The Basics of Live Baccarat

Live Baccarat

The game of mystery known to have flourished within the casino industry is now available to be played live. Betbit Casino offers you a Live Baccarat table with real life professional dealers and a user friendly game interface giving you everything you need to join the action and enjoy the excitement. The Live Baccarat table comes in three different bet limit categories which are Low, Standard or High.

Baccarat is a card comparison game between two hands being that of the "banker” and your own set of cards dealt as the Player. The objective in Baccarat is to reach 9 points within the sum of cards. Regardless if the Banker or Player section wins, the payout is even money. However, a winning Banker is entitled to a 5% commission. Among betting options you may bet on the “Player”, “Player Pair”, “Banker”, “Banker Pair” or “Tie”. However, the possible outcomes are only three being "player”, "banker," or "tie." The gear found on the Live Baccarat game are eight decks of cards, a Shuffle Master I-shoe and a betting table with chips.

Within the game software interface a chat box will be available to speak with the dealer when having questions or to simply say hello. However, this feature is only for real money players. Among the predetermined betting actions you have an option to: Rebet, Clear Bets, Auto Bet or Undo Last. A statistics display window is also included to view recent gaming activity. Never played Baccarat before? Don’t worry, a dedicated button for instructions on how to play is also included.

FACTS ON BACCARAT

Baccarat as opposed to other casino games remains much more suitable to provide an even break on actual players, the house edges used are of just 1.17 percent for bets on the banker hand and 1.36 percent on your own hand.

This is why the average Baccarat player is left with less of a disadvantage than average blackjack or video poker players, probably to make up for the fact that the game has no actual playing strategies to master.

Baccarat Pairs are a side wager on Baccarat, Punto 2000 or Super 6. This type of bet results as a win if the first two cards dealt to the Player or Banker fields are a pair followed by loss on all other outcomes. Payout odds on a “winning pair” are 11 to 1 while the odds for “either pair” are 5 to 1.

PLAYER'S THIRD-CARD RULE

If the Player or Banker betting categories obtain a total of 8 or 9 on the first two cards dealt, no further cards are drawn. A hand of this kind is known as a “Natural” and no further actions will occur.

Should the player total be less than or equal to 5, a third card will be drawn on behalf of the Player category.

When the Player's cards add up to 6 or more, no further cards are drawn on behalf of the player and the Bank's hand stands on 6 or more yet taking a third card if the sum is 5 or less.

BANK'S THIRD-CARD RULE

  • If the cards add up to 2 or less, the Bank will hit for a third card regardless of the Player’s hand outcome.
  • If the cards add up to 3, the Bank will hit for a third card unless the Player's third card is an 8.
  • If the cards add up to 4, the Bank will hit for a third card unless the Player's third card is a 0, 1, 8, or 9.
  • If the cards add up to 5, the Banker will hit for a third card if the player's third card is a 4, 5, 6, or 7.
  • If the cards add up to 6, the Bank will hit for a third card unless the Player's third card is a 6 or 7.
  • If the cards add up to 7, the Bank will stand taking no further cards.

After the dealer has applied the third card rule for both the Player and Banker, the winning hand closest to 9, without going over is the winner.

PLAYER'S THIRD-CARD RULE

The Dragon Bonus is a Baccarat side bet that pays even money when the hand is a Natural winner or when the hand wins by at least 4 points.

In cases where there's a natural tie, the bet results as a push. Non-Natural ties winning by at least 4 points are paid even money. However, should the margin of victory on this type of hand be higher than 4 points the payout shall increase accordingly.