Online Crypto Baccarat at BigWins Casino
BigWins invites all players to play this beloved game and try their luck for exciting payouts. The premise is simple - bet on who will get closest to 9, the Banker or the Player. Pair this with additional side bets like the Perfect Pair, and you get a recipe for an exceptional gaming experience. If you want to know more details, we'll show you how to play this classic casino game with all the benefits of modern blockchain technology.
With that being said, here’s our guide to playing baccarat online.
What Is Crypto Baccarat?
Baccarat is a crypto casino card game where you place your bet on who will have a hand that's closer to 9 - the Banker or the Player. In baccarat, all numbered cards are worth their face value, while face cards J, Q, and K are worth 0. Aces are worth either 1 or 11, depending on which of the two gives more value to the hand.
If the hand's total exceeds 10, then 10 is subtracted from the hand. For example, a hand of 7 and 8 is worth 5 (15-10).
Today, baccarat online is leading the way in terms of entertainment and innovation. Bitcoin casino baccarat, for example, gives you the chance to use modern blockchain-based technology to play a classic game. Of course, to enjoy the wonders of crypto baccarat, you need to know the basics. Fortunately for you, the following sections explain how you can play the baccarat game for real money at BigWins Casino.
Different Types of Online Crypto Baccarat Games
There are plenty of ways of playing baccarat online. At BigWins Casino, in addition to fiat-based offerings, you can play crypto baccarat and live baccarat and other live casino games. Remember, each baccarat type has the same basic rules. The main differences you need to be aware of are the side bets and the way cards are presented.
Here’s a taste of the ways you can play crypto baccarat for real money when you join the BigWins Casino family:
No Commission Baccarat by Evolution
BigWins Tips on How to Play Baccarat Online
All baccarat types require you to do one thing: choose a hand. In this card game, you can select from three betting options:
- Player Hand Wins = 1:1 payout
- Banker Hand Wins= 1:0.95 payout
- A Tie = 8:1 payout
You’re free to choose any outcome, but there’s one that, statistically speaking, occurs more than the others. That outcome is a win for the banker. The house edge on the banker bet in baccarat is 1.06%. The house edge on the player bet is 1.24%, and 9.5% on a tie.
House edge refers to the casino’s advantage. So, as a player, your job is to make moves with the lowest house edge, or, in other words, moves where you’re at less of a disadvantage. This theory applies to all crypto online casino games, including baccarat.
Of course, like with all games at online casinos, you need to manage your money like an expert banker. Specifically, don’t spend more than you can afford when you play crypto baccarat. Once you’re comfortable managing your money, the best online baccarat strategy tip we can give you is to always bet on the banker.
This should give you the best statistical chance of winning in the long run. Banker bets won’t always win, but overall, this is the best bet in cash, crypto, and Bitcoin baccarat. Other than this, we suggest playing free baccarat before you dive into playing baccarat at online casinos for real money.
Free Online Baccarat vs Real Money Crypto Baccarat
If you want to try playing online baccarat without any risk to your payroll, you can do so by playing in free-play demo mode. The only difference between free online baccarat and real money baccarat is the fact that in free-play, you'll be using a demo account (from which you cannot withdraw any wins). The features, gameplay, and RNG (Random Number Generator) math behind both versions of the game are the same.
You can jump into free play straight away via demos of baccarat games you can find on our site. Alternatively, you can do it by using free credits through casino bonuses such as our amazing welcome bonus and a no-wagering requirement casino cashback bonus. Playing free baccarat games allows you to learn the basics and find a suitable betting strategy, so make sure you check it out.
Crypto Baccarat Strategy and Rules
Whatever you wager when playing baccarat, the rules are always the same. The aim is to bet on the outcome of a showdown between the player and the banker. In some aspects, online baccarat is similar to blackjack because two hands are competing to make the best total.
But, unlike blackjack, baccarat games don’t give you any control over the action. Sit back and watch as the player and the dealer are given cards based on specific rules. In blackjack, you take control of a hand, which means you dictate when you stand or draw.
Once you’ve placed your bet, the dealer gives the player and the banker two cards each. If either hand has a score of 8 or 9 after the initial deal and the other doesn’t, they win. For clarity, 9 is the best total in all online baccarat.
If both hands have a score of 8 or 9, the round is declared a tie. If neither hand has a score of 8 or 9 after the initial deal, a draw takes place.
Bitcoin Baccarat Card Values
Cards are drawn using two specific sets of rules. Before we outline these rules, it’s important to explain how scores are calculated. In baccarat, cards have the following values:
Picture cards and 10s are valued at 0 points
Aces are valued at 1 or 11 points
All other cards are scored based on the card’s face value
9 is the best score, so adjustments are necessary when totals exceed 9. Basically, if a score is 10 or more, only the number on the right matters. For example, a score of 13 gets converted to 3. So far, you have learned how to score hands in online Bitcoin baccarat. Next, it's important for you to know the drawing rules.
Third Card Rules in Baccarat
In baccarat, there are specific conditions in which the Player or Banker may draw an additional third card, as outlined below.
Player Hand Baccarat Drawing Rules
If the player has a 6 or 7, they stand.
If the player has a score between 0 and 5, they draw a card unless the Banker has 8 or 9.
The Player will always win with a natural (two-card total) 8 or 9. The only exception to this rule is if the Banker has the same hand. Here, it’s a tie.
Banker Hand Baccarat Drawing Rules
If the player's hand isn’t worth 8 or 9, the banker wins if they have 8 or 9. If the player doesn’t win and the banker doesn’t have 8 or 9, they draw a card based on the following rules:
The banker draws with a total of 0-3 if the player doesn’t have a score of 8 or 9.
The banker draws with a total of 3 if the player doesn’t have a score of 9 but doesn’t draw if the player has a score of 8.
The banker draws with a total of 4 if the player’s third card is worth 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 but doesn’t draw if the player’s third card is worth 0, 1, 8, or 9.
The banker draws with a total of 5 if the player’s third card is worth 4, 5, 6, or 7 but doesn’t draw if the player’s third card is worth 0, 1, 2, 3, 8, or 9.
The banker draws with a total of 6 if the player’s third card is worth 6 or 7 but doesn’t draw if the player’s third card is worth 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, or 9.
The banker doesn’t draw with a score of 7.
Crypto Baccarat Side Bets
In baccarat, side bets represent bonus bets that are placed on outcomes that are beyond betting on whether the Banker or Player will win. These bets are placed at the beginning of the round before the dealing phase. Depending on the variant being played, there are hundreds of side bets that you can place while playing crypto baccarat. Here are a few of the most popular side bets:
- Perfect Pair - coming straight from blackjack, this side bet wins when either the Banker or the Player gets the first cards which turn out to be of the same suit. It pays out 25:1 the bet.
- All Black/Red - this side bet revolves around whether the player's hands are either all "black" cards or all "red" cards, or clubs/spades and diamonds/hears respectfully. All red usually pays out 22:1 the bet, while all black usually pays out 24:1.
- Dragon Bonus - this side bet revolves around the difference between a player's natural eight or nine and the banker's initial hand value. The difference is calculated in points, with the minimum being 4 points and paying out 1:1 the bet, while the maximum being 9 points paying out 30:1 the bet.
- Egalite bets - this side bet bets on a tie with a twist: a specific value. There are different values that do not follow any specific order from high to up, and the highest paying is tied value on 2 at 225:1 the bet.
- Double 8 - as its name suggests, this side bet is about both the Player and Banker having a hand value of eight. It pays out 15:1 the bet.
- Lucky/Unlucky 8 - Both revolve around a hand value of 8, Lucky 8 is about the Player or Banker winning a round with a value of 8 (paying out 4:1 the beT), while Unlucky 8 is the Player or Banker losing a round with a value of 8 (paying out 8:1 the bet).
Benefits of Crypto Baccarat
Why should you play crypto baccarat? It's simple, really - Bitcoin baccarat and its peers are the future of gaming. BigWins Bitcoin Casino uses cutting-edge technology to ensure you not only get easy access to the best baccarat in the world but the safest too. Remember, blockchains are decentralized systems through which pseudo-anonymous transactions are processed efficiently and securely.
You as a player definitely benefit from the strengths of blockchain technology each time you play crypto baccarat. When you combine this with exclusive offers and promotions, as well as a wide variety of online casino games to choose from, it’s obvious why our online baccarat lobby is better with Bitcoin. To experience the future of online baccarat right now, you can use our sign-up button and join the BigWins Casino community.
Online Baccarat FAQ
How to win at online Bitcoin baccarat?
All baccarat games aim to bet on the correct outcome. This means picking the player's or banker's hand to get the best total. Alternatively, you can bet on a tie. Remember, statistically, the best hand to bet on when you play Bitcoin casino baccarat for real money is the banker, as it has the lowest house edge.
Is it safe to play crypto baccarat at BigWins?
Absolutely! BigWins is dedicated to providing you with a secure gaming environment by using advanced encryption technology and strict privacy policies to protect your personal and financial information.
Can I play baccarat for free at BigWins before betting real money?
Yes, BigWins often provides free demo versions of some of our baccarat games, allowing you to practice the game and familiarize yourself with the rules before wagering real money.
Can I play baccarat on my mobile device at BigWins?
Yes, BigWins' casino games are all optimized for mobile devices, allowing you to enjoy baccarat and other online casino games on your smartphone or tablet, regardless of your location.