Live Baccarat Game Overview

People love playing games. In our early childhood we play with toys and after becoming grown-ups we find the new kind of entertainment - gambling.

Casino games attract players with the opportunity not only to gain money but to get positive emotions, adrenaline rush and play again! With the great variety of casino games, it is easy to choose what suits your tastes and skills, as there games based on luck, so called games of chance and games that requires knowing betting strategies, methods of playing, so called games of skill.

Baccarat is one of the most popular games played in live dealer online casino alongside live blackjack dealer and live dealer roulette.

Baccarat overview

Baccarat is considered to be the game of luck, however there basic baccarat rules to know when playing. Baccarat originated in France in 15th century. It has three main variations:

  • Baccarat Chemin de Fer (6 decks of cards are used);
  • Baccarat Banque (3 decks of cards are used);
  • Punto Banco (6 or 8 decks of cards are used).

The latter type is thought to be a standard baccarat as it is played all over the globe by most baccarat players.

Baccarat rules

Baccarat has 3 possible outcomes: the Bank wins, the Player wins or the end will be drawn. The main idea of the game is to predict these outcomes. The drawn end is the least possible variant, so the payouts are the highest. The bets have to place at one of the possible outcomes.

The standard baccarat table allows 14 players at once, and the game is done by 2 dealers and one croupier. After all bets are placed, the dealers give out 4 cards face down. The first and second cards go to the Player, the rest of cards are dealt to the Bank. Afterwards, the value of cards is counted and the winner is the hand that has the value closest to nine.

The cards value

It is easy to count cards in Baccarat: Jacks, Queens, Kings & Tens are of 0 values, Aces are counted as 1, the other cards have the value at their faces.

In case the sum of cards value is higher than 10, it is necessary to subtract 10 from that amount. Let's take for example, the total value of cards is 17 (Queens, 9 and 8) but in Baccarat it will be simply 7.

Live baccarat

Live dealer online casinos provide players with vivid and real-time gaming from land casinos or special dealer studios with the help of web cam and special live chat window.