Many developers have been working on fun variants for these popular releases. They make for fun side games, but that’s all they are for most players. Eventually, they go back to the main thing. So how do you make sure punters play your release instead of your rival’s game? The answer is simple; smack a multiplier on it! Today, we’ll take a look at some live casino tables whose multipliers let you win big!
Evolution Gaming has been at the forefront of adding multipliers to existing titles. And to the best of our knowledge, they’re the first ones to add this feature to baccarat! Up to five cards can become charged with lightning. That means a random multiplier will be applied to those cards. The multipliers the game can choose from are 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 8x. You can get more than one at the same time. And yes, they multiply each other!
There are no rule changes in Lightning Baccarat. Instead, the software provider funds the multipliers by adding an extra fee. You must pay 20% on top of your total bet on each spin. Mildly annoying, but you can always lower your stake to return to pre-fee levels.
You play this release with an 8 deck shoe. The winning hand is the one that’s closest to the number nine. Your maximum win is artificially capped by Evolution Gaming to be €500,000. If that wasn’t in place, it could easily win more!
Blackjack needs no introduction. It’s the game to play if you’re serious about being the very best. It has a high RTP, and lots of strategy goes into how each hand is played. A release that preserves all of that while adding a multiplier is a tall order. But one that Playtech proved they could pull off! This time around, it’s three randomly selected cards from the deck that are assigned multipliers. Each card can go up to 10x.
Keep in mind, there’s no guarantee you’ll draw one of these multipliers. On top of that, Quantum Blackjack introduces a new rule to fund this new mechanic. In this game, the dealer pushes on a 3 card bust. This means small wins are rarer than they used to be.
Not to worry, however. With an RTP of 99.47%, this Playtech release still keeps that competitive edge. Now, the wins come from multiplier enhanced cards rather than a frequent stream of small prizes. As a result, you can still use the same blackjack strategy you’d use for standard blackjack tables.
We know, Evolution Gaming did it first. But doing something first isn’t a guarantee you’ll be the best. Apple wasn’t the first company to make the smartphone, after all. Now, roulette is a popular game. There are a lot of live dealer roulette variations being played all the time! So how can Playtech’s Quantum Roulette stand out? The answer is simple; multipliers that can grow up to 500x!
Said multipliers are applied to up to five straight up numbers. They range from 50x to 500x, and increase in increments of 50x. It’s not enough that a multiplier can sometimes appear, though. Sometimes, a Quantum Boost triggers, adding another 50x multiplier. And if you’re really lucky, a Quantum Leap will randomly double or triple a multiplier! Sadly, the multiplier cannot exceed the 500x maximum when this happens.
Multiplier wins are awarded only on straight up number wagers. Betting on a range of numbers means you won’t benefit from the multiplier. The total prize for non-multiplier straight up number wins has also been lessened. Instead of awarding 35:1, they now pay 29:1 instead. This is how Playtech’s release funds the extra multipliers used by Quantum Roulette.
So if you ever find yourself at a live casino, should you play these releases? We’d definitely say yes! So long as you understand the differences, you’ll be able to enjoy them.