Baccarat has long been one of the most popular and easiest to play games on the casino floor. Replete with an air of sophistication thanks to its portrayal in films such as the 1967 Bond film Casino Royale as well as its 2006 remake staring Daniel Craig, baccarat is simple, direct, thrilling and loads of fun to play.
Today, there are a number of spin offs of the original baccarat game designed to add new and exciting twists to this old school classic card game.
One such variant is called Dragon Tiger, a version of baccarat exceedingly popular throughout Asia, that is at once captivating and simple, fast-paced and easy to play. Brought to the world of online live dealer games by Evolution Gaming, Dragon Tiger is a game playing experience unto itself.
HOW DRAGON TIGER WORKS
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As mentioned above, like baccarat, Dragon Tiger is wonderfully simple and easy to play. Described by many as a two-card version of baccarat, two cards are dealt, face up, on the table, the Dragon and the Tiger. Players bet on whether the Dragon or the Tiger will be the high card or whether the result will be a tie.
Value added features ON DRAGON TIGER
To further add value to players, as is Evolution Gaming’s trademark, two side bets are allowed. The first is a side bet called the Tie bet, regarding whether the two cards will be the same rank. Suit doesn’t matter. This optional side bet pays out at 11:1. In case the player has bet on a tie, half of the player’s main bet is also returned together with the 11:1 pay out.
The second value added feature Evolution Gaming has woven into its version of baccarat is the Suited Tie bet. With an astronomical payout of 50:1, this bet is dependent on whether the dealt cards are the same in both suit and rank. If the player has placed a Suited Tie Bet and wins, half of the player’s main bet is also returned on top of the 50:1 payout.
TIE ON LIVE DRAGON TIGER
Fortunately for players, both the Tie bet and Suited Tie bet are far from long shots, as the game itself uses eight decks of cards in each shoe, substantially increasing the odds of a tie.
This riveting online live dealer game is further enhanced not only by the attractive live dealers ready to speak with players via live chat, but also by the elaborate stage set up Evolution Gaming uses to stream the game. The set is done up in traditional Asian themes, with light effects coordinated to the outcome of each and every hand.
Better yet, for players looking for adrenaline pumping fast-paced action, Dragon Tiger is played at break neck speed, with each hand taking just 25 seconds.
LIVE DRAGON TIGER REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
While baccarat and its variants are largely luck based games as opposed to games of sophisticated skill as well as luck like blackjack, the stunning stage set, attractive and gregarious live dealers, value added side bet features and compellingly fast-paced nature of Dragon Tiger make it a fun, fascinating and captivating game for players, no matter their level of casino gambling experience, from all walks of life. In terms of pure entertainment value and thrills, not to mention winning potential thanks to the odds of the side bets, we found Evolution Gaming’s live dealer Dragon Tiger to be well worth the time.