Baccarat is a very glamorous table game that comes with the most elegant of settings. There are two variations of the game and both are played with high limits. Even though its very easy to learn how to play Baccarat, mastering it is something else entirely. Additionally, playing against a dealer gives a whole different experience. The Coinbet24 Bitcoin Live Casino offers a dozen live bitcoin baccarat options. Below, we are going to explain how to play the live version of Golden Baccarat.
In the game of Baccarat, two hands are in play. One is for the banker and the other one for the player. The player then bets on which hand will win, or if it will be a tie. The winning hand has the closest value to nine. The game is played with eight decks of cards. Once the cutting card is out, the shoe will be changed with a new one and chemmy shuffle is performed. One deck is cut after the shuffle and the three first cards of the shoe are burnt.
Table of Play
The first time you get in contact with the term table of play it might be confusing. However, its not necessary to know the table of play in order to play baccarat. The only important thing is that the cards are always drawn in accordance to the table of play and there are never any optional draws.
As a casino game baccarat has simple rules and the classic version is even simpler in fact . The game is played on a table with 7 or 9 positions. Also it can be played with 3, 4, 6 or 8 decks of cards which are shuffled with a shuffling machine.
The winning bets on the player’s hand are always paid 1 to 1, while the winning bets on the banker’s hand are paid at 19 to 20 odds. Furthermore, the tie bets are always paid at 8 to 1 odds.
Even Money Baccarat
Even money baccarat is played on a 7 or 9 position table also. It can be played with 3, 4, 6 or 8 decks of cards which are shuffled by a shuffling machine at the same time.
Just like the regular version, the winning bets on the player’s hand are paid even money also. However, the most important difference from the classic version is how the winning bets on the banker’s hand are paid. In most cases the winnings bets are equally paid 1 to 1 just like with the player’s hand. However, in the case when the banker’s hand wins with a point total of 6, the winnings are paid at 1 to 2 odds. The tie bets, on the other hand, are paid at 8 to 1 odds.
Live Bitcoin Baccarat Card Values
|Face cards and 10’s||0|
|All other cards||Value stated on the card|
If the cards in a hand total are equal to more than 10 points, simply subtract ten to get the baccarat point value of the hand. For instance, 8 + 8 = 16 but in Baccarat it will count as 6. Jack + 7 = 17 but it counts as 7.
A two-card total of nine is the best hand and is called a “Natural”. The second-best hand is a “Natural” eight. If both the player and banker are dealt identical hands, the game ends in a tie. The dealer will deal two cards for the player’s hand and two for the banker. If the value of either hand is eight or nine, the hand is complete and no further cards are dealt. Otherwise, the player gets dealt another card for a hand sum of 5 or less. If the player did not draw a third card, then the banker follows the same rules mentioned above. If the players goes for a third card, there are certain rules that apply.
Rules for the Player
If the player has 6 or 7 he does not get the third card. If the player has a score of 5 or less, a third card is dealt.
Rules for the Banker
If the player has not been dealt the third card, the dealer calls a card if he has a score of 5 or less. When the player gets the third card, the value of the player’s third card and the dealers hand will stabilize if the dealer gets one of the following:
- If the third card is a 2 or a 3, the banker will draw if his hand is between 0 and 4.
- When the player’s third card is 4 or 5, the banker will draw only if he has a hand value of 0-5.
- If a player’s third card is 6 or 7, the banker will draw only if his hand total is 0-6.
- When a player draws an 8 as the third card, the banker will have to draw if his hand is between 0-2.
- If the player’s third card is a 9, 10, face card, or an Ace, the banker will draw if he has a 0-3.
According to the rules, the game winnings are as per the table below.
In the case of a tie, bets on both the banker and the player get a refund.
Side bets are not obligatory in live bitcoin baccarat. They are independent of the main bet. However, they can be placed without any main bet or be in addition to the main bet. Side bets include:
- Player Pair – Bet on the chance that the first two cards the player gets are a pair.
- Banker Pair – Bet on the chance that the first two cards the player gets are a pair.
- Perfect Pair – Bet on the chance that the first two player or banker cards form a pair of the same suit.
- Either Pair – Bet on the chance that either the first two cards from the banker’s hand or the first two cards from the player’s hand (or both) form a pair.
How to Place Bets
To place a bet on live bitcoin baccarat, select a chip value from the slider and then click where it says Player, Banker or Tie, in the center of the table. Once the timer hits zero, the dealer will start dealing cards. If there is a game in progress, you have to wait until it’s over before placing a bet.
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