This week the government of Macau approved the deployment of a sidebet for baccarat dubbed "Lucky Six", which is found in other jurisdictions around the world.
The sidebet pays out when the banker wins with a value of six. Punters get a 20:1 payout for three cards and 12:1 if the total is hit in two cards. The game can now be played at the jurisdiction's casino resorts, where it makes up 88.4% of the area's gaming revenues. More than half of that is high stakes baccarat, and adding a sidebet with a better house edge will likely help boost revenues in Macau, which is rebounding from smaller revenues that hit a few years ago.
Justifying the decision, Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said that the revision was made "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."
No timetable for the integration of the game was given, but it's likely that punters visiting Macau in the near future will have a new variant to choose from.