Play Live Dealer Baccarat at BigWins New Zealand

Play Live Baccarat at BigWins Casino 

At BigWins Casino, we've raised the stakes and created the best live baccarat gaming environment for all players, from first-timers to seasoned players. More features include the option for players to watch how other gamers play, view special bets and increased betting opportunities, such as side bets and live betting stats with fantastic interactive gameplay. Ready for an experience that is the closest you can get to taking a seat at a genuine baccarat table?

Why Play Live Baccarat?

Playing live baccarat offers players a genuine brick-and-mortar casino experience with maximum thrills. The aim of the game, however, remains the same, which is to choose the winning hand in a showdown between the Player and the Banker. The hand with the closest value to 9 is the winner. The total value is calculated by combining two or more cards. You have three betting options

  • The Player's hand,
  • The Banker's hand,
  • Both hands Tie.

Remember, to help you get started, simply follow these steps: 

  1. Place your bet on the one that you consider to be the winning hand - either the Banker, the Player, or a Tie.
  2. Once the game is live, the croupier will deal two cards to both the Banker and the Player.
  3. Both Player and Banker reveal their cards. If one of them has a score of 8 or 9, they win. If both have 8 or 9, the game is a Tie.
  4. If neither hand has a score of 8 or 9, the Player and Banker receive a third card.
  5. The winner is determined based on the final score after all cards have been dealt.

Pros of Live Baccarat

  • Immersion: Live casino games, including live baccarat, provide a complete immersion, offering a gaming experience that is as close as possible to being physically present in a casino.
  • Real Dealer and Table: The presence of a real dealer and table enhances the authenticity of the gaming experience, making it feel more like a brick-and-mortar casino setting.
  • Interactive Multiplayer Experience: Other players can join the game, creating a more engaging and interactive experience that mimics the social aspect of casino gaming.
  • High-Speed Streaming and HD Cameras: The fast streams and high-quality cameras ensure a smooth and visually pleasing gaming experience.
  • Interactive Communication: Live chat features enable real-time interaction with the dealer and fellow players, fostering a sense of camaraderie and competition.

Cons of Live Baccarat

  • Slightly Slower Pace: The pace of live games can be a bit slower than their virtual counterparts due to the real-time aspect and interaction with the dealer and other players.
  • Higher Minimum Wagers: Live games often have higher minimum bet requirements, which might be considered a disadvantage.
  • Lack of Practice Mode: Unlike RNG baccarat games, live games typically do not offer a practice mode for players to try out the game before betting real money.

Live Baccarat Rules 

Before playing, you should understand the rules and aim of the game. Your goal is to bet on the hand that will be closest to 9. The total value is determined by adding up two or more cards, with each card having a specific value:

  • Ace is valued at 1 point.
  • Cards numbered 2 to 9 are valued at their face value (e.g. 2 is worth 2 points, 3 is worth 3 points, and so on).
  • Cards 10, Jack, Queen, and King are valued at 0 points.
  • If the score is 10 or higher, the leftmost digit is cancelled out. For instance, 13 becomes 3 because 1 is removed. 

Popular Live Baccarat Games for Kiwi Players

BigWins Casino strives to offer our New Zealand customers the most incredible Baccarat Game selection. To provide our players with a one-stop casino, we have teamed up with the leading software providers to ensure these games are available.

Baccarat Squeeze

Baccarat Squeeze offers an even greater level of excitement. This is because the dealers build up anticipation by slowly revealing the cards. It's a popular variation among NZ players and worth trying at least once, but keep in mind that it may require more time to play.

Speed Baccarat

Speed Baccarat follows the same basic principles as other variations, but it moves at a much faster pace. As a result, players can expect a lot of action and may play many hands in a short amount of time. It is recommended that experienced Baccarat players participate in this game, as a solid understanding of the rules is necessary to keep up with the fast pace.

No Commission Baccarat

In No Commission Baccarat, you won't be charged a 5% commission on winning Banker bets. This is great news since the Banker bet has the lowest house edge. Keep in mind that the payout for a Banker wins with a score of 6 points will be lowered due to the absence of commission fees.

Play Live Baccarat for Real Money

Many New Zealand casino players enjoy Live Dealer Baccarat for its immersive and genuine feel. BigWins offers top-notch versions of this live dealer game where you can place real money bets

Additionally, it has an extensive selection of other table games and hundreds of pokies, and you can even try out various games in demo mode, including online Baccarat, without depositing any funds. This is an excellent way to learn the game before playing with real money. Give it a try and see for yourself.

Strategies To Play Live Baccarat

Baccarat is enjoyable to play, but understanding specific strategies to increase your edge gives you more self-assurance. Here are some playing tips and things to stay away from.

Avoid Tie Bets

While an 8/1 payout may appear attractive, it is important to note that ties between the Player's and Banker's hands occur infrequently. Thus, betting on a tie is unlikely to result in a win.

Bet on the Banker

Betting with the Banker is one of the easiest and most successful Baccarat strategies. The reason for this is that the Banker pays out less, but they have more options when it comes to the Player's third card. This makes their position stronger and increases the likelihood of a winning hand. 

Utilize the Live Baccarat Bonuses

The benefits of live casino bonuses for players include reducing the house advantage. If you use a bonus wisely, you could come out with a real gain.

Odds and Payouts 

The payouts for each type of bet in Baccarat vary. If you bet on the Player or Banker, you will receive a payout of 1:1, which means you will get back your original stake plus an equal amount. If you bet on a tie, the payout is higher at 8:1, which means you will receive eight times your original stake. It's important to note that if you win a Banker bet, you will be charged a commission fee of 5%. However, at BigWins Casino, you can choose to play commission-free Baccarat variations.

How to Play Live Baccarat at Big Wins

Before you start playing your favourite Live Baccarat online games you will have to sign up at BigWins Casino. Creating your account is quick and easy. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Click the yellow registration button located in the upper right corner.
  2. Enter your email and password.
  3. Log in to your newly created account and enter your details.
  4. Then, visit the cashier page to make a secure deposit.
  5. Enter the live casino lobby, select a game, carefully read the rules, and place your bet!

Make sure that after you sign up, you visit our casino bonus page to claim your welcome bonus, as well as explore other bonus options and our cashback bonus.

Customer Support

If you encounter problems while playing your favourite online casino games at BigWins, we provide several support options to assist you:


In our live casino games, you can frequently communicate with other players and the dealer using a chat box. You can use this tool to enquire and gain further information about anything you need clarification on.

Support Service

If you need assistance in locating particular information in the game, our customer service team is ready to help you with any technical questions you may have. Get in touch with us through our chat.


Can I play live Baccarat on Mobile devices?

Yes, you can. Live Baccarat Games can be played on desktop and mobile devices. The stream will be optimized automatically based on the device you are using.

Is playing live Baccarat online safe?

Yes. At BigWins Casino, our programmes are well encrypted to allow the Kiwi players to fill in their data when signing up. Also, the systems ensure the games are fair all through.

Is a player eligible for any bonuses?

Yes. At BigWins Casino, bonuses and promotions are always available to players. Our Welcome Bonus is open to all new players who sign up at BigWins Casino.

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