Live Baccarat at Big Wins
Don't you just love it when a classic casino game gets a modern twist? This is why we’re hot on live dealer baccarat. On top of adding live streaming to the mix, our games can be played using crypto too. So, if you want to play a traditional game using cutting-edge technology, scroll down for our guide to live crypto baccarat.
Tips on How to Start and Play Live Dealer Baccarat Online
You can only play live dealer baccarat and get maximum enjoyment from it if you know where to start and, of course, how the game works. Before we outline how to play live baccarat, here’s how you can access the Big Wins Live Baccarat lobby and our selection of popular games:
Click the registration button to create your first (and only) account at Big Wins Casino.
Go to the cashier page to make a secure deposit.
Open the live casino lobby*, choose a game, read the live dealer baccarat rules, and make a bet!
*We do have RNG baccarat game options that allow you to play on digital tables. However, if you want to connect with human hosts, you need to try our live baccarat games.
OK, you’ve followed the steps above and you’re now part of the Big Wins Casino community. That’s a good start. It’s now time to play live baccarat, including our popular live Bitcoin baccarat games. But, before that, remember - it's smart to know the aim of the game and the rules.
The aim of baccarat is to choose which hand will win in a showdown:
The Player hand wins
The Banker hand wins
Both hands tie
The winner is the hand closest to 9. Totals are made using two or more cards. Each card has the following value:
Picture cards and 10s are worth 0 points
Aces are worth 1 point
All other cards are worth whatever their face value is
The best total is 9 but a score of 8 can also win. Any total over 9 is subject to a special cancellation rule. Specifically, a score of 10 or more cancels out the number on the left. For example, 13 becomes 3 because you remove the 1. Eventually, the hand with a score closest to 9 wins.
In this regard, live baccarat is like live Bitcoin blackjack. However, instead of controlling one of the hands, you take a backseat and watch. The dealer handles the cards and you’re simply betting on the hand you believe will win.
Live Baccarat Drawing Rules
Each hand starts with two cards. If either one of the hands has a score of 8 or 9, they win. If both hands have 8 or 9, the round is declared a draw. If neither hand has a two-card score of 8 or 9, then they receive a third card. However, unlike blackjack where you can draw cards at will, in live baccarat, the Player and the Banker will only receive a third card under certain conditions.
Those conditions are:
The Player hand draws a card if…
They have a score between 0 and 5 (unless the Banker has 8 or 9).
If the player has a 6 or 7, they don’t draw a card.
The Banker hand draws a card if…
They have a score between 0 and 2 and the player doesn’t have a score of 8 or 9.
They have a score of 3 and the player doesn’t have a score of 9. However, the Banker doesn’t draw if the player has a score of 8.
They have a score of 4 and the player’s third card is worth 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. However, the Banker doesn’t draw if the player’s third card is worth 0, 1, 8, or 9.
They have a score of 5 and the player’s third card is worth 4, 5, 6, 7. However, the Banker doesn’t draw if the player’s third card is worth 0, 1, 2, 3, 8, or 9.
They have a score of 6 and the player’s third card is worth 6 or 7. However, the Banker 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.
The winner is determined once all of the cards have been dealt. Player and Banker bets pay 1:1 (i.e. 1X your stake). A tie pays 8:1 (i.e. 8X your stake). The only other live baccarat rule to note is that winning Banker bets incur a 5% commission charge.
Best Strategy for Live Dealer Baccarat Games
The best live dealer baccarat strategy is to bet sensibly. Having the ability to survive tough times makes it possible to thrive when things are going your way. The point here is that bankroll management allows you to stay in the game for as long as possible.
When you can do this, you give yourself a better chance of being active when the cards go in your favor. This, in turn, gives you a shot at making a profit.
Our Favorite Live Bitcoin Baccarat Games
What are the best live dealer baccarat games at Big Wins Casino? We’ve got plenty of hits but the following live baccarat games get our users hyped up:
This game takes the standard live baccarat format and adds prize multipliers to the mix. A random selection of cards is struck by lightning before they’re dealt. These bolts of lightning add prize multipliers worth between 2X and 8X to each card. If one or more of these cards are part of a winning hand, the multipliers increase your payout. If multiple lightning cards are part of the hand, you win prizes worth up to 512X (Player and Banker bet) and 262,144X (a Tie bet).
No Commission Baccarat
This live baccarat game doesn’t charge a 5% commission on winning Banker bets. That’s a positive because we know this is the best bet you can make in terms of having the lowest house edge. Scrapping the 5% commission means that the payout when the Banker wins with a score of 6 points is reduced.
This live baccarat game reduces the time between betting rounds so you can play more hands per hour. Therefore, if you want more action in less time, live speed baccarat is ideal.
Other Crypto Live Casino Games at Big Wins
Live baccarat isn’t the only immersive game we offer. Our burgeoning Bitcoin casino games lobby features a wide variety of interactive offerings, including live game shows, as well as live crypto roulette and live poker. Add to this a generous casino cashback bonus when you play real-money games, and you’ve got plenty of reasons to join our Bitcoin Casino.
Live Baccarat FAQ
Can I play live baccarat with crypto?
Yes! We offer live crypto baccarat in a variety of forms. As well as traditional live Bitcoin baccarat games, we’ve got modern innovations such as Lightning Baccarat which offers payouts topping 262,144X.
Is live baccarat online fair?
Yes, it is. All of our live baccarat games have been created by reputable software providers. What’s more, they’ve been tested and certified as fair by third-party agencies. Therefore, you get a safe, fair, and enjoyable experience every time you play.