Live Baccarat Action

As part of the live dealer games at Jackpot City, live baccarat offers an immersive experience for both new and experienced players.

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Live Baccarat Variations

As with most casino games at Jackpot City, there’s a variety of different versions of live baccarat NZ players will find:

  • Mini Baccarat: This is a simplified version of traditional live dealer baccarat, with lower betting limits.
  • Speed Baccarat: A fast-paced version of live baccarat with reduced betting times to increase the speed of the game.
  • Multi-Seat Baccarat: Some games have up to 8 seats available at one live baccarat online casino table.
  • Baccarat Squeeze: Playing this version of live baccarat in New Zealand, will add suspense as the dealer slowly reveals the cards.
  • No Commission Baccarat: This game offers a modified payout structure, as it removes the commission on winning Banker bets.
  • Punto Banco: The most common form of a live baccarat online casino game, with fixed rules and no player decisions.
  • Progressive Baccarat: This live dealer baccarat game features a side bet that contributes to a progressive jackpot.
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Live Baccarat For Beginners – How to Play

Playing live baccarat in New Zealand may involve an element of skill, but it’s not too complicated to understand.  In order to start playing live baccarat, NZ players can simply follow this quick “how to” guide:

  • Find a live baccarat online casino: Any online casino should have this live game available, including Jackpot City, so sign up and make a deposit to start playing live baccarat in New Zealand.  
  • Find your game: Once you’ve registered an account at Jackpot City, go to the Tables section and select Baccarat to select the live dealer baccarat game of your choice.
  • Place your bets: Choose your bet sizes according to the game and your budget and select the Deal button to start playing.
  • Play the game: Bets can be placed on Banker, Player or Tie – both the player and the banker will be dealt one card each, after which you will receive a second card.
  • Know the game: Before playing any online casino live game, it’s important to understand the rules and payout structure, which can be found within the game itself.

Live Baccarat Glossary Terms

  • Baccarat: An online casino live game where players bet on the outcome of the game between the player and the banker.
  • Live Baccarat: A version of baccarat played in real time with a live dealer via video streaming.
  • Dealer: The person responsible for managing the game, dealing the cards, and collecting and paying out bets.
  • Punto Banco: Another name for the standard form of live dealer baccarat, where punto refers to the player’s hand and banco refers to the banker’s hand.
  • Mini Baccarat: A smaller-scale version played on a smaller table with lower betting limits.
  • Chemin de Fer: A variation where players take turns being the banker and making decisions.
  • Banker: The position in baccarat representing the house or casino, which players can bet on to win.
  • Player: The position in baccarat representing the player, which players can bet on to win.
  • Tie: A bet on the outcome of the game being a tie between the player and the banker.
  • Natural: A two-card hand totalling 8 or 9, which automatically wins unless there is a tie.
  • Shoe: The device used to hold and dispense the cards during the game.
  • Commission: A fee charged by the casino on winning banker bets.
  • Dragon Bonus: A side bet in live baccarat that pays when the hand wins by a large margin.
  • Cut Card: A coloured plastic card used to cut the deck after shuffling.
  • Bet Spread: The range of bet sizes a player uses during a game.
  • Upcard: A card dealt face up.
  • Downcard: A card dealt face down.
  • Session: A period of time during which a player participates in live baccarat gameplay.
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Live Baccarat Potential Payouts

The potential payouts in live dealer baccarat can vary depending on the type of bet placed. The most common bets in live baccarat New Zealand players place are the player, banker, and tie bets.

The player and banker bets typically offer a 1:1 payout, while the tie bet offers a higher payout of 8:1 or 9:1, but it also carries a higher house edge.

Additionally, some variations of a live baccarat online casino game may offer side bets with even higher potential payouts, such as the Dragon Bonus or the Panda 8. These side bets can offer payouts ranging from 30:1 to 40:1, but they also come with increased risk.

It's important to understand the odds and potential payouts associated with each type of bet before participating in any online casino live game.

Online Baccarat Games Vs Live Baccarat Games

To complement its top selection of live baccarat games, Jackpot City Casino has hand-picked some of the most immersive titles for online baccarat games If you wish to switch to them and play.

Play Live Baccarat In NZ On Your Mobile

There are several advantages for live baccarat NZ players when it comes playing on their mobile device.

Firstly, it provides convenience and flexibility, allowing players to enjoy the game anytime and anywhere without being tied to a physical location. Additionally, mobile live dealer baccarat often comes with user-friendly interfaces and intuitive controls, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Furthermore, the Jackpot City casino app specifically offers a seamless and immersive baccarat experience, with high-quality graphics and smooth gameplay. The app also provides access to various live dealer baccarat variations, catering to different preferences and enhancing the overall entertainment value.

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Safety And Security

Jackpot City Casino is fully licensed and regulated, and we are therefore required to adhere to strict regulations and standards set by the by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission, ensuring fair and safe gaming.

Responsible gaming is an important aspect of Jackpot City Casino's operations. It involves promoting safe and responsible gambling practices among its players, such as setting limits on deposits, applying self-exclusion options, and providing resources for players who may be experiencing gambling-related issues.

Game Software For Live Baccarat

Two prominent names in the online gaming industry are behind the live baccarat games at Jackpot City.

  • Evolution: With a rich history of providing live casino solutions, it has established itself as a leader in the live dealer baccarat gaming sector. It’s known for high-quality, immersive live dealer games that offer an authentic casino experience to players.
  • Pragmatic Play: It offers a diverse portfolio of live casino products, and has gained recognition for its innovative approach to game development, as well as its commitment to delivering top-notch gaming experiences to players worldwide.

Some of the most popular titles of live baccarat NZ players enjoy, include Blazing Dragon Tiger and Live Dragon Tiger.

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Live Baccarat FAQs

What is live dealer baccarat?

Live baccarat is a version of the popular card game where it’s played with a real dealer in real time via a live video stream.

Is live baccarat legal in New Zealand?

Yes, as long as you’re playing at a legitimate and licensed online casino, such as Jackpot City.

Are there any restrictions on live baccarat for New Zealand players?

There are no specific restrictions, however, please view the terms and conditions of the casino when signing up, such as legal age.

Are there live baccarat tournaments for NZ players?

There are currently no tournaments for live baccarat New Zealand players – we will inform our registered players as soon as tournaments are available.

With several betting options available in live baccarat, which one is considered to have slightly better odds?

The banker bet is often considered to have slightly better odds in live baccarat due to its lower house edge compared to other betting options.