Card Matchup

On Air Entertainment’s Card Matchup is a perfect choice for Baccarat players in New Zealand who are also fans of football (soccer). One of the many card games available at our live dealer NZ casino, Card Matchup offers players a simplified form of classic gaming action, features such as potentially lucrative side bets, Winning Streak, and table felt animation, as well as a sports widget for added excitement. Players can follow their favourite teams’ matches while betting on Home or Away in a game that boasts an RTP as high as 96.27%.

The Rules of Card Matchup

Card Matchup is a simplified form of live Baccarat online, so while the basic gameplay may be familiar to some Kiwi players, the rules are different to what they might be used to. Take a closer look at the rules of this top-quality live casino game and learn how to play Baccarat:

  • The game is played with 8 decks of 52 playing cards each – no Jokers are included.
  • Baccarat NZ players can bet on Home, Away, or Draw before the dealer deals the cards.
  • Players can place Red, Black, Over 8.5, and Under 7.5 side bets.
  • Both teams (hands) get 1 card each.
  • The highest card wins and pays even money (1:1).
  • Card values: Cards 2-10 are worth their face value, Jacks are worth 11, Queens are worth 12, Kings are worth 13, and Aces are worth 14.
  • If the player bets on Home or Away and the round ends in a tie, half the player’s bet is returned.
  • If the player placed a Draw bet and the result is a Tie, the bet pays 11:1.
  • Bet RTPs: Main Bets: Home 96.27%, Away 96.27%, Draw 89.63%.
  • Side Bet RTPs: Red 92.31%, Black 92.31%, Over 8.5 92.31%, Under 7.5 92.31%.


While Card Matchup does use a simplified form of the rules, Baccarat NZ players can still use tried and trusted strategies when playing this game at our live casino. One of these strategies is to focus on placing Home or Away bets, rather than Draw bets. If players want to use strategy variations, they should avoid those that make allowance for Hitting, as these rules do not include the possibility of either hand being dealt more cards, unlike in other variants like Baccarat by Pragmatic Play.

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Expert Wagering Techniques and Live Game Functions

Card Matchup offers a selection of side bets not usually found in traditional Baccarat NZ games. Once beginners have familiarised themselves with the live casino game’s main bets, they can turn up the heat in their gaming sessions by placing side bets in addition to their main bets. The main bets include:

  • Home: Players win if the Home card has a higher value than the Away card (pays 1:1).
  • Away: Players win if the Away card has a higher value than the Home card (pays 1:1).
  • Draw: Players win if the Home and Away cards are of equal value (pays 11:1).


The live Baccarat online side bets in Card Matchup include:

  • Over 8.5: Players win if the corresponding side’s card is worth 9 or more.
  • Under 7.5: Players win if the corresponding side’s card is worth 7 or less.
  • Red: Baccarat NZ players win if the corresponding side’s card is red (hearts or diamonds) and is not 8.
  • Black: Players win if the corresponding side’s card is black (clubs or spades) and is not 8.


The other features of this live casino game include:

  • Winning Streak: Players can view the number of times in a row one side won and they can see statistics in percentages of how many times both sides won in one shoe.
  • History: Live Baccarat online players can view the history of previous results.
  • Player Statistics: Players can view the percentages of all bets placed on Home, Away, and Draw.
  • Sports Widget: Baccarat NZ players can view upcoming matches and the scores of current matches while playing Card Matchup.

In addition to using these bets and special features, live casino players can access Help, Sound/Volume settings, live chat, and screen mode using the Toolbar buttons at the top of the game screen. The game UI is available in a variety of languages, such as English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. Support within in the game is available in English, while JackpotCity Casino offers customer service in several different languages.

How to Play the Game

Follow these easy steps and learn how to play Baccarat Card Matchup at our live casino:

  • The player logs into their JackpotCity Casino account
  • The player can click the Sign Up button to create an account if they don’t have one.
  • The player finds and clicks Card Matchup in the live casino games lobby.
  • The player uses the casino chip button to select their bet size.
  • The Baccarat NZ player clicks the relevant betting field to place their main bet.
  • The player clicks the relevant betting field to place their side bets.
  • The dealer will deal 1 card to each field when betting closes.
  • The side with the higher value card wins.
  • Any live Baccarat online wins are paid out.
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Great Mobile Compatibility

Card Matchup is powered by premium software and uses cutting-edge video streaming technology, which means intense, immersive Baccarat NZ gaming on mobile devices awaits Kiwi players. Players can sign into their JackpotCity Casino account and place bets in their Android, iOS, or other mobile device’s browser, or they can download our app for Android or iOS devices.

The app makes logging in, account management, and browsing and playing live casino games such as Card Matchup and Blazing Dragon Tiger much more convenient.

Safety and Security

JackpotCity Casino and the live Baccarat online games we offer are licensed by the respected Malta Gaming Authority. This means that players can place their bets with peace of mind, knowing that the results they get are fair and accurate.

To offer players even greater confidence, our site is encrypted with the latest 128-bit SSL technology to ensure that players’ personal and banking details are kept secure. Players can use trusted payment methods such as Visa, MasterCard, EcoPayz, Neosurf, Neteller, Paysafecard, and Skrill at our live casino.

JackpotCity Casino supports responsible gambling by offering a variety of tools, such as contact when something changes and self-assessment tests. Players can contact customer support for more information.

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