Baccarat is a casino table games classic, originating in France in the 15th century. It’s mostly a game of chance, and as such, does not require a lot of strategy or skill. Put your noggin to rest and simply indulge in the pure thrills that come standard with a game of online baccarat.
Ultimately, your challenge is to predict whose hand, yours or the bankers, will equal (or be closest to) 9.
The three potential outcomes
Online baccarat is played between you and the banker, with three potential outcomes:
- You win
- The banker wins
- The game results in a tie
Betting on the player’s hand: You win if the player’s hand is greater than the banker’s hand.
Betting on the banker’s hand: You win if the banker’s hand is greater than the player’s hand.
Betting on a tie: You win if the outcome of a tie (although most advise against betting on the outcome of a tie as the odds of the game resulting in a tie are low).
- All cards below 10 are counted at their face value
- Aces carry the value of 1
- Any card that is valued at a double digit will drop the left digit
Play baccarat at our Live Casino
When you play baccarat within our live casino product, Live Dealer, you’ll get to enjoy this fabulous, fun-filled table game in real-time, at a real table, with your cards being dealt to you by real dealers! Sounds great – and it is. You have the option between a traditional live dealer, and a Playboy Bunny dealer.
How to play
- Online baccarat is played using a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
- You must place your bets before the cards are dealt. Then, you predict the hand that will reach a total of 9.
- You and the banker are each dealt two cards.
- If your first two hands add up to six or more, you will stand.
- You will draw if your cards are valued at five or less.
Betting and payout rules
- If you place a tie bet and win, you are paid out at odds of 8:1 on your regular bet amount
- If the hands tie and you did not place a tie bet, your bet is returned to you
Whatever table game you decide to indulge in first, you’re certainly bound to have a blast. Blackjack, craps, roulette, the choice is yours! To put the cherry on the top, we have a Live Casino version of each, which makes the game play that much more enticing and exhilarating.