Live Baccarat: Revel in James Bond’s Favourite Game
Powered by Evolution Gaming, our live Baccarat brings the authentic atmosphere of a real-life game to your mobile or desktop screen, no matter where you are in the country. The sophisticated game is played in the same way as our conventional online games are, although gameplay moves at a different pace.
This is because in real-life games, dealers need to gather, shuffle and put out the cards; results are not instantly created as they are with Random Number Generators. However, you’ll soon get used to this and the fact that you are interacting with professional operators, in gorgeous settings, will create thrillingly realistic experiences time after time.
Baccarat Game Basics
At its core, the live version of this game has the same rules and structure as the non-live games. The two formats are not intended to replace each other; they are actually very complementary and both enhance your overall understanding of the game.
Since Baccarat is thought to have originated in Italy in the 15th century, it makes sense that the two hands in the game have Italian as well as English names. These are the Player (Punto) and Banker (Banco) Hands. You and the dealer have no control over these; they simply have these names.
You need to bet on which hand total will win, or whether the hands will tie. After you’ve put your money down, two cards will be dealt to the Punto and Banco hands. The number cards carry their pip value, face cards are worth zero and aces are worth one.
Totals are determined by adding the cards together and dropping the ten-value placeholder. A hand of a six and a four is, for instance, worth zero rather than ten. This means the highest possible hand is worth nine, which is called a Natural and wins the game automatically.
If a Natural does not occur, there are specific rules about when each hand Hits or Stands. Don’t worry about these; we keep track of them all for you. The final card to be revealed is the one that shows the round’s results, and is traditionally revealed with the Baccarat Squeeze.
The Baccarat Squeeze and Other Special Features
The famous move involves the dealer squeezing the deck of cards to show the last one to be dealt in the game, and our live entertainment streams this to you at the end of the round. You can also choose to do it yourself in our special Baccarat Squeeze variation, thanks to sophisticated software and special equipment.
Different twists and variations in our live games make them even better; get into the middle of the action with the different viewpoints in Multi-Camera Baccarat or play faster with Speed Baccarat. You also get to choose how you want to keep track of what is happening, with the Big, Beach, Big Eye, Small and Cockroach Road display options available. To make things even better, you can chat to your tablemates as you play.
If you back a Player or Banker hand correctly, you are paid out 1:1. Since the odds are slightly better for a Punto hand, you need to pay 5% commission if you win in this case. Betting on a tie pays back 8:1, but this incredible payout comes with matching odds; its chances of occurring are just 9.53 – it all depends how lucky you are feeling!
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