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DEQ Announces EZ Baccarat Installations

Canadian table game supplier DEQ Systems announced 19 new installations for its “EZ Baccarat” system, a no-commission version of baccarat with a side bet.

In British Columbia, Starlight Casino, River Rock Casino, View Royal Casino and Boulevard Casino have installed the system, and Edgewater has increased its number of tables offering the system from three to six. In Missouri, where the system achieved approval less than a month ago, Isle of Capri, Ameristar and Lumière Casino have installed EZ Baccarat tables.   

In Macau, EZ Baccarat has been installed in the new City of Dreams. Melco Crown’s City of Dreams opened its doors with three EZ Baccarat tables in the City of Dreams Casino and two in the Hard Rock Casino. It is located directly across from the Venetian Casino on the Cotai Strip and operates an estimated 450 tables of which 80 percent are baccarat.

These installations come less than two months after the product’s approval, when the Wynn Macau went live with four EZ Baccarat tables.

EZ Baccarat accelerates baccarat speed by eliminating the commission. The winning-hand bank commission is replaced by barring one specific winning bank hand and/or reducing the banked winning wagers. The EZ Baccarat method, carrying the trademark “Dragon 7,” bars a three-card total of seven. Players can also make a side wager as to the occurrence of the Dragon 7.

“EZ Baccarat and EZ Trak are proving themselves in every market we enter,” stated Paul Omohundro, sales VP for DEQ. “Whether it is in direct commercialization such as in Missouri or with partners such as TCS John Huxley in British Columbia, EZ Baccarat and EZ Trak are in demand. We are anxiously awaiting jurisdictional approvals in Florida, Connecticut and Mississippi, where clients are waiting to get the EZ suite of products.”

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