EZ Baccarat eliminates taking a 5% commission on all winning Banker hands without modifying any of the existing drawing rules of the standard Mini Baccarat game. There are 2 optional side wagers called the Dragon 7 and the Panda 8. The Dragon 7 pays 40 to 1 when the Banker Hand has a point count of 7 with a total of three cards and the Player’s Hand has a point count less than 7. The Panda 8 pays 25 to 1 when the Player’s hand has a point count of 8 with a total of three cards and the Banker hand has a point count less than 8.
The object of the game is still to get a point count closest to 9 on whichever of two possible hands the customer wagers. All card values are the same as Mini Baccarat and standard betting on the Banker, Player and Tie are available. All winning Banker and Player wagers pay 1 to 1. Winning Tie wagers pay 8 to 1. Winning Dragon 7 wagers pay 40 to 1 and winning Panda 8 wagers pay 25 to 1.
A Dragon 7 hand occurs when the Banker Hand wins with a three card total of 7 and the Player Hand has less than 7. When this happens, the Banker Hand is a “push”, meaning it does not win or lose. The Player wager and Tie wager lose as they normally would. The Dragon 7 wager wins.
The Panda 8 occurs when the Player hand wins with a three card total of 8 and the Banker hand has less than 8. Banker and Tie wagers lose, Player and Panda 8 wagers win. Panda 8 wagers are paid 25 to 1.
All wagers must be made in increments of $5.
When wagering on the Tie, Dragon 7 or Panda 8 without a Banker or Player wager, that wager must meet the table minimum.