In Macau, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau regulator has reportedly followed the example of its analogous organization in Singapore by approving the new Lucky Six side betting option for baccarat.
According to a report from GGRAsia, Lucky Six will now pay out on any winning ‘banker’ baccarat featuring a face value of six. The variant’s odds have purportedly been set at twelve-to-one for two-card hands while this is to increase to 20-to-one for hands consisting of three cards.
“The reason for revising the baccarat rules is to add a new betting option for the game type so that there will be more variety in the ways of betting for the patrons,” reportedly read a statement from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
GGRAsia reported that Lucky Six has now joined other baccarat side betting games including Par Bet and Dragon Seven in being legal in Macau with Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which is responsible for the enclave’s The Plaza Macao, Sands Macao, The Parisian Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Venetian Macao via its Sands China Limited subsidiary, already offering the option at its properties in the United States.
Baccarat is reportedly the most lucrative game in Macau after accounting for some 88.4% of the local industry’s consolidated gross gaming revenue last year at $29.07 billion. GGRAsia explained that the 2017 figure moreover encompassed high-stakes versions of the game, which brought in just over $18.63 billion.