What is live baccarat?
Baccarat is a popular casino card game that was immortalised by Ian Fleming’s James Bond in the original Casino Royale. It is a pure game of chance, beloved of high rollers around the world for its fast-paced thrills. If you are lucky, you can win a lot of money at it.
In live dealer baccarat, a human dealer shuffles the cards and deals them out onto the table. The player can see this via a live video stream above the betting console. The cards on the table are instantaneously scanned and converted into virtual cards that appear in the virtual playing table below the video window. Players can chat to each other, and the dealer, via an instant messaging chat window, so if you have any queries about rules, strategy, or just want to enjoy a bit of banter, you can do so using this function. Being able to see real cards being dealt makes for a much more authentic and exciting casino experience, and dispels any doubts that you might have had about the honesty of online card games. If you fancy giving it a go without having to sign up, you can do so at our casino demo lobby, although you will have to register if you want to win any real cash! You can find out more about how live baccarat works here.
Overview of how to play live baccarat
Standard baccarat is a beautifully simplistic game and with our version of baccarat it is no different. The dealer shuffles a ‘shoe’ of cards consisting of six decks of cards, and then deals cards into two piles called ‘player’ and ‘banker’. The cards are added together, and the pile with the highest final digit is the winner. For example, if the banker’s hand includes a 4 and a 5, resulting in a score of 9, it would beat a player’s hand that included a 6 and a 7, which would result in a score of 3. Players can place short-odds bets on the banker or the player, and they can also place long odds bets on a tie between the two, or on the appearance of a double in either hand.
You can read a more comprehensive guide on how to play live Baccarat in our Baccarat guide section.
What are you waiting for?
In order to give you a little more cash to play with when you first sign up to play baccarat at Castle Casino, we will match your first deposit on a one for one basis up to a maximum of £100. For example, if you put in £100, we would top up your playing account to £200. As well as our generous sign-up bonus, we also offer a range of other great bonuses that change all the time – check our casino promotions page for the latest offers.
So, if you fancy your chances at the Castle Casino live baccarat table, why not sign-up today? Registering is simply a matter of entering a few details, and you could be playing live dealer baccarat for big money within a matter of minutes!