Casino games come in all shapes and sizes, some more recognisable than others. If we said to you, name three betting games you know, you’d probably say something like: roulette, blackjack and slots. These casino classics are known by pretty much every player who has ever placed a bet live or online, but they aren’t the be all and end all. In fact, if you take a minute to look beyond these games, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities and one of them is online bitcoin live baccarat. Popular in Asia, the game basically pits you in a head-to-head dual with the dealer. Through a combination of cards, betting and drawing conditions, your aim is to choose the best hand and walk away with a chunk of change. Despite being one of the lesser known casino games, baccarat is extremely entertaining and, as you’d expect, live bitcoin baccarat is even better. Because you get to play with real dealers and bet with the best cryptocurrency on the market, you basically get a slick, safe and secure casino experience from the comfort of your home. Naturally, before you can sit back, relax and teleport to a live casino setting for some baccarat action, you’ll need to know a bit more about the game. So, without further delay, here’s our guide to online bitcoin live baccarat.
What on earth is Baccarat?
As we’ve already said, online bitcoin live baccarat is a card game where you go one-on-one with the dealer. However, unlike blackjack where you’re forced to play your own hand, this game is more flexible. Although you and the dealer both get dealt a hand, you can actually choose which one you want to put your faith in.
Before we get into the mechanics of the game, the value of the cards in a game of bitcoin baccarat are set using the following criteria:
Each card has a point value and those with a face value of 2-9 are worth their actual value in points. Additionally, tens, jacks, queens and kings are worth zero points, while aces are worth one point.
Importantly, the value of a hand is determined by the right digit of the two-card total. For example, if the hand consisted of an 8 and a 9, the combined total would be 17. Taking the digit on the right of this total, the hand’s score is, therefore, seven.
Under these rules, the best possible score in a round of bitcoin baccarat is nine. If this score isn’t achieved, the hand with the total closest to nine is deemed the winner.
Deal and draw like a baccarat pro…
Obviously, there a few steps between the deal and the result and they include:
- Each round starts with the participant (player/s and dealer) being dealt a two-card hand (known as a coup).
- Once the cards have been dealt face down, you have to bet on the bank (the dealer) or the player.
- After confirming your bet, the cards are revealed and if either hand has a total of eight or nine, it wins the coup.
- If neither hand has a total good enough to win the coup, a draw takes place as long as certain conditions are met:
For the player hand, a draw takes place if the opening total is between zero and five. Additionally, if the opening total is six or seven they can’t draw a third card.
- After the player hand has drawn (or not), the bank hand is permitted to draw some cards under the following conditions:
If the player has to stand, the dealer can use the same set of rules to determine whether they draw.
If the player draws a third card, then the bank has to use the following drawing rules:
- If Player drew a 2 or 3, Banker draws with 0–4, and stands with 5–7.
- If Player drew a 4 or 5, Banker draws with 0–5, and stands with 6–7.
- If Player drew a 6 or 7, Banker draws with 0–6, and stands with 7.
- If Player drew an 8, Banker draws with 0–2, and stands with 3–7.
- If Player drew an ace, 9, 10, or face-card, the Banker draws with 0–3, and stands with 4–7.
- *If a total of 10+ is made then the 10 is subtracted from the overall total. For example, if either player is dealt a total of 14, the 10 is subtracted and a total of four stands.*
As we’ve said, once this process is complete, the hand with the best score (closest to nine) wins. If the winner is the bank hand, the payout is 5:9. If the player hand wins, the payout is 1:1. In the event of a tie, bank and player bets are declared a push, but if you’ve bet specifically on a tie you’ll get an 8:1 return on your bet.
Understanding Online Bitcoin Live Baccarat Betting
Naturally, whether you win or not at the bitcoin baccarat table is determined by the hand you choose to back. Aside from divine intervention, it can be tough to know which option is best if you don’t know the underlying mathematics of the situation. Thankfully, totting up the numbers isn’t too tough, so we’ve done the hard work for you.
Betting the bank means you’ll gain a 1.36% edge, compared to a 1.36% edge for the house when you choose the player hand. But, as crazy as this seems, there’s something you need to consider when you bet on the bank. In return for having a better chance of winning, you’ll have to pay a 5% tax when you bet on the bank.
Taking this into account and combining it with the 1.36% edge you get from betting on the bank, the house actually ends up with a 1.17% edge in this scenario. Now, as we previously mentioned, betting on the player hand leave the casino with a 1.36% edge, so taking the bank hand and 1.17% is actually a better move to make.
Taking You to a Virtually Real World
Online Bitcoin Live Baccarat
Hopefully you’re more clued up on the basics ofbitcoin baccarat after that little run through of the rules, but now you’re probably wondering what options await you inside our bitcoin casino. As ever, we’ve covered the full spectrum of betting options with a variety of games and stakes to suit players of all persuasions:
Latin America Live Baccarat 1 and 2 – The traditional version of the game is offered in all its glory here at VegasCasino from as little as 1 mBTC. For that minimum stake, you’ll get HD video streams, glamorous dealers, engaging chat and the ability to play alongside your fellow bitcoin bettors. Of course, if you’re a high roller, we haven’t forgotten about you either. These tables give you the ability to bet as much as 1,000 mBTC per hand.
Latin America Live Knockout Baccarat 1 and 2 – A twist on the standard game, our Knockout tables allow you to place side bets that help you increase your overall returns:
- Player or Natural side bet = 4:1
- Winning Total 1-4 = 7:1
- Winning Total 5 or 6 = 3:1
- Winning Total 7 = 4:1
- Winning Total 8 = 3:1
- Winning Total 9 = 2:1
Latin America Live Dragon Bonus 1 and 2 – When our standard betting options aren’t enough, Dragon Bonus gives you the chance to up the ante with some side bets (and there’s not a fire-breathing dragon in sight). Applicable to both the player and bank hand, the Dragon Bonus bets include:
- Natural win pays 1:1
- Non-natural win by 9 pays 30:1
- Non-natural win by 8 pays 10:1
- Non-natural win by 6-7 pays 4:1
- Non-natural win by 4-5 pays 2:1
- All other outcomes = a loss
The VegasCasino Edge
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Single-click Betting: Baccarat is one of our fastest live casino games, which means single-click betting is essential. The average time in between rounds at our tables is 15 seconds, so if you want to bet the clock and repeat the bet you made in the previous round, the “rebet” button will rest everything in a second. Made a mistake? Not a problem, the “clear all” button will remove all of your bets in the blink of an eye so you can quickly rectify your mistake before the timer hits zero.
Spread Some Love: Our dealers work hard to make your experience as entertaining as possible, so why not show them some love by giving them a tip? Much like you’d do in a land-based casino, the tips box at the bottom of the screen allows you to thank a dealer with an amount of your choosing.
Don’t Get Lost: Roadmaps are an important part of any player’s online bitcoin live baccarat strategy because they give you an insight into the dynamics of a game. In the top left of the playing window you can see the Bead Road and Big Road maps. In short, these two options allow you to see the actual results of a shoe (the object that holds the decks), i.e. the hands that have won in the current flow of action.
To the upper right of the page, you’ll see the Big Eye, Small Road and Cockroach Road maps. These three options use the information from the Bead and Big roads to highlight the trends of a shoe. Essentially, these features give you an overview of the hot hand i.e. is the player or the bank winning more hands.
As a supplement to these roadmaps, our games also offer a stats overview. Detailing both the number and percentage of player and bank wins, as well as ties, this feature should tell you all you need to know when it comes to assessing the dynamics of a game and where the hot hands are falling.
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