Live Baccarat Explained

Live baccarat refers to an online baccarat variant in which punters play against a real human dealer without having to leave the comfort of their home. The game is streamed live from an actual casino room. Live baccarat is meant to replicate the experience of playing baccarat at a brick-and-mortar casino.
When playing live baccarat online, players are able to see the casino dealer on their screen and can place bets through a panel displayed on the screen. The players are able to hear and see everything that the dealer says and does respectively, and they are able to communicate with the dealer via online chat.

Basic Rules of Baccarat

The basic rules of baccarat include the following:

  • There are only three outcomes: Banker win, Player win, and tie. A player is required to place a bet before the game begins
  • Two cards will be dealt to the player once the bet has been placed
  • Scoring nine points is the essence of baccarat
  • The cards value is defined by denominations
  • The winning fields determine how bets are paid out
  • Whoever scorers nine or more points per hand wins the game
  • If neither the dealer nor the player scores eight or nine points, the round is decided by drawing the third-card

Basic Strategy of Baccarat

The basic strategy of baccarat has the following components:

  • You should wager one unit that two in a row cannot make three in a row
  • You can bet three units that two in a row won’t lead to three in a row
  • You should wait for another shoe if you lose four bets
Even the legends of the game know that winning baccarat rests purely on chance. That said, the most important thing is to manage your money properly. You have to bet within the limits of your bankroll. Avoid increasing bets while on a losing streak since this can be a sure path to going broke.
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History of Baccarat

Baccarat is one of the age-old casino games. The game is generally believed to have first appeared in casinos in the early 15th century. Since both Italy and France claim to be the game's inventors, its origin is still contested, and there are no signs that the contest will be settled any time soon.
Since its introduction in casinos, baccarat has undergone evolution. Terms such as ‘faro’ and ‘basset’ were used synonymous with ‘baccarat' in the past (they are not in use any more). Initially, it was played using tarot cards. As of today (2018), baccarat exists in three versions: baccarat chemin de fer, baccarat banqu, and punto banco.

Playing Baccarat in New Zealand

Having been James Bond’s favourite game, baccarat found the same favour with New Zealanders. In fact, this classic game is among the most popular online casino games in New Zealand and can be played at almost every online casino where New Zealanders are allowed to join.

As a resident of New Zealand who wants to jump into the game, you need to join a good casino site where your money will be safe. Here is a shortlist of some of the most reputable online casinos you can gamble at.

  • Jackpot City
  • Spin Palace
  • Gaming Club
  • Ruby Fortune
  • Betway

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