Live Baccarat recreates the thrill of a land-based casino with real dealers, real cards and tables. The best part is, you never have to leave the comfort of your own home to play.
At Boom Casino, you can play baccarat online and chat to the croupier as you place your bets. If you’ve ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of 007, now is your chance!
Baccarat live casino games let you enjoy the excitement of real-life gambling through your mobile phone or PC. We feature some of the best live baccarat games in the world here at Boom Casino. Minimum stakes won’t break the bank, and the games are super-easy to learn. Here's how you can get started and play live baccarat today.
In a game of live baccarat, two hands are dealt onto the table: the Player’s and the Banker’s. Each hand contains two cards. The dealer uses special cards, which are scanned by a computer and displayed on your screen via live stream. As long as your browser can handle the live stream and sound, you’re good to go!
When playing baccarat online, the dealer will welcome you to the table and prompt you when it’s your turn to place a bet. If you don’t want to play, you can sit out and simply observe the action. In fact, you may be playing alongside hundreds of other players, all betting on the outcome of the game.
Just as in regular baccarat against the computer, you simply bet on which hand you think will have a total nearest to 9. Using the betting area provided, use your keyboard or touch screen to drag chips to the area provided. When the croupier is ready to deal, betting will be suspended. In live baccarat, the human dealer has a lot more control over the play compared to computerized games where you decide when the cards will be dealt.
In live baccarat, aces are worth 1, picture cards zero, and all other cards their pip value. For instance, imagine a hand plays out like this:
In this live casino baccarat game, the Player would have a total of 2 (2 + 0), and the Banker would have 7 (3 + 4). The Banker’s hand would therefore win.
If you bet on the Player, and the Player wins, you get paid 1/1. If you bet on the Banker, and the Banker wins, you get paid 19/20 (1/1 minus a 5% commission to the house). A tie pays 8/1.
In some cases, there is a third card that must be dealt, depending on the first two totals. Don’t worry: the live baccarat dealer is professional and knows exactly when to deal a third card. Here’s when additional cards may be drawn: Player Rule: Player gets a third card if total is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Banker Rule: Banker gets a third card if they have 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 AND the Player hasn’t been dealt a third card. The Banker also receives no extra cards if they have 6+. This is where things get interesting for the Banker in live baccarat online. They can get an extra card depending on whether the Player has received an extra card also. Banker Total is 0, 1 or 2: Banker receives one extra card Banker Total is 3: Banker receives one extra card unless the Player has a total of 8 Banker Total is 4: Banker receives a card unless Player’s third card is 0, 1, 8 or 9 Banker Total is 5: Banker receives a card if Player’s third card is 4, 5, 6 or 7 Banker Total is 6: Banker receives a card if Player’s third card is 6 or 7
We’ve gone big with our baccarat live casino games. Our Boom Live Casino section features some of the best games from Pragmatic Play and Evolution Gaming, which give you a unique gambling experience online. Find a table, open a game and choose your stakes!
Remember, you can play baccarat online with no frills or special features. But other than classic live baccarat, what else can you find at Boom Casino?
Evolution Gaming are the masters of combining special computerized graphics, RNGs and live casino baccarat action. In Lightning Baccarat, a number of cards are assigned random prize multipliers. When one of these cards is dealt, it will flash up on-screen and trigger an enhanced payout!
Live Baccarat Squeeze recreates the thrill of a Macau casino with a very special feature. In this exciting Evolution Gaming variant, over 15 cameras capture close-up details of each card before they’re turned over. It keeps the suspense coming as the dealer turns over the cards.
We even feature Live Baccarat Control Squeeze with glass tables and even more interaction for the players. For that sense of anticipation, there’s nothing quite like Live Baccarat Control Squeeze.
We run several Speed Baccarat tables at Boom Casino, with stakes starting at just €0.20. The clue is in the name with this Live Baccarat variant. The game moves much quicker than standard live baccarat online, and hands can last under 30 seconds. What better way to increase your game volume?
Most popular forms of live baccarat feature some sort of commission on a winning Banker bet. However, in No Commission Baccarat, the 5% commission is waived! There is one exception you need to look out for, however: on a Banker total of 6, players receive half their original stake.
In our No Commission Baccarat game, there’s also a cool insurance bet called ‘Super 6’. Place the Super 6 bet, and if the Banker scores 6 you’ll receive a payout worth 15/1.
Boom Casino spreads live dealer baccarat that’s reserved for some of our high roller customers. With Salon Privé Baccarat, you can enjoy higher maximum stakes and play at single-player tables where it’s just you against the croupier. It’s the ultimate in luxury live dealer gaming.
The history of baccarat is almost as old as gambling itself. It’s believed that an early form of the game was devised by an Italian gambler and card player called Felix Falguiere. He invented a game where picture cards were assigned a value of zero. The game soon adopted the Italian word for ‘zero’: “baccara”.
However, in the early casinos of the 1500s, baccarat was played with different players taking it in turn to act as the Banker. In effect, other gamblers were able to play directly against the Banker. The system is still used today in baccarat offshoots such as Chemin de Fer.
Over time, baccarat traveled overseas, being adopted in the Americas as Punto Banco and later in Macau. Baccarat – and its different forms – is by far the most popular table card game in Macau, with its myriad side bets pulling in the gamblers from far and wide.
While baccarat has gained immortality on screen in James Bond films, the advent of online casinos such as Boom Casino mean you too can now grab a seat at the table, wherever you live. With our baccarat live casino, you can be shaken and stirred while taking on the dealer face to face!