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IGTs Golden Baccarat Game at the Four Winds Casino

The game of baccarat has long been viewed as the game of choice for casino VIPs, but a brand new electronic version has the potential to bring baccarat to the mainstream. IGT (International Game Technology) debut its unique variation of electronic baccarat at the Four Winds Casino Resort in Michigan on May 29th, 2009, making it the very first appearance of the new casino game at a US casino.

Golden Baccarat is IGT's automated casino card game that utilizes a virtual casino dealer shown on an LCD screen. The Four Winds Casino, which is located in New Buffalo, installed the game in its automated poker room, the first of its kind in the United States.

IGT's electronic baccarat uses the same rules as a live baccarat live game, only utilizing an LCD touch screen to place wagers and decide plays. The baccarat table layout, including the gaming chips and cards, are shown onscreen. Game play is easy to understand. Players bet on one of the pair of card hands that they believe will bear a total closer to 9, just like in the live baccarat game.

They may also bet that the pair of card hands will end in a tie. The usual baccarat rules apply to the number of cards drawn by the dealer and there are no decisions for participants to make aside from their bets.

The casino holds a five percent vig or commission on the winning bank card hands, like in the live game and standard baccarat table game hold percentages apply in the electronic game. Golden Baccarat is a part of IGT's MP-Series of products, which also offers a roulette game.

Tim Richards, IGT's director of casino table games said that their electronic multiple player product portfolio has significantly improved in the past year.


Thursday, June 25, 2009
Kate Foster

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