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At Fruity King, we offer a number of different live table games, all of which are created by the clever people over at Evolution Gaming. One of these is live dealer baccarat, which sees you playing the game with an actual dealer, beamed to your screen via a webcam. It’s the most realistic way to play the game without having to leave home, and many people choose to play baccarat live every single day.
But why should you play live baccarat online at Fruity King? And can you grab some fantastic bonuses when you do? You’ll find out the answers to these questions, as well as much more when you read through the page below…
How to Play Baccarat Live
Baccarat looks pretty complex when you first start playing, however, in reality, it couldn’t be any easier. In fact, there is no skill to the game at all, meaning that a complete novice has the same chances of winning as an experienced player.
The first thing to do is place a bet on whether the player or the banker will win, or whether you think it will be a draw. The banker has the best chance of winning, however, you will have to pay 5% commission on any successful banker wins.
Once you have placed your bet, the cards are dealt by the live baccarat dealer. Both the player and the banker will get two cards. These two cards will add up to a score. All cards have their face values, while all picture cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth zero. If the score is higher than 9, only the second digit is used. So, if you receive two eights, your score would be 6 (8 + 8 = 16, so only the final digit is used).
The goal is simple: to get as close to nine as possible. You won’t get a chance to decide whether to add more cards to either the player’s or the banker’s hand – this is dictated by the rules. Once all the cards have finished being dealt, you’ll be able to see the live baccarat results, plus you’ll also find out if your bet was a winning one.
If you don’t feel comfortable playing for real money yet, why not play one of the standard baccarat casino online games for free? This will allow you to learn the rules before progressing to real money play. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to play live baccarat online free play.
As is the case with every game here at Fruity King, we encourage responsible gambling, so only bet with money you can afford to lose.
Advantages of Playing Baccarat Live
The biggest advantage of playing baccarat live is the fact that it’s more social than the standard game. You’ll be able to chat with the dealer as you play, leading to a really enjoyable experience. They’ll share your ups and your downs over a playing session, as will the other players sitting at the table with you. Baccarat dealers might even give you some friendly advice if you’re really lucky!
You’ll also find that online casino live baccarat real money bets can be exceptionally large, and they’re typically much larger than those found at standard baccarat games. This is great news for high rollers and explains why the biggest gamblers are now typically found at the live tables. This is also the case when it comes to live blackjack and live roulette, as well as casino poker live.
It’s also the case that many believe live baccarat is more trustworthy than a standard baccarat game. We guarantee that all our games are completely honest and above board (this is proved by our certification from the Gambling Commission), however, we understand that actually seeing the cards being dealt is something that many like, as they can be sure that there is no funny business going on. So, if you’re worried about the fairness of gambling online, playing baccarat live UK casino games could be perfect for you.
Types of Live Baccarat
Baccarat is a table game with a few different variations, however standard baccarat is the favourite amongst players at Fruity King. After all, why try to improve on a game that has been popular for such a long time?
Baccarat Squeeze is also popular, and this sees the dealer slowly revealing the cards, to ramp up the tension. You will also find Baccarat Control Squeeze at Fruity King, and in this game, the player is allowed to squeeze the cards for themselves, making the game even closer to the one played in land-based casinos.
Speed Baccarat is also enjoyed by many players, and the name of the game gives away its biggest feature: it’s much faster than other versions of the game. This means that you can get through more hands in a set period of time, which increases the amount of money you could find yourself winning.
It really doesn’t matter what version of baccarat you choose to play in the Fruity King live casino, as all versions offer loads of excitement, as well as the chance to win some massive prizes!
Glossary of Baccarat Terms
When you’re playing live casino baccarat, there are a few different terms you might hear. We’ve listed 10 of the most common, so you always understand exactly what’s going on at the baccarat tables…
- Baccarat: The name of the game, but also the worst hand (zero points)
- Banker: The betting option with the lowest house edge
- Commission: 5% fee charged on winning bets on the banker
- Hand: One round of play
- La Grande: The best hand in baccarat (2 x cards equalling 9)
- La Petit: The second-best hand in baccarat (2 x cards equalling 8)
- Natural: When the two opening cards are winning hands totalling 8 or 9
- Player: The betting option with the 2nd lowest house edge
- Punto Banco: A game very similar to baccarat
- Tie: Betting on a tied hand – the betting option with the highest house edge
Of course, there are also other terms you’ll hear too while playing the game. The more you play live baccarat, the more you’ll start to understand the lingo used by both players and dealers!
Bonuses for Live Baccarat Players
Are you wondering whether those playing baccarat live can claim any bonuses? Well, the answer is yes, they can! The Fruity King welcome bonus is one of the best around, and all bonus funds can be used to play games at our live casino, including baccarat and roulette live. Please look at the terms conditions to see how playing live games affect the wagering requirements though.
You’ll also find various other bonuses and promotions here at Fruity King. While these aren’t specific to online casino baccarat, you should still claim them and use them to play the games specified in the bonus. For example, we have a great roulette cashback bonus every weekend, and many baccarat players also love to spin the roulette wheel from time to time!
Play Baccarat Live at Fruity King Today!
Now you know everything you could ever need to know about playing baccarat at a live casino. It should be clear that this is the most exciting way to play baccarat online, plus realism adds an extra dimension to your casino experience.
Why not head to our live casino today and start playing baccarat? You could find your bankroll going up and up when you do!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is live baccarat fair?
Yes, it’s completely fair. The fact that you can see the dealer at all times proves that there’s nothing underhand going on. What’s more, we’re regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
How much can I win?
A successful bet on the player will see you double your money, as is also the case with the banker. Successful banker bets lose 5% commission though. Predicting a tie leads to a prize of 8:1.
Can I play for free?
You can’t play any live dealer games for free at Fruity King. If you want to practice, we’d recommend playing standard baccarat games for free instead.
Can I play using a smartphone or tablet?
Yes, you certainly can. In fact, huge numbers of Fruity King members play live games using a smartphone or tablet every single day.
What other live games are offered at Fruity King?
We also offer live blackjack, roulette and casino poker at Fruity King. There are various versions of all three of the aforementioned games for you to enjoy.