Baccarat added to Evolution’s award-winning Lightning range

30 January 2020

Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has added to its award-winning Lightning range with the launch of an exclusive, all-new game, Lightning Baccarat.

This new Lightning game, which again combines live play with high-payout RNG multipliers, is part of Evolution’s line-up of new releases for ICE 2020 and is an exciting new take on classic Baccarat. As in standard Live Baccarat, players try to predict whose hand, Player or Banker, will win by having the value closest to 9.

Unlike traditional Baccarat, however, after betting time has expired a Lightning Round begins and a lightning effect strikes between one and five random Lightning Cards. Each of these cards is instantly given a random multiplier. Players must match one of their cards in a winning hand to a Lightning Card to win one of the base level 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 8x multiplier payouts. The more Lightning Cards in the winning hand, the more the multiplier payouts are increased, with up to 512x on Player and Banker bets and up to 262,144x on the Tie bet.

Available on desktop, tablet and smartphone, Lightning Baccarat becomes the third game in Evolution’s Lightning family. It follows the huge success of Lightning Roulette, which won three Game of the Year awards in 2018, and the 2019-launched Lightning Dice, a highly visual live dealer game in which dice come tumbling down a transparent Lightning Tower. All games in the Lightning series are set in a stunning black and gold Art Deco environment and feature random lightning flashes in the UI to signify their high-payout RNG multipliers.

Evolution Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter said: “Two years ago we launched the multi award-winning Lightning Roulette, which has become one of the biggest games in company history. We followed this up with Lightning Dice, which has also been immensely popular. Adding multipliers and our Lightning theme on top of the most traditional game yet, Baccarat, was a natural next step in our Lightning family. Baccarat players love volatility and we are giving them all they can handle with Lightning Baccarat!”