Win Big with Online Baccarat at River Belle Casino
Online Baccarat is one of the most popular casino games anywhere in the world. Combining strategy with a variety of betting options, Baccarat is ideal for casino enthusiasts wanting to test their mental skills, and River Belle offers Canadians the ideal place to play!
At land-based casinos, Baccarat is either played in the classic format of Chemin De Fer or the more popular Punto Banco Baccarat. The online version of the game is based on Punto Banco or Player/Banker Baccarat. It gets its name from the fact that you can chose to bet on either the player hand or the banker hand.
The setup for online Baccarat is fairly similar to what you would find in a land based casino. The game consists of an electronic Baccarat table with the dealer situated at the top of the screen while your chips and playing buttons are situated at the bottom. It’s authentic and realistic, and very lucrative too!
Player or Banker Bets
Online Baccarat is played directly against the dealer in a manner similar to Blackjack, except in this case, you have three betting options instead of one.
Once you have logged into the game, the first step is to place your bet. You can do this by clicking on the virtual chips at the bottom of the screen and placing them on any one of the three designated betting areas. In Baccarat, you can either bet on the player hand, the banker hand or on a tie. Betting on the player hand pays out even money, while betting on the banker hand pays out 0.95:1, with the banker taking a cut of the winnings.
Betting on a tie pays out the most at 8:1 but the chances of a tie are slim which makes it a risky bet. Once you have placed your bet, you can click on the deal button. The dealer will then deal two cards to the player hand and two cards to the banker hand.
The hand with the highest point score wins the round. Here each card is worth a certain number of points. Cards 2-9 are worth their face value. The ace is worth 1 point and everything else is worth 0. If the total of the two cards goes into double digits, the first digit is dropped and the second becomes the score; so a score of 15 becomes 5.
Winning in Baccarat with River Belle
Once the first set of cards has been dealt, the player hand and the banker hand can receive a third card if needed. If either the player hand or the banker hand has a score of 8 or 9 (natural hand), this hand automatically wins. At the end of the deal, the hand with the highest score wins and you will be paid out accordingly.
At River Belle Casino you can play Baccarat for real money or for free, on desktop or mobile. You can choose to download our free casino software or play in browser, and every game is made even better by our brilliant bankroll boosting bonuses!
Get into a card game that’s fast, fun and can result in big wins when you play Baccarat online with us!