Baccarat may well be the most underrated casino game out there.
Of the classic table games, it seems that Roulette and Blackjack are more or less universally understood, played, and represented in popular culture. Sure, not everyone may have an expert-level grasp of strategy, but the basics of each seem to be part of the larger culture of life in the West.
That’s simply not true when it comes to Baccarat. Ask a random passerby about the banker bet, for example, and you’re likely to elicit blank stares.
This is a shame.
And not only for the reasons you’d think!
Yes, this is home to some of the most advantageous RTP in any casino gambling setting. Yes, it’s simple enough to learn in a few hours, but also complex enough to hold the attention of even the most sophisticated gambling minds. But there’s more to it than that.
There’s a certain elegance, a certain subtle flair to the game that it’s very difficult to find anywhere else. (Perhaps that’s the reason why, in the early James Bond films, Sean Connery was just as likely to be seen playing this game as any other.)
That’s why we’re so fond of Evolution Gaming’s big time release
Live Baccarat Squeeze.
This special title captures not only the excellent sides of Baccarat that can be found in any strong live table version of the game, but also some of that special je ne sais quoi. There is the excellent RTP of 98.4%, all the stand rules that longtime fans will have come to expect, as well as a betting range of $1-$10,000 per hand (making this a good offering for high rollers especially). But also, there are some gaming elements that separate it even from the most distinguished among its competitors, such as Playtech’s excellent VIP Baccarat offering.
Specifically, in this title, it’s possible for players to control the Squeeze as they play.
All this means is that players have the option of slowly turning and twisting the card between their (virtual) fingers as it is revealed. It doesn’t change anything about the outcome, and in that sense, it’s purely cosmetic. Still, it adds flavor to the online casino experience, and takes betting fans one step closer to bridging the gap between the experience of placing wagers online vis-a-vis doing so at a brick-and-mortar casino.
What’s more, there is also the option for gamblers to practice the squeeze, without placing any additional bets!
Overall, Evolution has been making major strides of late – both generally, and specific to the interests of Canadian gambling aficionados. While this offering seems built to suit the needs of high-rollers and fans of the squeeze, it’s certainly worth exploring for players of every stripe.