Baccarat Games of the Future
by Edward Rogers, News Staff Writer
December 06, 2007
In the global
business of online gambling, one of the most eyed
markets currently is Asia. Several expos and industry
gatherings have recently seen their inaugural meetings
in Asia's casino gambling capital, Macau, including the
first ever Casino Affiliate Convention aimed
specifically at online gambling. And while the market
looks promising, for the masses of "Westerners"
trying to make a profit off the Asian market, a whole
new approach is needed.
Unlike the rest of the world, where
slots and poker seem to dominate the market, in Macau,
Baccarat is the most popular casino game. While this
might seem curious to the outsider, Baccarat cannot be
denied for delivering a relatively low Casinos Edge, not
to mention a sociable and entertaining gambling
experience. Oh, and did I mention that Baccarat is the
abode for high rollers?
On the internet, however, Baccarat is
plenty more accessible to the average bankroll. Even so,
it is still not nearly as popular as other online casino
games. Nobody knows this better than the software
developers and online casinos marketing themselves to
the world. And now that Asia is being viewed as a
formidable market, there is a good chance that online
baccarat will grow in popularity.
Playtech software, which is one of the
few software makers to have successfully penetrated Asia
thus far, will be wise to innovate their online baccarat
games, which competitor EnterAsia has already done. Not
just your typical online baccarat game, EnterAsia's
premium baccarat game is more like a craps table,
surrounded by an enthusiastic, cheering crowd. This is
probably a strange concept to other software developers,
but may soon become more accepted as the Asian online
gambling market opens up and exerts more of an influence
on the global online gambling market as a whole.