Play Baccarat Online at Café Casino
Watch two opponents battle their way to the top hand in a new version of baccarat. If you’re new to baccarat, the game involves simply betting on the side you think will win, and watching the round progress. Baccarat fans and newbies alike have got to try this new version – designed by The Workshop.
The user experience is superior to the older version. You can play on any device, and the interface adapts to fit the screen. Play in portrait or landscape mode – it’s your choice. In order to accommodate a range of screens, the game buttons shift to ensure you have what you need when you need it. There are no distracting buttons remaining on screen when they’re unnecessary.
At the start of the round, you’ll see a range of casino chips for you to bet with. Put down anything between $1 and $500 on the Banker, Player and Tie. You can bet on just one outcome, or any combination of the three. Then hit “Deal” and the round will progress systematically.
Each side is trying to get the higher hand. In baccarat, Aces are worth 1, 2-9 cards are worth face value, and 10, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are worth 0. You’ll notice that, despite these values, hands don’t exceed a score of 9. When a hand has cards that exceed 9 points, the score is modified by removing the first digit. For example, if a hand consists of two Sixes, they would add up to 12. The first digit, the “1,” is removed from the score, making it 2 instead of 12.
The scores are added automatically and displayed on the screen, just like the request for more cards are automatic and follow a chart. Under the game screen, you’ll see a chart that dictates whether the dealer draws or stands, and that, for the most part, depends on the Player’s hand. The Player’s actions are simpler than the dealer’s. On any hand lower than 6, the Player draws another card. Easy-peasy.
Knowing the payouts will help you determine who to bet on. The Banker bet comes with the lowest house edge – 1.06%, but a 5% commission is taken from the even-money payout. The Player, on the other hand, has a 1.24% house edge, and pays even money – no commission. You can also bet on a tie – a bold bet with 14.44% house edge and a massive 9-1 payout. So whose side are you on? Team Banker or Team Player?