Live Playboy Baccarat is a stylishly designed and visually stunning live dealer game by Microgaming, which was clearly intended for male audiences but can be enjoyed by female players, as well. The game is streamed in high-definition quality from a professional studio in Toronto, Canada, and the exclusive tables are operated by genuine Playboy bunnies.
Rules and Gameplay
This fantastic live dealer game is a multiplayer version of baccarat that is played with 8 decks of cards and accommodate up to 7 players. In addition, casino patrons can play at multiple tables at once with the Add Table function – Microgaming’s Live Casino platform supports multi-table play. There are useful Game Statistics and History panels for those who prefer relying on trends for their strategy. The Autobet and Help Center functions are also available.
The game follows the standard rules of baccarat and includes the three main betting options, namely Player, Banker, and Tie. The card values, third card rules, and the payouts are also the same as in any other baccarat game. Winning Player and Banker bets pay 1:1, while a winning Tie bet pays 8:1. The standard 5% commission on winning Banker bets also applies.
The most exciting aspect of this variation of live baccarat, except for the Playboy bunnies, of course, is the option to place one of several different side bets. They are all optional and payed separately from the main wagers. Let’s start with the Player Pair and Banker Pair bets – they win if the respective Player or Banker hand comprises of the two identical cards. The payouts for these two side bets is 11:1.
In addition to these, players can place chips on the Bonus boxes on the betting layout. With the Player Bonus and the Banker Bonus wagers, they bet on the winning margin and not just the winning hand. The Player Bonus bet, for instance, wins if the Player hand is of a greater value than the Banker hand and the difference between them determines the exact payout. The same applies for the Banker Bonus Bet.
The bonus payouts range from even money to 30:1. For instance, the payout for the Bonus Player bet will be 4:1 if the Player wins by 6 points.
Live Playboy Baccarat is certainly one of the best live versions of baccarat we have seen. It features exceptional graphics, stylish Playboy dealers who are trained professionally, and generous payouts of up to 30:1 when making side bets. However, the game is not available on mobiles yet, which is probably its only major weakness.