Dragon Bonus Baccarat has all the fun and excitement of regular baccarat, with the addition of a Dragon Bonus side bet that offers players the chance to scoop some serious wins on top of their ante bets. A common misconception of baccarat is that the game is confusing and the rules are hard to keep track of, but in this review we’ll do our best to fan out the smoke and mirrors.
So, for any players that don’t know the rules, the goal is to have a two or three-card hand with an accumulated value as close to 9 as possible and you’ll also be in direct competition against an opposition hand.
But first thing’s first, you need to get your stakes sorted! First up, you need to decide which hand you would like to bet on. The hand that will be dealt on your left is the “Player” hand and the hand on your right is the “Banker” hand. In addition to these hands you also have “Dragon Bonus” side bets alongside them, which we will touch on shortly.
The minimum bet on the Player/Banker ante is $€£1, with a max stake of $€£100 if you’re feeling particularly lucky. These stakes are the same for your bonus side bet.
Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Both the player and the banker will be dealt two cards, face up, with their index value added together to give an overall value. In the case of picture cards such as kings and queens, these have an index value of zero. Depending on a wide variety of numerical scenarios, either the player, the banker or both players will be drawn an additional card to give your final value. If the hand you betted on has a higher overall value at the end of the game, you will be paid out at odds of even-money.
When it comes to the Dragon Bonus side bet, this offers a payout on two different scenarios. Firstly, you can pick up a win if you win the ante bet with an accumulated total of 8 or 9 with your first two cards, which is known as a “natural 8” or 9. A non-natural hand is when a third card is required to make a hand, but bumper payouts are still on offer if you win by varying margins, when your hand is compared to the counterpart hand on the other side of the table. To get a bit more information on these payouts, we recommend checking out the paytable by clicking on the question-mark icon on the bottom of your screen.
Dragon Bonus Baccarat offers an extra layer of drama thanks to its shrewd addition of a lucrative side bet, while the gaming ambience and visuals help to create a truly immersive experience. The game itself plays smoothly, while its wide-ranging staking options means players of all staking sizes are taken care of.