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Play live dealer baccarat online for real money at TwinSpires Casino

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Simon Young

August 19th, 2021

Fed-up with playing animated tables and relying on a random number generator to select the cards? No problem – play and interact with a real dealer using cards at a genuine baccarat table at TwinSpires Casino.

Our special live dealer baccarat games are available now, running 24/7 with a minimum bet of just $1 for each round.

Live dealer games are the new sensation in online casino gaming. A hi-tech studio created by TwinSpires Casino partner Evolution puts on the table games and streams the action live to our platform. Clever software then overlays graphics so that our online players can bet on the action, just as they would in a real casino.

You can interact with the professional dealer and enjoy the complete baccarat experience, a game you might have thought about trying in a real casino but were unsure how to play.

How to Play Baccarat Online Live

Baccarat is wildly popular in the casinos of Macau in the Far East but is also enjoyed in the U.S. at gambling cities like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. There is a mystique about the game to many casual players and a notion that it is complicated and reserved for high rollers only.

As it happens, baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to play, and while many casinos will have some tables reserved for VIPs only, anyone can take a seat at the lower-stake tables.

Getting started is easy. Search for baccarat in the search bar or click on Table Games, and you will see the live dealer games like baccarat, roulette, and blackjack. Clicking on the Live Baccarat box will open a menu with a selection of tables. Choose one that is suited to your stakes (remember, the minimum bet is just $1), and the table will open up.

You will see the dealer in action, either completing the current hand (or a coup to give it its real name) or asking the online players to place their bets. Everyone then has the opportunity to bet on Player, Banker, or a Tie. Click on the chip denomination to select your bet size, then click on one of the three betting options.

That's your only decision in this simple game! Now watch the dealer deal two cards to the Banker and two to the Player. The winning hand is the one with a points total closest to nine. An ace is valued at one, while two to nine are their face value. Tens and picture cards are valued at zero. If the total of the two cards is above 10, then you take 10 off the total. For example:

  • 7 + 8 = 15, total is 5
  • 10 + 9 = 19, total is 9 (called Natural 9)

If either Player or Banker's hand is a total of eight or nine, they stand. There are then various rules about taking another card for all other totals. These vary from one casino to another, so take a look at the third card rule via the Help button on the toolbar.

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And that's all there is to it. If you bet on Player, and the Player hand was closer to nine than the Banker's hand, then you win! All the screen names of the winners appear on the table, together with their winning amount. Your winnings are returned automatically and immediately to your online account, and you're ready for the next round.

Live Baccarat Online Tips

As you can probably tell, this is a game of luck since nobody can second guess the cards about to be dealt from the shoe, which will have eight decks of shuffled cards. But baccarat players can be a superstitious lot. Many will always bet on the same pocket – and if you wish to do this, go for the Banker, as it has a tiny statistical edge over Player, due to the Third Card Rule for the Banker hand.

Other players like to look for patterns in the most recent results. For this reason, our live dealer baccarat games show stats for all hands dealt from the current shoe. If perhaps you see Player has won the last three rounds, you might think next time is most likely to be Banker.

Ties do happen, but statistically, this will not be a winning bet for you in the long term.

You'll also have the option to place side bets, such as Perfect Pair, Either Pair or Super 6, which give you further betting choices and can bring more entertainment.

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Play Live Baccarat at TwinSpires Casino Today

All this excitement is available 24 hours a day, and the technology works as beautifully on your mobile device as it does on your laptop or desktop computer. If you have not already done so, join TwinSpires Casino today, make your first real money deposit, and head for our live baccarat online casino games. Good luck!