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How to Play Live Baccarat

Baccarat is one of the most famous casino card games in the world - played in the VIP sections of real casinos from Monte Carlo to London and Las Vegas, as well as by secret agents and supervillains in spy thrillers and action films. Now you can enjoy this legendary game, using real cards dealt by real dealers, from the comfort of your home thanks to Live Baccarat.

Live Baccarat - Basic Rules

Baccarat is a simple game to learn and play. Two-card hands are dealt to the player and the dealer - known in Baccarat as the Banker - with the object of the game being to score as close to 9 as possible. 10s and picture cards count as zero, aces as one, and other cards score according to their denominations.

Depending on the total scored on the first two cards, a third card may be drawn. Players can place bets on either the Player or the Banker to win, or on a tie. Player wins pay out at 1:1, even-money, with Banker wins paid at the same odds minus a 5% commission. Tie bets are paid at odds of 8:1. There are two additional side bets available from which a player can choose from - Player Pair or Banker Pair. If selected, each side bet pays 11:1.

For more details on how to play the game, please visit our Live Baccarat Rules page.

The theoretical return to player (RTP) for Live Baccarat is 98.94%.

The RTP for all side bets is as follows:


  • 89.64% - Banker Pair
  • 89.64% - Player Pair
  • 91.95% - Perfect Pair
  • 86.29% - Either Pair
  • 97.35% - Player Bonus
  • 90.63% - Banker Bonus

How to Start Playing Live Baccarat

Live Baccarat is available at standard and VIP tables, at a range of stakes, 24 hours per day. Visit the Casino tab in the client, where you’ll find a table offering the stakes you wish to play for.

You can also play Live Casino Baccarat games on your iOS or Android phone and tablet. See here to find out more.

For more information on playing Baccarat, visit our Live Baccarat Rules page.

See here for more about our regular Baccarat games.