There’s no game out there we’d rather see players enjoying at a casino than Baccarat as it’s our personal favourite and to be honest we think it’s completely underrepresented up and down the country. In fact, Baccarat was the first game that caught our attention when we saw it being played in the Bond film “Goldeneye” however when we got down to our local casino they weren’t even offering the game! This is why we’re delighted to be able to tell you all that if like us you’re quite interested in the game there’s a place that’s guaranteed to have it – a live casino!
Of all the various ways there are to play Baccarat there’s no doubt that live Baccarat’s the best for us and we pretty much exclusively stick to live Baccarat nowadays due to the many advantages it affords us. The first thing we love about live Baccarat is the experience. Not only are all the dealers incredibly beautiful, they’re also friendly and charming too offering up free flowing conversations and good times for all. Combining this with the fact that live casinos come lag free and with all the latest and greatest technology man has to offer then you get a fantastic experience like no other.
The other main factor we love about live Baccarat is the fact it’s a massive time saver and we know it’s always going to be there. We don’t know about you but for us getting to and from our local casino is a pain in the a**! Any time we want to play we know it’s at the cost of an hour of our time and that can start to add up quickly. Fortunately live Baccarat has cut all that time out and replaced it with a longer gaming experience as well as some extra time with the family instead.
Also the fact if we’re playing at a live casino we know live Baccarat is going to be there and we aren’t going up wondering if we’ll be able to play our favourite game or not. This isn’t ever an issue for Blackjack or Roulette players but for us Baccarat players it can be a real nightmare!
If we’ve got a little ahead of ourselves here because you don’t actually know the rules of Baccarat let us give you a quick rundown of how it works so you can go on to play the live Baccarat version yourself. Baccarat at its core is a points based game like Blackjack where the person with the most points at the end of the game wins. There can be draws in Baccarat and because the game plays itself out rather than you making moves you’re allowed to bet on either yourself to win, the dealer to win, or a draw to occur.
The point adding is rather simple and cards are worth the exact same as in Blackjack (facecard 10, ace 1/11 etc) with the only difference being when you add up all your cards together you only take the final digit of the number to be your score. This means a point total of 21 is worth 1 and a point total of 17 is worth 7. Both parties are dealt two face up cards and if nobody has an 8 or a 9 then the player will take one more card; then the dealer may take one more card depending on the player’s current score. There is a chart at the table explaining when that will happen so you don’t need to worry about this at all.
Once this is done the game is over with the highest score being crowned the winner. There’s no more you need to know about live Baccarat than this and we’re sure that just like us you’ll be hooked ton Baccarat after just your first game!