Playtech’s Live Baccarat to Arrive at Boyd’s Stardust Casinos
A Playtech and Boyd Interactive Gaming deal has been announced to see the developer’s portfolio of live casino, iCasino and table games made available at the operator’s US-facing Stardust branded online casinos.
Each party has hailed the deal as an important milestone as they seek to expand their presence in the US market. At present, Boyd Interactive Gaming’s Stardust casinos are only available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, these states have the largest number of online casino players and as such, Playtech’s games will gain a large new audience.
Deal Welcomed by Playtech and Boyd
Marcus Yoder, the Playtech USA CCO, said that it is truly exciting that the games will be made available at Stardust online casino:
“The team at Playtech is thrilled to collaborate with the Boyd team and we are confident that the joining of our forces will bring mutual success to both companies.” Yoder added.
Similarly, Boyd Interactive’s CEO Jim Ryan welcomed the news and said that he believes the addition of Playtech games will help Stardust strengthen and improve the brand.
A huge number of new games will soon be available to players at the casinos. Playtech has a vast catalog of games and caters to all types of players. There are numerous slots based upon every theme imaginable and an extensive collection of card and table games, both RNG and live dealer, which of course, includes many options for fans of online baccarat.
Playtech’s Baccarat Offering
Many people believe that Playtech is the leading provider of live casino games. There is no doubt that baccarat players will find plenty on offer.
Impressively, the developer has more than 15 live baccarat variants in its portfolio. While the core game remains the same in all of them, they have introduced several enhancements that give players more choice.
All Playtech live baccarat games are played with an 8 deck shoe and they all feature the Banker, Player, Big/Small and Egalite side bets. Some games come in both Commission and No Commission versions and there are even tables with progressive jackpots. Of course, the games all offer a range of road map score cards.
Players can enjoy tables that offer options such as the “squeeze” with the dealer performing the ritual to ramp up the tension. There are also Speed Baccarat tables where a game round takes roughly 30 seconds, while those who dream of playing in top Macau casinos will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of Mandarin-speaking dealers.
The progressive jackpot is an additional side bet and is won if both the Player and Banker have matching suited Ace and 8 in their hand in the same round. The side bet also offers some significant fixed payouts, and as such, it is very popular with players.
In other words, there are tables to suit every type of player and budget, which means that baccarat fans at the Stardust will soon have a wonderful amount of choice.
A Huge Expansion for Stardust Casinos
At present, Stardust casino offers its members a top-quality collection of slots as well as multiple roulette and blackjack games. There are also live dealer versions from Evolution; however, just one Speed Baccarat game.
As such, this deal will vastly increase the options available to online baccarat players and represents a major upgrade for the casino. Of course, fans of baccarat in states where the casino is live do have other options, but it never hurts to have one more and a quick glance at the Stardust casino promotions pages for each state reveals that there is plenty to look forward to.