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Let’s Play Live Baccarat
Play baccarat at our 888 LIVE Casino and enjoy the ultimate Canadian-styled casino experience. With Live Baccarat, you get up close and personal like never before. HD live cameras bring you into the casino, with the best views of the action. Our multi-camera format streams direct to your screen, on PC, Mac and mobile with crystal-clear graphics and Vegas-esque audio. You can tailor your views of the action as you wish. Switch it up while the games are in progress, for the best close-ups of the cards, wide-angle shots, or cutaways. It's your call player!
Here at 888casino Canada, we are simulating the most realistic baccarat experience imaginable. We worked incredibly hard behind-the-scenes to bring you the most user-friendly, immersive Live Baccarat experience up front. Our professionally-trained croupiers are ready to deal you in, in English and French, at your leisure. Expect service with a smile with every card dealt on Player and Banker Hands. Take your virtual seat and wait for the action to unfold. You can watch and hear the dealers via video feed, and respond to them via chat functionality – how cool is that?
Live Baccarat games can be played on PC, Mac, Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, and iPad devices. Expect top-tier Live Baccarat gaming on any device you choose. That's just the way we roll. There's no need to reconfigure your settings for the game to fit your screen size – all our Live Baccarat games are optimized for devices across the board. Our proprietary 888casino software delivers enhanced gaming on all screen sizes – big or small. That means you can focus on picking the winning hand, and nothing else!
As far as live casino table games go, Live Baccarat is the gold standard. Our expert dealers are ready to roll out the red carpet for you. Now it's time to make your play with Live Baccarat online.
How to Play Live Baccarat
Baccarat is widely perceived as the high rollers’ favorite, for obvious reasons. This wildly entertaining casino card game is designed to delight, with incredibly easy rules and simple choices. Live Baccarat plays out identically to traditional baccarat. You're tasked with beating the dealer by selecting Player Hand, Banker Hand, or a Tie hand as the winning bet. That's it. The objective of the game is to get as close as possible to 8, or 9, which are considered naturals in baccarat.
Each game of Live Baccarat is played with 8 x 52-card decks. Yes, that's a lot of decks! Before the cards are dealt by the casino dealer, the player decides where to place a bet. Recall that baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to play. There aren't any complicated tactics or strategies to learn. The rules of the game allow the dealer to follow a pre-set guide without the player ever having to touch the cards. All you have to do is pick a Player Hand, Banker Hand, or a Tie.
Note: Even though you're the player, you are free to place a bet on Player, Banker, or Tie. No hand belongs specifically to the dealer, or the player in baccarat – you're always free to pick your bets.
Luckily, there is enough variety of betting options to keep this game really exciting. When you play Baccarat at 888 LIVE Casino, Canada, you have an opportunity to win big on every play. Let's check out the rules of Live Baccarat.
Rules of Live Baccarat
Professionally-trained dealers at our fully customized casino await Live Baccarat players. These games are played with 8 decks, each comprising 52 cards apiece. The following card values hold in baccarat:
- Aces assume the lowest value, and are worth 1 each.
- Cards from 2 through 9 assume their face value.
- 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are worth 0 in baccarat.
- Suits (Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, Spades) don't matter in baccarat – only the numerical card value has significance.
Before any cards are dealt in baccarat, players must place a bet. You can wager on the Player Hand, the Banker Hand, or even a Tie if you wish. The objective is to get as close to 9 as possible in baccarat.
Assume the following hand values:
- Player Hand – King + 7 = 7
- Banker Hand – 5+8 = 3
The Player Hand wins because it is closest in value to 9
- Player Hand: 9 + 9 = 8
- Banker Hand: Queen + 9 = 9
The Banker Hand wins because it is closest in value to 9
Next, the dealer initiates the action by dealing 2 cards to the Player and the Banker in turn.
The hands are evaluated. If the Player Hand and the Dealer Hand are equal in value, then the round ends in a tie. The winning bet is the Tie bet; player bets and banker bets are returned.
Any hand value totaling more than 10 simply has the tens digit removed. Consider the following hand totals on the left, and the baccarat value on the right:
- 20 – 0
- 19 – 9
- 18 – 8
- 17 – 7
- 16 – 6
- 15 – 5
- 14 – 4
- 13 – 3
- 12 – 2
- 11 – 1
Another important rule in baccarat takes place when the player or the banker forms a hand value of 8 or 9 off their first two cards. In this case, it's a natural and no additional cards are dealt.
If on the other hand, the player or the banker’s initial two cards are worth 0 through 7, the Third Card Rule kicks into effect. This will tell you whether a third card needs to be dealt to the Player Hand, the Banker Hand, or both hands. In Live Baccarat, the player is always first to act.
FIRST TWO CARDS WITH PLAYER HAND
- Hand value of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 – Player Draws Third Card
- Hand value of 6, or 7 – Player Stands firm
- Hand value of 8, or 9 – No Third Card is Dealt
If the Player Hand is 6 or 7, and the Banker Hand is 3, 4, or 5, then the Banker must draw a third card. If the Player Hand is 6 or 7, and the Banker Hand is 6, the Banker must stand. The hand value closest to 8 or 9 wins in Live Baccarat.
LIVE BACCARAT RETURN TO PLAYER (RTP)
The RTP is a theoretical concept which is assessed over millions of hands dealt. It indicates the return to player for every C$1 bet over the long-term. In Live Baccarat, the following RTPs have been calculated:
- Banker Pair – 89.64% RTP
- Player Pair - 89.64% RTP
- Perfect Pair - 91.95% RTP
- Either Pair - 86.29% RTP
- Player Bonus – 97.35% RTP
- Banker Bonus – 90.63% RTP
Take a look at your Live Baccarat game. There is a BET LIMITS panel which displays the minimum/maximum betting stakes that are allowed on the table.
You will instantly be notified if you try to place a bet that is greater than the limit for that specific bet type. If you attempt to place a bet that is less than the minimum required bet value, it will be rejected. If you place multiple bets, and only a few of them are less than the minimum required bet value, only those bets that meet the minimum requirements will be accepted.
To play live baccarat, you must have enough money in your bankroll to cover all your bets. You'll be able to see your bankroll by checking the BALANCE on your screen.
One more thing before you play Live Baccarat online – take a look at the TRAFFIC LIGHTS. You will notice the following color scheme:
- Green - Place your bets
- Orange - Betting time will close soon
- Red - Betting time has lapsed