Brought to you by Evolution Gaming, Lightning Baccarat is a Live Baccarat game that is very similar to regular baccarat. What makes Lightning Baccarat different is the incredible multipliers.
Lightning Baccarat is all about Lightning Cards and randomly generated multipliers. Multipliers multiply when a winning hand contains two or more Lightning Cards. The maximum multiplier you can enjoy while playing is 262,144x. It can be won on a tie bet when a hand has six lightning cards with a multiplier of 8x.
Lightning Baccarat takes place in an elegant black and gold studio designed in Art Deco style. The game’s interface is user-friendly and features all the necessary elements for an enjoyable gaming experience. In addition to the features you use to play the game, Lightning Baccarat also offers you the Multiplay Baccarat option, which allows you to join all the live baccarat tables at once.
How to Play Lightning Baccarat
First of all, place your bet. Before each round, the player can bet on whether the player’s hand or the banker’s hand will win by being closer to 9. The player also has the option to bet on a tie (i.e. both the banker’s hand and the player’s hand have the same score).
After the betting time period ends, the Lightning Round begins. Each Lightning Round features 1-5 randomly generated Lightning Cards from a virtual 52-card deck, plus randomly generated payout multipliers for each Lightning Card.
At the end of the lightning round, the player and banker are dealt two or three cards, depending on the value of their hands, according to normal Baccarat rules. During the round, the lightning cards are highlighted on the user interface if a corresponding card has been dealt, so that the player is aware of the possibility of multiplying winnings.
Finally, if the player has placed a bet on a winning hand, the payout is made according to the paytable. If there is a Lightning card in the player’s winning hand, the winnings will be multiplied accordingly (i.e. 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 8x).
It should be noted that Lightning Baccarat has two side bets – Player Pair and Banker Pair, this bet is paid if the first two cards constitute a pair for the player or the banker respectively.
The return to player (RTP) on Bitcoin Lightning Baccarat is 98.76%. As mentioned above, the multiplier payouts are 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 8x in the lightning round. If the winning hand has more Lightning cards, the payouts increase to a maximum of 512x on the Player and Banker and a maximum of 262,144x on the tie bet. The two side bets pay 9:1 odds.
Excluding the lightning round, the game remains a standard Baccarat game, which means you can apply all known Baccarat tips and strategies to improve your odds. For instance, betting on a tie is something most players will tend to avoid. In this case, you can try your luck with the tie bet, as multipliers can really make a difference. The maximum multiplier value on the tie bet is set at 262,144x, which is crazy!
If you’re the type of player who uses scorecards as a reference, Lightning Baccarat features the Big Road (which shows the results of past rounds).