Play live baccarat in our online live casino as a regular player or as a VIP player with live dealers for an unprecedented, exciting experience. Baccarat, also known as punto banco, is a card game available in all casinos around the world. A single game of baccarat can be played with a minimum of one player and a maximum of 14 players.
The objective of this card game is to predict who will win – the player or the dealer. The party with a hand value close to 9 will win the game.
The most popular version of baccarat is the one which is played with 8 decks of cards. Online versions use either 6 or 8 decks. Before going into further details of the game, let us check the values that each card holds.
Aces have one point. Cards from 2 to 9 have the values worth their face value. Card 10 and the face cards have zero points. Hand value can be calculated by adding the values of each card on hand. If the sum of the values gives a two-digit number, then the first digit will be eliminated and the second digit will be treated as the hand value.
How to play live baccarat?
The first step in the baccarat game is that the participant has to place a bet on either the player’s hand or dealer’s hand. There is also a tie option which means both the hands have the same value.
After the bet is placed, two cards will be dealt to both the player and the dealer. The points in the player’s hand, as well as the dealer’s hand, are then calculated. The hand which has its total value as 9 or closer to 9 will be the winner.
If the total point of the first two cards in a hand is 8 or 9, it is known as a natural win and the game is over. If the total is 6 or 7, then the player stands. If the hand value is 0-5, the player can draw a third card unless the dealer’s hand value is either 8 or 9.
In case, if the player stands, the dealer can draw a new card when the hand value is 0-5. If the hand value is 6 or 7, the dealer stands.
If the player is having 9, 10, Ace or a face card as his third card, the dealer can draw a new card when his hand value is 0-3. In this case, if the dealer’s hand value is 4-7, then the dealer stands.
If the player has 8 as his third card, the dealer can draw a new card when his hand value is 0-2. In such a case, the dealer stands if his hand value is 3-7.
If the third card of the player is either 6 or 7, the dealer can draw a new card when he has a hand value of 0-6. Here, the dealer stands if his hand value is 7.
If the player’s third card drawn is either 4 or 5, the dealer draws a new card when he has a hand value of 0-5. In this case, the dealer will stand if he is having a hand value of 6-7.
If the third card drawn by the player is either a 2 or 3, then the dealer can draw a third card when he has a hand value of 0-4. Here, in this case, the dealer will stand if his hand value is 5-7.
Once all cards are dealt by the player as well as the dealer, calculate the hand value of both the parties. The winning hand is the one with total value as 9 or closer to 9. If both parties have the same hand value, then it will be a tie and neither hand will win or lose.
Sometimes, the player has to pay a 5% commission to the dealer if the player wins a bet placed on the dealer’s hand.
Why play live baccarat?
Live baccarat online provides similar features like that in a punto banco live casino. Players can enjoy the feeling of playing in a casino from their own home. Players can even choose various options such as the lighting effects, music modes and so on.
Live punto banco online features a live dealer who directs the game. This is the most important advantage of baccarat online. In virtual online baccarat, there is no live dealer. Without a dealer, the game is not so enjoyable.
In online live baccarat, the dealer will be provided with the headsets and microphones so that the players can make conversation with the dealer and clear the doubts. A chatting option is also provided in online baccarat games. Moreover, the player can see what is happening in real-time through the live HD cameras in the casinos.
In short, players can enjoy baccarat at their convenience without waiting on long queues in the casinos.
Baccarat at evolution gaming
Evolution’s live baccarat games deliver wonderful gaming experiences to the players. It can be accessed via desktop, tablets or mobile phones.
The studio area has a stunning look that resembles the casinos in Macau. Let us now go through some of the baccarat versions of Evolution Gaming.
Live standard baccarat
The original version of baccarat produced by Evolution is the standard baccarat. The baccarat table will be having a single camera view with close up of the revealed cards. The playing interface has a full-screen mode as well as a mixed screen mode. The time for a single game is 48 seconds.
Live speed baccarat
Speed baccarat is developed for players who like to play in fast mode. Here, the playing decisions have to be taken quickly. If a third card is required, it has to be dealt immediately. The time for a single game is 27 seconds.
Live no commission baccarat
In normal versions, the player has to pay a 5% commission to the dealer if the player wins a bet on the dealer’s hand. In no commission baccarat, there is no need to pay such a commission.
Try out live baccarat and experience the thrill of playing in a real casino, at home. We wish you the best of luck!