Discover online Baccarat at its best at JackpotCity casino!
In the world of online casino games, card games generally attract players that want to test their skill against other players or the dealer. Unlike slots, most casino card games usually require a small amount of skill and a great deal of concentration in order to be successful. This is certainly the case with Baccarat!
This classic card game has been around for years and you can get in on the action at JackpotCity casino. Our top quality online Baccarat games are designed to thrill and provide an authentic and realistic experience for every player.
Quality Baccarat Games Online
Before you start playing Baccarat at JackpotCity, it’s a great idea to know a bit more about the most popular versions of the game.
Chemin de Fer is the classic French version and in this game, each player around the table takes a turn at being the banker. As the banker, the player can set how much they would like to stake on that round. The other players around the table then get to make wagers against the banker’s bet in a particular order.
In Punto Banco, the main rules of the game stay the same; the only difference is that the casino itself banks the game at all times. This means that all players around the table wager their bets against the casino and the banker. At JackpotCity Punto Banco is the most popular variant and provides fast paced fun for everyone.
Understanding Online Punto Banco
While a standard game of Punto Banco can be played with up to 8 players at the table, in the online version, the game can be played by an individual, so there is always an open table for you to join at JackpotCity!
We offer both standard RNG based games or you can play against a live dealer, which replicates the land based casino environment via video feed, providing a real feel gaming experience in the comfort of your own home.
Betting in Baccarat
Baccarat is somewhat similar to blackjack in that players play directly against the banker and try and beat the banker’s hand. Players can choose to bet on the player, the banker or on a tie. With only 3 outcomes to wager on, the chance of winning big is ever present!
At JackpotCity the game is set out on virtual a card table. There is a designated area for the player’s card and an area for the banker’s cards. The player’s chips are located at the bottom of the screen with the deck of cards located at the top of the screen. The games are easy to navigate and the interfaces user-friendly, and if you want to get a feel for the game, you can always test it out in demo mode before you place a real money bet!
How Baccarat works
A game of Baccarat begins with the player placing a bet on the table. The first option is to bet on the player to win. The second option is to bet on the banker to win, and the third option is to bet on a tie.
The payout for a player bet is 1:1 which means that you will double your money if you wager on a winner. If you bet on the banker and win, the banker will take a commission of the win. The payout for a banker win is 0.95:1. This means that the banker takes 5% of your winnings. A winning tie bet pays out the most with 8X your stake.
Totalling your points
In Baccarat, betting on a tie is a risky bet and not recommended for novice players. Once players have placed their bet on the table, the dealer will deal the player two cards and himself two cards facing down. The aim of Baccarat is to get the closest to a total of 9.
In Baccarat all the numbered cards 2 through to 10 are worth their face value. The jack, queen and King are worth 10 points and the Ace is worth a single point. To total up your points, players must add the number of points from the two cards and drop the first digit. So if you are dealt a 7 and an 8, your point total is 15, and reverts to 5.
Winning Big in Baccarat
At JackpotCity winning big in Baccarat is easy! As all our games are powered by state-of-the-art Microgaming software, your total will be tallied up automatically.
If either the dealer or the player has a natural hand, the round ends. A natural hand is a two card hand that totals either 8 or 9. If no one has a natural hand, the player can request another card. The dealer can also request a third card. Once all the cards have been dealt, the hand is revealed and the bets are paid out.
Give Baccarat a try today at JackpotCity and find out why this card game has such a huge following!