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Online Baccarat

Online baccarat is one of the most popular New Zealand casino games. Baccarat is a card game where you have to get as close to 9 as possible using two or three cards.

This game became hugely popular among Kiwi players, because it is captivating with quite simple rules. The basic concept is easy to figure out. Those who play Baccarat online in New Zealand casinos will find that there are a variety of offers to enjoy and you’ll be able to find one that matches your bankroll.

Types of online Baccarat

Baccarat is a popular casino game. Many gamblers enjoy playing it not only at land-based casinos but also at online ones. Especially, there are 2 well-known versions such as Desktop version and mobile one. Understanding all the versions of the game is necessary before you get to know how to play Baccarat and its various betting strategies.

There are 5 famous types of online Baccarat which are incredibly popular around the world, especially in New Zealand online casinos.

Punto Banco

Punto Banco

The term means “player-banker”. New Zealand fans of Baccarat can easily play it at online casinos in New Zealand. Speaking of its origin, we have to mention that it has been played for decades at land-based casinos in the USA, UK, and New Zealand, and it is a popular live dealer game today. Originally developed in Argentinian casinos, the game was introduced in the USA in the 1950s.

Baccarat en Banque

This type of Baccarat is played with three decks of cards. There is no exact firm rules for Baccarat en Banque. The rules vary from casino to casino. In this version, the role of the banker is designated to a single player before the start of each round. There is one more name for this version — Deux tableaux .

Chemin de fer

This version of Baccarat is well-known in many New Zealand and France casinos. The main difference between Chemin de fer and other Baccarat games is that you play against another player, not the dealer. In the game, you are allowed to draw or stand on five, unlike in Punto Banco where players must draw. In this version of baccarat, you will meet 14 players. And there you’ll find the table with many gambling accessories such as the palette with the help of which players move their cards and chips.

Mini-Baccarat

Mini-Baccarat is similar to Punto Banco because this version follows the rules of Punto Banco. However, there is a slight difference between them — a single croupier. As in Blackjack, you’re also unable to touch the cards. The strategies of this version are quite easy to understand. The version has a low table limit so this game has become popular worldwide and also in the New Zealand.

Three-card Baccarat

Three card Baccarat

For Asian gamblers three-card Baccarat is the most popular version. However, there are a lot of Kiwi players who extremely adore it.

There are 52 cards used in a single desk. The rule of this version is if both player and banker have a hand with the same number of points, the hand with more face cards wins. Otherwise, it is a tie.

Rules of online Baccarat

Baccarat is considered to be a game of chance. That’s why it’s all about luck, no matter what type of baccarat you play. To improve your chances to win, you should understand how to play Baccarat online. These are the rules of online baccarat:

There are three betting options – the Player’s hand, the Banker’s hand or a Tie. You will win the game if your bet matches the result of a hand.

The hand value that is close to a total of 9 will win the round.

Two cards are dealt to the Player and the Banker to start the game. Sometimes either one or both of them will get a 3rd card.

The decision who will take the 3rd card is made with the help of game’s rules.

Ace is counted as 1, face cards and tens are counted as zero, and other remaining cards are worth their actual face value.

Only the final digit gets the attention if the card values are added up in a Baccarat hand. For instance, 17 would be considered as 7.

Baccarat Software Providers

Software Providers

Online baccarat for New Zealand players are offered by different providers. There is a wide range of versions which include special side bets and different stakes. These versions are created by various baccarat software providers, each one offers their own unique view on the game experience, with a diversity of soundtracks, graphical styles, bets and so on. You can choose the provider according to your preferences. Here are the most popular and famous providers for New Zealand players:

  •       Net-Ent

Net-Ent is the baccarat provider for most new casinos nowadays, because of the modern attitude towards the software.

  •       Play ‘N Go

Play ‘N Go is another baccarat provider which offers full Play ‘N Go support which will help you to enjoy a high-quality image and as the result you will enjoy the game.

  •       GT

IGT is famous for its vast variety of slots. It is the world’s provider with a strong presence in New Zealand. We consider IGT baccarat as one of the best versions of baccarat that you can play online.

  •       RTG

RTG is another professional in the field of software provider industry. It’s the only casino software which allows Kiwi players to enjoy popular support while playing in online casinos. RTG casino table games are renowned for being very responsive and fast.

  •       Microgaming

Microgaming is the most established casino game provider and, of course, they’ve got their baccarat versions. Some may say it looks a little bit outdated, others can say it is authentic enough and fun to play.

  •       Playtech

Playtech is an expert of gaming craft and it knows how to create the ideal version of Baccarat, thanks to their many years of experience in the gaming industry. All of their casino table games are fast and fun to play.

So, if you play Baccarat by these providers, you’ll definitely get an unforgettable experience.

Baccarat with live dealers

Baccarat dealers

Live dealer online baccarat is one of the fastest-growing games in New Zealand. It’s available almost at any online casino. Why is it so popular?

Because of its simplicity and quite small edge that the casino has over the player.

Live dealer Baccarat also a great variant for live gaming, because you have an opportunity to play Baccarat with live dealer like in a land-based casino.

Most providers and casinos offer standard Punto Banco Baccarat on different kinds of Baccarat tables (single-player or multi-seat).

Different deal types are also offered: speed deal, regular deal, dealer controlled card squeeze or player controlled card squeeze.

No matter which variation you choose, live baccarat is a very simple game to play with little strategy needed (aside from selecting the correct starting bet). Bet on Player, Banker or Tie and the dealer will do the rest.

Online Baccarat Odds and Strategies

Online Baccarat Strategies

Baccarat odds can vary from type to type and from as little as 1% to more than 20%. You should know some odds if you’re going to play Baccarat in New Zealand online casinos.

Let’s have a look at some game variations and the baccarat odds online casinos have to offer.

Baccarat odds for an 8 deck game

When playing an 8 deck baccarat game, the house edge is 1.24% on the player bet, 1.06% on the banker bet, and 14.36% on the tie.

Baccarat odds for an 6 deck game

When playing a 6 deck baccarat game, the house edge is 1.24% on the player bet, 1.06% on the banker bet, and 14.44% on the tie bet.

Baccarat odds for a single deck game

When playing an 8 deck baccarat game, the house edge is 1.29% on the player bet,1.01% on the banker bet, and 15.75% on the tie.

If you decide to play 3 card baccarat games, keep in mind that it has a house edge of 2.41%.

There are 10 bets available on the baccarat dealer’s total points. The amount of combos is out of a total possible of 22,100. The best of these bets is the zero, and this bet has a house edge of 2.91%.  The tie bet pays twenty to one. Bear in mind that in order to reach a tie, the points must be equal and the amount of face cards as well. This tie has a house edge of 20.80%.

You should know some Baccarat tips in order to play Baccarat for real money :

  1.   Bet on the banker until it losses
  2.   Tie bets are not counted
  3.   Check out the terms and conditions
  4.   Play short online baccarat sessions
  5.   Do not change your strategy in the middle of the game
  6.   Сheck out the game

Online Baccarat FAQ

What types of online Baccarat can I find in New Zealand?

You can find the following kinds of online Baccarat: Punto Banco, Baccarat en Banque, Chemin de fer, Mini-Baccarat, Three-card Baccarat

What are the rules of online Baccarat?

There are three betting options – the Player’s hand, the Banker’s hand or a Tie and you will win the game if your bet matches the result of a hand.

The hand value that is close to a total of 9 will win the round.

What are the best Baccarat Software Providers?

The best Baccarat providers are Net-Ent, Play ‘N Go, IGT, RTG, Microgaming, Playtech.

How to play Baccarat with live dealer?

Bet on Player, Banker or Tie and the dealer will do the rest.

What should I know about online Baccarat odds?

Baccarat odds can vary from type to type and from as little as 1% to more than 20%.

What strategies should I follow while playing online Baccarat?

You should bet on the banker until it losses, remember that tie bets are not counted. Don’t forget to check out the terms and conditions and play short online baccarat sessions without changing your strategy in the middle of the game.

Is online Baccarat popular in New Zealand?

Online baccarat is one of the most popular New Zealand casino games.

This game became hugely popular among Kiwi players, because it is captivating with quite simple rules.