Baccarat is one of the card games which withstood the test of time and made its way to casinos around the world. The popularity of this game skyrocketed with the rise of online casinos, where playing live baccarat became just as entertaining as it was in land-based casinos, if not more so. Baccarat Live Casino games are very similar to blackjack — think of baccarat as a simplified game of blackjack with quicker rounds. The objective of this casino game is straightforward: you must predict which of the two hands, the Player or the Banker, will reach a hand value closest to nine.
ABOUT LIVE BACCARAT
Live baccarat games are played with a standard 52-card deck, usually in a shoe of eight decks. The game is hosted by a live dealer, who oversees the gameplay, calls for action and draws the cards.
In addition to the Player vs Banker bet, players can also wager on a Tie for a chance to win a greater baccarat payout if both the Player’s and the Banker’s hands have the same value. Live baccarat may also feature a variety of side bets, like Perfect Pair and B Bonus, to make the gameplay even more dynamic. The live baccarat game is both engaging and easy to understand, making it a perfect choice for newcomers and casino veterans alike.
HISTORY OF BACCARAT
The roots of live baccarat online casino games are planted deep in history, absorbing bits and pieces from cultures all around the world. Baccarat can be traced back to the ancient game of Pai Gow, in which the objective was to reach a point value of nine using dominoes. Similarities to modern-day baccarat can also be found in more contemporary games like Le Her and Vingt-et-Un. Games like Baccarat en Banque and Chemin de Fer were a must-have table in any respectable casino and, today, live baccarat tables are still some of the most frequented!
No Live Casino is truly whole without baccarat, and EnergyCasino is no exception. Our players will find a premium selection of live dealer baccarat tables offered by Evolution and LiveG24, including Lightning Baccarat, Baccarat No Commission, Baccarat Squeeze and Baccarat Macao.
Baccarat is a game that is easy to understand and play, and playing at a Live Casino makes it that much more simple! The number of available seats is virtually unlimited, players can stop and go at any time, the rules are easily accessible, and the gameplay is lightning-fast.
- The game is played with up to eight 52-card decks.
- The main objective of baccarat is to predict and bet on the hand which you think will reach a value of nine, or closest to it.
- There are three main bets you can place on a round of baccarat: on the Player’s hand, the Banker’s or on a Tie (push). If side bets are available, players may wager on them as well.
- Both the Player and Banker are dealt two cards, one or both may receive a third card.
- Whether or not one of the hands receives a third card is determined automatically, according to the Third Card Rule. The detailed table can be found in the game’s rules, by clicking on ‘?’.
- In live baccarat, the cards are dealt by the live dealer, but the gameplay decisions are automatic. Neither the Player’s hand nor the Banker’s can decide if they want a third card.
- If the point total exceeds nine, the tenths place is dropped, leaving the last digit as the point total. For example, a hand with an eight and a nine (17 total) is worth seven (17-10=7).
- The hand that reaches or is closest to nine wins the round.
These rules apply to most games of baccarat, but not all. When you start playing, make sure to read through the rules of the game to see all of the side bets, side bet payouts, Third Card Rule and detailed instructions on how to play.
Keep in mind that in baccarat, you as the player and the Player’s hand are not one and the same! Neither are the dealer and the Banker’s hand. You can wager as you wish, the house takes a commission in the form of slightly decreased payouts for Banker bets.
BACCARAT CARD VALUES
- Tens, jacks, queens and kings are all worth zero points.
- Aces are worth one point.
- All other cards (2-9) assume their numerical face values.
- When the value of the hand surpasses nine, only the last digit of the sum counts. For example, a hand total of 14 will count as four.
- Only the numerical value of each card is relevant, the suit is insignificant.
BEST LIVE BACCARAT GAMES
Grab a seat and place your chips on the best live baccarat games at EnergyCasino! Our portfolio is full to the brim with bustling Live Casino tables from Evolution and LiveG24, including games like live roulette, poker, blackjack and — of course — baccarat. Try your luck at playing top live baccarat games like Baccarat Squeeze, Lightning Baccarat and No Commission Baccarat.
At EnergyCasino, players can also enjoy RNG/First Person baccarat games if they prefer a slower, more in-control kind of pace. There is no dealer in the RNG version, and all outcomes are random.
FREE LIVE BACCARAT VS BACCARAT FOR REAL MONEY
Since live baccarat games are available exclusively at Live Casinos, all wagers must be placed using real money. The only way to enjoy free baccarat is by playing in the demo mode of RNG/First Person baccarat at the Casino lobby. In this mode, all winnings and wagers are virtual, which is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the best of baccarat without financial risk. Demos may be restricted based on jurisdiction and may require registering and verifying an account first.
Keen on playing live? You don’t have to wager real cash right away! Join one of the many tables and observe the gameplay at your pace — you don’t have to place any wagers while you watch the rounds unfold. If you’re interested in playing live baccarat for real money, then set a strict entertainment budget, stick to it and please gamble responsibly.
⭐WHAT IS LIVE BACCARAT?
The live baccarat casino table is the Live Casino version of the popular card game of baccarat. Live baccarat is live-streamed in HD, and each game is hosted by a professional dealer. Players can join in and grab a seat at any time, but the betting window is time-restricted.
⭐WHERE CAN I PLAY LIVE BACCARAT?
You can play live baccarat and hundreds of other online casino tables, live shows and card games at EnergyCasino. Our portfolio features the best Live Casino tables from Evolution and LiveG24, who are known for impeccable standards and polished, authentic gameplay.
⭐CAN I WIN REAL MONEY PLAYING LIVE BACCARAT?
If you wager real money, then you have a chance to win real money too. Please keep in mind that baccarat is a game of chance; thus, winning can never be guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, and make sure that the casino of your choice is licensed by a reputable gambling authority, such as the UKGC (UK Gambling Commission).
⭐CAN I PLAY LIVE BACCARAT FOR FREE?
Live baccarat online free play is unavailable, but free-to-play casino demos are available in RNG/First Person baccarat. At EnergyCasino, you will find them at the Casino lobby.
⭐HOW TO PLAY LIVE BACCARAT?
In the live baccarat game, players wager on the hand which they think is more likely to obtain a value of nine points, or the closest to it. You can wager on the Player, Banker or Tie. Some live baccarat tables also include multiple side bets, like Perfect Pair or P Pair. The side bet options and payouts will be explained in the game’s rules.
⭐WHERE CAN I FIND THE BEST ONLINE LIVE DEALER BACCARAT?
You’ll find the best live dealer baccarat tables at EnergyCasino! Our Live Casino portfolio is backed by industry giants, like Evolution and LiveG24, to bring nothing but the best of casino gaming to live baccarat casinos around the world. EnergyCasino is licensed and regulated by the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) and the UKGC (UK Gambling Commission).