Dragon Tiger by Betconstruct is a live dealer casino game released in 2019. It boasts an RTP of 96.27% with a minimum bet of $1 and a $2,000 maximum wager. The game is available on both desktop and mobile and features plenty of side bets to keep you interested.
When it comes to live table casino games, you can’t get much simpler than Dragon Tiger. Popular across top online casinos in Asia, it’s straightforward but very engaging. Our BetConstruct Dragon Tiger Live game review will tell you all you need to know to play.
|Game name||Live Dragon Tiger|
|Game type||Dragon Tiger|
|Bet range||€1 - €2000|
|Languages||Arabic English Russian Turkish|
Live Dragon Tiger by BetConstruct is an 8-deck variant with manually shuffled cards and an extra set of optional side bets. The interface is quite customizable, allowing players to remove elements they don’t need from the screen. The game is streamed 24/7 and played on a state-of-the-art interface that allows the user to adjust video quality, sound settings, and interact with the dealer or other players.
Thanks to the exaggerated oriental aesthetics and Macau-like studio décor, BetConstruct’s version of the game looks quite similar to other live tables on the market. The main advantage of the BetConstruct version is that it offers an extensive description of the roadmaps and includes Dragon Tiger strategy tips (under the Info tab).
That said, we can’t fault the other features either. Almost every aspect of the title is well-made, and a great deal of effort was put into the presentation.
Live Dragon Tiger is probably one of the simplest tables you can find inside the casino, which makes it ideal for beginners.
The betting patterns look a lot like the ones in Baccarat, except that each side is dealt only one card. The players start by placing one of the three main bets – Dragon, Tiger, or Tie. The latter has the highest payout value (11:1 or 50:1 on a suited Tie), but most players choose to steer clear of this bet, as it carries a high house edge. Dragon and Tiger pay 1:1, which makes them much safer for those who do not like high-risk bets.
After the betting time is over, the dealer will draw one card for the Dragon side and one for the Tiger. If you wagered on the side that receives the higher card, you win. As one might expect, a Tie wager wins if the cards have the same value. That’s pretty much all there is to the main bets.
One thing to note is that Aces are always the lowest card, while Kings are the highest. Players can make any number of bets each round. However, there’s not much point to betting on more than the main bet and the side bet each round.
If you bet on Dragon or Tiger and the outcome is a Tie, you’ll get half your stake back. Also, if you bet on a Tie and the wager wins with two cards of the same suit, you’ll receive a substantially higher payout.
Both the main bet and most of the side bets are essentially a 50/50 shootout. That’s simply how Dragon Tiger works and how the wagers are structured. As such, most of the available betting options pay even money, which makes a lot of sense. There are some exceptions, of course, like Tie and some of the side bets. You can see these respective payouts in the Betconstruct Dragon Tiger paytable below.
|Dragon Tiger Payouts|
The two main bets offer a decent RTP rate of 96.27%. However, the same can’t be said for the other options. For instance, Tie wagers are horrible with no more than 67.23%. The Big/Small and Odd/Even Side bets offer 92.31%, and the Suited Tie bet comes with 86.02%.
Two things will immediately jump out at you when you log in to play Dragon Tiger BetConstruct – the side bets and the roadmaps.
The roadmaps are as varied as they are detailed. The Big Road and Bead Plat road maps are probably familiar to everyone – they simply display the past 200 rounds or so and indicate trends. However, Big Eye Boy and Cockroach Pig are so-called derived maps. They focus on spotting trends. For instance, in these maps, the Yellow and Red maps don’t signify Dragon and Tiger. Instead, Yellow is used to highlight a pattern, while Red means that there’s no observable pattern.
As for the side bets, they’re quite easy to understand. Both Dragon and Tiger options are accompanied by Big, Small, Odd, or Even. Odd and Even win if the corresponding card is, well, odd or even. However, the bet always loses if the card drawn has a value of 7. This is where the house edge comes from.
Similarly, Big and Small win if the card is bigger or smaller than 7, respectively. Again, this wager always loses if the resulting card is a 7.
A Suited Tie bet simply pays a massive 50:1 if the two cards are of the same suit and value.
Note: Dragon Tiger by Bet Construct used to feature Suit side bets. However, they are no longer featured in the game.