Playtech-owned Australian games developer Eyecon has brought a new twist to the classic Baccarat casino game with the launch of Hit Me! Baccarat.

With the Hit Me! Bet, a losing hand can still win, while players can purchase an extra card using dynamic odds for a chance at success and win up to 12 times their stake (less commission).

"Baccarat has captured the imagination of players for hundreds of years, and we’re delighted to be adding a genuine variation to the gameplay with Hit Me! bets," said Eyecon founder Scott Murray.

"While many online casinos have made visual enhancements or added side bets to Baccarat in recent years, Hit Me! brings something extra and innovative to the game itself.

"We're confident that Hit Me! Baccarat and its extra chance to win will be a major hit with players, and will make an excellent addition to any casino's table game portfolio," Murray added.

Eyecon, best-known for the slot game Fluffy Favourites, was acquired by Playtech in a £50m deal in February 2017.