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The new and improved Live Baccarat room has been completely revamped and renovated to deliver a world-class casino experience, providing players with the ultimate table game action available online.
The user experience with Live Baccarat is tailored to give players one of the most exciting possible view of the action. A multi-camera format streams live HD-quality video to your devices, enabling a variety of different looks for the game as it progresses. With close-ups of the cards, cutaways and wide-angled shots, Live Baccarat has gone the extra mile to simulate the true casino look and feel.
Table action is handled by live professional dealers who specialize in interacting with online players. The dealers will greet you when you take your seat and are available to answer your questions throughout the hand. Simply message them using the provided chat features and they’ll answer verbally using the built-in high quality audio playback.
Pick your device! Live Baccarat can be played on your favorite PC/Mac desktop or laptop as well as most mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and the more popular Android platforms. And don’t worry about having to configure your settings, as the 888casino software automatically optimizes the stream no matter what device you’re using. All you need to do is focus on playing!
Live Baccarat sets the standard for one of the most exciting live casino table games available online. Your personal dealer is waiting to start the hand!
Live Baccarat plays exactly the same as traditional Baccarat, with the Player trying to beat the Banker (dealer) by having a hand value closest to 9. The game is played with eight decks of 52 cards, and prior to each deal the player can wager on whose hand will win. You can even bet on the Banker’s hand! Even though it’s very easy to understand and play, Baccarat has many different bet types and payout options, making it the perfect choice for live players that want a less complicated game that still features big payouts.
The game is hosted by a dealer and is played with eight standard 52-card decks. Card values are as follows:
Aces are the lowest cards and are worth 1 point each.
Cards from 2 to 9 are worth their numerical face values.
10s and face cards (jacks, queens and kings) are each worth 0.
Only the numeric value of each card is relevant in the main Baccarat game; Each card's suit (hearts, spades, clubs or diamonds) is irrelevant.
Prior to each deal, you must place your bet on whether the Player or the Banker will win the round by having the hand with a value closest to 9. You also have the option to bet that the round will end in a Tie, which occurs when both the Player and Banker hold hands of equal value.
The dealer begins by dealing two cards each to the Player and to the Banker.
Two hands are dealt in Baccarat: one hand to the Player and one hand to the Banker.
If the Player and Banker hold hands of equal value, the round ends in a tie. The Tie bet wins, and bets on the Player and Banker push (are returned).
Each hand's value is calculated by dropping the tens digit in a hand otherwise worth 11 or more. For example, a 7 and a 9 is only worth 6 in Baccarat (because 16-10=6). Similarly, a face card plus a 9 will be worth 9.
If the Player or the Banker receives an initial two-card hand worth 8 or a 9 (a "natural" 8 or 9), no additional cards will be dealt to either hand.
If the Player and Banker receive initial two-card hands worth 0-7, the "Third Card Rule" is consulted to determine if a third card is to be dealt to either hand or both hands. The Player always goes first.
|0-1-2-3-4-5||Player draws a third card|
|8-9 (a “natural”)||No third card to either hand|
If the Player's hand stands on a 6 or 7, then a Banker hand totaling 3, 4 or 5 must draw, while a Banker hand totaling 6 must stand. Whoever gets the hand closest to a total of 9 wins.
The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum stakes permitted on the table in total.
You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that type of bet. If you place a bet that is less than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when the betting time has expired. If you place several bets and only some of them are less than the minimum limit, only the bets that do not meet minimum requirements will be rejected.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.
The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).