Play Online Baccarat Casino Games
Baccarat is one of the most popular casino games you can find online and there are multiple variations to play and explore. It’s considered an old fashioned, high roller game, which is why it's generally synonymous with the suave James Bond character. Despite being a traditionally exclusive, 'back-room' casino game, when Baccarat found its way online and into the homes of every player who ever dreams of playing on the sophisticated Baccarat tables depicted in the classic movies. The rules haven’t really changed as years have passed by, but now at EuroMoon Casino, everyone has a chance to play baccarat and win the big money payouts the game is famous for.
Classic Casino Baccarat
Baccarat is a classic card game that is played using up to eight standard 52-card decks. The objective of the game is to correctly guess who will draw a stronger hand - the Player or the Banker. Keep in mind, however, that the Player only refers to the casino member and the Banker only refers to the casino itself in online Baccarat casino games. On real life Baccarat tables, anyone seated at the table can choose to be Banker. But in essence, when you play Baccarat, you bet on either the Banker, the Player or on a Tie. So these are simply terms used for denoting the two types of hands that are dealt cards in a baccarat game.
Either in a land-based or online casino, you can find two unusual baccarat rules which you should take note of. First, the 10s and all face cards have a value of zero. Second is that the only the last digit of a hand’s total is counted. Hence if a hand’s total is 15 for example, it will only count as a 5. Meanwhile, a hand which consists of a 6 and a 4, for example, will count as 0 or Baccarat. In fact, the word Baccarat is used to refer to the worst possible hand which is a hand that has a total value of 0.
Play Baccarat Online at EuroMoon
In some aspects, the game of baccarat is similar to online blackjack. They both feature playing cards, and both of them have the player comparing his hand with that of the dealer to determine the winner. However, that’s where the similarities end. As mentioned earlier, 10s and face cards are worth zero while Aces are worth 1. The points will be totaled, and the last digit will be the one to decide who wins.
To start, you need to choose the amount you want to wager. On the lower right portion of the baccarat table, you can find chips with certain denominations on them, ranging from 1 to 100. In most cases, the minimum betting limit is 1 while the maximum amount is 100 for our baccarat games.
On the center of the table, you can see betting spots which allow you to bet on either the Player, Banker, or Tie. Choose which you want to bet on by clicking on the circle. After placing your bet, click on the Deal button. You can choose to click the Clear button if you want to place a new bet before you start the game. After clicking the Deal button, both the Banker and the Player will receive two cards each.
Unlike in a live game of blackjack, the Player has no free will regarding this matter. In fact, the decision of drawing a third card will only be in accordance with the baccarat rules which state that if the Player’s hand value is 5 or less, he must hit. But if the value is over 5, he must stand. There’s no need to memorize the rule though, since the third card is automatically dealt by the computer if the rules call for it. Moreover, the Player is only allowed to hit once, hence you can only expect a maximum of three cards in a baccarat hand.
After the Player’s hand is complete, it will be the Banker’s turn to stand or hit. Like that of the Player’s, the decision is based on the rules of the game, and the Banker doesn’t have any free will regarding this matter. Both hands are compared after completing the hands, and the result will be instantly decided based on which hand has a higher value.
Winning Baccarat Game Strategies
Baccarat offers players several ways of winning. If you place your bet on the Player and wins, you will receive a 1:1 payout. Meanwhile, if you bet on the Dealer and it wins, you will receive a 1:1 minus a 5 percent commission.
However, if you place your bet on Tie and the game results to a tie, you will receive a 8:1 payout. But if the game results to a Tie and you haven’t placed your bet on Tie, your bet is returned to you. Our baccarat online games are known to have one of the lowest house advantage among other online casinos, hence you can expect better odds when playing.
Online baccarat games aren't really as intimidating as what you might think. In fact, it’s a really fun and exciting game, not to mention it’s a really easy-to-learn game. Moreover, you have the option of trying the game for free. Through this, you can get to know more about the baccarat rules before you even decide to play for real money wins.