On the back of its latest LatAm deal and casino software developer Pragmatic Play has enhanced its Live Casino suite, specifically its digital baccarat offering, after adding a pair of new baccarat variants, Fortune 6 and Super 8.

Offering a “twist” on a true casino classic, Fortune 6 Baccarat provides a heightened experience via side bets, which allow players to predict whether their hand or the banker’s hand will be closer in value to nine. What’s more, players are also able to wager on the unique ‘Fortune 6’ side bet, which is designed by Pragmatic and increases payouts if a player draws a six in the first three cards.

The other new variant, Super 8 Baccarat, adds a fresh perspective to what is one of the most popular games in the online gambling world, as it too offers a unique side bet that sees players notch wins when the initial two cards drawn form a natural eight hand. Another way for the side bet to win is if the cards dealt to either the banker or the player are of the same color and/or suit.

Upgrading a Classic:

Fortune 6 and Super 8 Baccarat allow us to bring a brand-new dynamic to one of the oldest and most popular casino experiences in the world and add additional decision-making to the classic game through unique side bet opportunities providing more ways to win,” read a statement in a company news release from Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play.

Barzely goes on to explain that the two titles “further upgrade an already leading vertical that blends together traditional games such as blackjack and roulette with the innovative game show inspired Sweet Bonanza CandyLand™ and we remain confident in our ability to produce titles that players love.”

The recent additions to the supplier’s growing Live Casino product offering deliver and “exciting update” to the classic casino game while also diversifying the successful vertical’s content.

Guatemala Advance:

Introduction of the two new variants follows Pragmatic Play’s three-vertical deal with online sports betting and casino platform Gana360 and annual Spanish raffle Loteria del Niño of Billetera Electronica Bet Guatemala S.A., further strengthening its now prominent position in Latin America via Guatemala.

Three Vertical Deal:

Under the deal, players at the online gambling platform are now able to experience the provider’s most popular slots such as Gates of Olympus, which has won Pragmatic multiple Game of the Year awards, as well as  Bigger Bass Bonanza, the second installment in the popular fishing-inspired five-title series from partner Reel Kingdom, and The Dog House Megaways, the sequel to the hit 2019 version and powered by the mechanic used under license from Big Time Gaming (BTG).

And for fans of live dealer casino, the supplier’s entire portfolio featuring casino classics Roulette, Blackjack and Mega Wheel, which gives players the feeling of being on their favorite TV game show, will also be made available.

Lastly, the deal also sees Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports collection comprising an array of popular sports like greyhound and horse racing, and Fantastic League, accessible to the operator’s players in the Central American country.

Essential for Operators:

Commenting on the recent tie-up, Marcella Ivana Vizia for Billetera Electronica Bet Guatemala S.A. said Pragmatic Play’s games “have a fantastic reputation with players across Latin America and are therefore essential for any operator to feature in their lobby.”

Vizia adds that it is “fantastic news to see all the content go live” and they are “thoroughly looking forward” to working with their new partner as their “relationship evolves.”

The provider has made significant gains in its goal of becoming the region’s leading iGaming supplier, and in addition to the many new partnerships it has forged, has also racked up its share of accolades.

Valued Partner:

For its part, Pragmatic Play, Vice President of Latin American Operations, Victor Arias, said they are “delighted to see the fruits of labour culminate in the rollout of our products with another valued partner.”

He explained that their verticals “represent outstanding value for any operator looking to enhance their offering” and they are “sure Gana360 customers are going to take full advantage of the increased entertainment options at their disposal.”