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  1. Standard live baccarat rules

  2. Progressive live baccarat rules

  3. VIP live baccarat rules

To play the game (applicable to all variations):

Enjoy eight-deck Live Baccarat with a live dealer and Baccarat table, with multiple players. The deck is shuffled when there are about two decks left in the shoe.

Rules

The object of Baccarat is to obtain a hand with a point total closest to nine. Aces count as one; two to nine, as their face value; 10s and picture cards count as zero. If the value of the hand is ten points or more, subtract ten, and the remainder is the baccarat point value of the hand. For example: 7+6=13=3 and 4+6=10=0.

Place your wager on the banker's hand and/or on the player's hand and/or on a tie. The player and the banker are then each dealt a two-card hand. In certain cases, a third card is dealt to the player or the banker or both (Third Card Rules). Cards are dealt from a shoe that holds eight decks of cards. The decks are shuffled each round.

The player closest to nine, wins.

Egalite Extra Side bet

Egalite Extra is an optional side bet that allows you to bet on a specific Tie hand. If the result of the hand is not a Tie, all Egalite Extra bets are lost.

Egalite Extra Side Bets Payout Table

Other Side bets

A side bet is a wager you can make beyond the regular game bets of ‘Player', ‘Banker', or ‘Tie'. The following is a description of the available side bets and their odds.

Pairs
The Pair side bets win if the first two cards for the player or the first two cards for the banker form a pair. The ‘Perfect Pair' would be two of the same cards (two x four of diamonds for example) this bet is for the players hand only.

Big & Small
The Big & Small bets are wagers on the total amount of cards drawn to complete the game. The 'Small' wins if the total cards dealt are four, and the ‘Big' wins if the total cards dealt are five or six.

History

To the right of the live dealer feed is where history of previous hands are displayed and you are able to choose your preferred scoreboard style from a number of options where the following are used to indicate the results:

Straight Scoreboard

This allows you to see streaks for either the player or the banker. Wins of the same side, and ties, are shown in one column. Whenever the other side wins, a new column is started. (Ties do not break a column because non-tie bets are returned to the player in the event of a tie. Thus, if a tie occurs, you do not lose any money.)

Scoreboard Buttons

Full Scoreboard

This shows you the results of the rounds sequentially. The top left cell is the earliest result, the one below it is the next earliest, and so on. When the bottom cell is reached, the next round is recorded in the top cell of the next column. In addition to the markings described above, the full scoreboard shows you the winning hand's point total. A red dot in the top left corner of a cell means the banker had a pair. A blue dot in the bottom right corner of a cell means the player had a pair.

(Above the scoreboard is a Baccarat history button that will show winning number from 2 selected live dealer Baccarat games)

 

Standard live baccarat rules

The object of baccarat is to obtain a hand with a point total closest to 9. Aces count as one; 2 through 9 as their face value; tens and picture cards count as zero. If the value of the hand is ten points or more, subtract ten, and the remainder is the baccarat point value of the hand. For example: 7+6=13=3 and 4+6=10=0

Place your wager on the banker's hand and/or on the player's hand and/or on a tie. The player and the banker are then each dealt a two-card hand. In certain cases, a third card is dealt to the player or the banker or both (Third Card Rules). Cards are dealt from a shoe that holds 6 decks of cards. The decks are shuffled each round.

The player closest to 9, wins.

If you bet on the player and the player wins, you are paid 2 for 1 winnings on your bet.

If you bet on the banker and the banker wins, you are paid 2 for 1 minus 5% bank commission (vigorish).

If both the player's hand and the banker's hand have equal totals, the game result is a ‘tie'. If you have placed a bet on the ‘tie' field, your payoff is 9 for 1. Non-tie bets are returned to you if a tie occurs.

Third Card Rules

The following baccarat rule chart governs when the player and/or the banker will automatically be dealt (i.e. “draws”) a third card in the baccarat game:

Player

Point value of first two cards
0-1-2-3-4-5 Draws a third card
6-7 No more cards
8-9 "Natural", no more cards

If the player stands, then the banker hits on a total of 5 or less. If the player does hit then use the table below to determine if the banker hits or stands.

Banker

Point value of first two cards:

Draw when the Player's third card is:

Does not draw when the Player's third card is:

0-1-2 Always draws a card -
3 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 8
4 2-3-4-5-6-7 0-1-8-9
5 4-5-6-7 0-1-2-3-8-9
6 6-7 0-1-2-3-4-5-8-9
7 Always stands -
8-9 Player cannot draw Player cannot draw

Important note: If either the player and /or the Banker has a total of 8 or 9, they both stand. This Rule overrides all other rules.

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Progressive live baccarat rules

We offer eight deck Live Baccarat with a live dealer and a real Baccarat table, with up to 7 players at the same table. The deck is shuffled when there is about two decks left in the shoe. We use standard Baccarat rules, with the addition of a side bet that allows you to win a progressive jackpot.

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VIP live baccarat rules

We offer eight deck Baccarat with a live dealer and a real Baccarat table, with up to 7 players at the same table. VIP Baccarat allows the person that placed the biggest bet on a player or banker position to peek at that position's hidden cards via a second video feed. Thus that person will know the hand's point total before other players. Peeking at the hidden cards is also referred to as "Squeezing", due to the slow and gradual opening of the hidden cards. Card squeezing is a common practice at Baccarat tables in real casinos in Asia.

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Theoretical return

The long-term, expected Return to Player (Banker bet) is 98.9%.


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