’s good about LuckyStreak Live Baccarat is the fact that it comes complete with five roadmap representations, game history and statistics and a Multi-Baccarat view.
The popularity of Live Baccarat largely depends on the fact that there are live dealers present. When you start the round, a beautiful young lady will act as your host, show her amicable skills and take control of the game flow. A special sense of realism is added with the chatbox interface that enables the communication between the individual player, the dealer, and other players.
The game itself, though, is the baccarat that you know and love. If you’re wondering how live table baccarat works, just click on the table fields to make your bet. The main three bets are Banker, Player, and Tie. Essentially, you’re betting on which of these two sides will be closer to 9 after receiving 2 cards each. Aces count as 1, cards 10 and over count as zero, and only the last digit of any double-digit score counts towards the result.
Beyond that, you only have to worry about the side bets. We’ll discuss these in detail in the special features section of this LuckyStreak Baccarat review. The soothing blue shades dominate the screen as you observe all the details about the game clearly and without glitches – cards themselves, control buttons, and actions of the dealer.
The LuckyStreak Live Baccarat tables are set to offer bet limits of €1 to a whopping €12,500 max. This makes the game perfectly suitable for high rollers as well.
Below, you’ll find a short-but-sweet Live Baccarat video tutorial. It does a great job of displaying how live baccarat works and what LuckyStreak’s variant is all about. That said, it doesn’t cover all the basics of the side bets and what they do. You’ll find such details in the Special Features section below.
We’d also like to point out the various stats and roadmaps in the upper left corner. You can even view these separately for individual players and know how each one is doing. That said, the video doesn’t showcase the difference between multiplayer and single view. We’ll get to that in a moment.
One advantage of playing baccarat live online is that the payouts are standardized. In other words, most top live baccarat games have a fixed RTP of 98.76%. That’s because most such games have identical baccarat odds – even money on Player/Banker and 8:1 on tie bets.
When you play Live Baccarat by LuckyStreak, though, you also have access to a range of side bets.
All of these side bets have terrible RTP and a painful house edge – well below 90% in most cases. As always, this is also the case with Tie, which has 85.64%. The two exceptions are Big and Small, which have RTPs of 95.65% and 94.73% respectively. As such, playing the Big side bet in baccarat may actually be an okay call for beginners. Still, Player/Banker is where you should focus your attention.
There are three special features here worth mentioning.
First of all, LuckyStreak Live Baccarat allows you to switch between single and multiplayer modes. The former is more or less your typical live baccarat overlay. The options to place bets are uniquely designed, but that’s the only difference.
Multiplayer mode also allows you to keep track of what other players are doing. You’ll see their chips, how they’re betting, and even the stats for their previous 30 rounds or so. This feature is what contributes to the ‘real deal’ feeling of LuckyStreak Baccarat.
The left-hand side panel boasts the most comprehensive track record system we’ve seen in baccarat games. There are 6 views available: Big Road, Bead Plate, Big Eye Boy, Small Road, Cockroach Pig, and a simple stats window.
Lastly, there’s quite a decent range of live baccarat side bets as well, though none of them are particularly original. Player and Banker Pair pays out if the relevant side receives a pair as its first two cards. Either Pair does the same but applies to both Banker and Player cards. Perfect Pairs only wins if the two cards are of the same suit and value.
Lastly, Big and Small allow players to predict how big the point difference between Player and Banker is. If the total difference is 5 or 6, Big wins and Small losses. Otherwise, Small wins and Big losses.