Knockout Baccarat is a new and exciting live dealer version of classic baccarat, which adds more fun with plenty of side bets. The game was recently released by Ezugi, a software studio that already has over 70 live dealer tables within its portfolio and provides live casino content to more than a hundred casino operators.
Rules and Gameplay
Ezugi’s Knockout Baccarat is more or less played like standard baccarat but with a few little differences. It uses 8 decks of cards and the gameplay is quite fast despite the fact that the number of players who can join is not restricted. As usual, players bet on the outcome of each round – whether the Player or the banker will win, or whether the two hands will be tied.
The Player receives a third card if the hand totals 5 or less. The Third Card Rule is also standard for the Banker hand. The payouts are the same as in any other version of baccarat – Player and Banker bets pay even money and 5% commission is charged on the winnings of the Banker wager. Winning Tie bets bring a payout of 8:1. But there are several more betting options that are much more interesting and rewarding.
This version of live dealer baccarat is not very different from the classic game found in land-based casinos. What makes it really stand out is not the gameplay but the optional side bets that can be placed. Knockout Baccarat allows gamblers to bet that the winning hand will be a “natural”, which means that the first two cards will have a total value of either 8 or 9. The payout here is 4:1.
Another betting option it to wager on the winning total and there are several different payouts, depending on the specific point value of the winning hand. If the winning hand totals 1, 2, 3, or 4, and players have placed their chips accordingly on that section, they receive a payout of 7:1. The payout is almost the same as the one for a Tie but here, the odds are much better. Below, you can find all the side bets available in Knockout Baccarat:
- Natural Player/Banker Win – 4:1
- Total 1, 2, 3 or 4 – 7:1
- Total 5 or 6 – 3:1
- Total 7 – 4:1
- Total 8 – 3:1
- Total 9 – 2:1
Knockout Baccarat is a premium title in Ezugi’s portfolio of high-quality live dealer games. It is easy to play, it very fast, and it comes with fantastic side bets that can make any game session a worthwhile.