Baccarat is a game that's been around for centuries, in many forms. It has emerged in the early 19th century France, and was preceded by similar games. It has three classic variations – punto banco, chemin de fer and baccarat banque. The game is perfect in its classic form that you can play at http://ca.redflushcasino.com/ online. But game developers always seeking to improve the players' experience have found ways to improve the classic game of chance. This is how EZ Baccarat, a proprietary version of the game, has come to life.
EZ Baccarat was developed by Robin Powell and Francisco 'TJ' Tejeda, with the goal to update the classic game of baccarat to the requirements of the 21st century. The result was a new game that has become a favorite in Asian land-based casinos, and has found its way (and success) into USA, Canadian and other land-based establishments worldwide. The game is also available online in a free-to-play form through GAN's simulated gaming solutions.
What makes EZ Baccarat different?
EZ Baccarat has two optional bonus side bets: the Dragon 7 and the Panda 8. This side bet is the more generous, paying out 40 to 1. The Panda 8 is similar – it requires the bank to have a hand worth 8 points consisting of three cards. It pays 25 to 1.
Playing EZ Baccarat is similar to playing a traditional variant of the game. Players can place their bets on the Player hand, the Banker hand or on Tie. What makes it special is that players can also place the above mentioned side bets, which can pay them out a consistent bonus. Players can place their bets until the dealer announces "No more bets", and starts dealing the cards.
If none of the conditions for a bonus win are fulfilled, the game proceeds as normal – the cards are dealt, the hands are compared, and the winnings are paid out (or the money from the table is collected). If any of the side bet winning conditions are fulfilled – the bank has a hand of three cards worth 7 or 8 – the cash paid out to the player is massive.
EZ Baccarat was introduced in land-based casinos in 2004, but didn't find its way to online gambling outlets just yet.