The Basic Rules of Live Dealer Baccarat
On the right you see a small version of the real baccarat webcam game. You’ll notice that on the upper right hand corner is the live webcam feed of the live dealer. In the middle of the screen you’ll see the user interface written in flash and javas script that lets you see the graphical version of what’s going on with the dealer. Place your bets and get real! You can place your bets and set your betting limits. Your style of playing is just like in a real casino, but your online. Baccarat has one of the highest pay out ratios in any online casino.
The game of Baccarat is simple, there are no hard rules to follow . You really don’t have much of choice once the cards are dealt. The goal of the game is to bet either the Player or the Banker will reach 9. By betting on the player you get a slight edge of about 1 percent. When you decide to bet on the bankers hand the edge is less than 1 percent. You are also permitted to bet on the Tie which pays out at 8:1.
The official rules are that the objective is to get a 9 out of a two or three card draw of the cards. The Tens, Jacks, Queens and Kings are zero points and Aces are one point. The other cards 2 thru 9 are face value. If you happen to get cards that add up to ten and over then the house drops the tenth digit and your score the last remaining digit. For example, if you get an 8 and a 8 which is possible because the houses uses more than one deck. You would end up with 16 so what would happen is the one would get dropped and your score would be the 6. You cannot bust like in Blackjack. The hand gets added no matter what.
Now the rules of play are the banker and the player each are dealt two draw cards. If right away the player or the banker has an 8 or a 9 then both or one player must stand automatically. There are no exceptions. If the player’s hand has a 6 or 7 then the player should stand. If the player does stand and the banker hit’s a 5 or less. When a players total is a 5 or less then the banker will automatically get a third card. Once all the third cards are dealt the player who gets closest to 9 wins.
Now, if the player’s hand beats the banker and you bet on the banker then you would lose. You would fare better to bet on your own hand because the player has a small edge. But if the player wins , all casinos get a commission. Usually 5 percent of the bet. What makes this game so great is that you cannot use any strategies or anything to improve your game. It is a guessing game and a hard one at that because dealers use more than one deck of cards so you could not even guess the odds in your favor.
What is what makes this game go in anyone’s favor. Even for high rollers. Some people don’t feel too comfortable spending a lot at a table when there is a 50-50 chance they will not win. That is what makes it exciting to put down a lot of money and not know who is going to come out on top and having no way to enhance your chances or anything. Just a game of pure luck.