Online Baccarat at Lucky Creek

Baccarat, or baccara, as it is sometimes called, is a card game enjoyed at land-based and online casinos the world over. The basic premise of baccarat is simple – it is a comparing card game between the player and the banker, with three possible outcomes in each round (or coup) – the player has the higher score (Player), the banker has the higher score (Banker), or it’s a Tie.

The origin of Baccarat is a bit of a hot topic – some say it dates back to the 19th century, others claim it was introduced to France by soldiers returning from the Franco-Italian War in the 15th century. Whatever its true origin, baccarat has proven to be a popular casino game in the years since it first appeared on the gambling scene and now, thanks to the advent of online casinos like Lucky Creek, you can play free baccarat online from the comfort of your own home.

Types of Baccarat

  • As with most table games at Lucky Creek online casino, there are a few variants of baccarat, each with their own twist on this classic game. But the basic rules are as follows:
    In baccarat, cards have a point value – cards 2 to 9 are worth their face value in points; the 10, jack, queen, and king have no point value (i.e. are worth zero); and an ace gets you one [1] point.
  • It’s important to remember that hands are valued according to the Units digit of the total value of the cards. The Units digit is the right-most number in any amount – i.e. the Units digit of 245 is ‘5’. So, if your hand consists of a 2 and a 6, your hand is worth eight [8]. But, if your hand consists of a 6 and a 7, your hand will be worth three [3] i.e. 6+7 = 13; the Units digit of 13 is ‘3’. This means that the highest possible hand in baccarat is nine [9], and that’s what you’re aiming for. If you get a hand worth nine [9] points, you win.

Baccarat Strategies

As with most online table games, baccarat is a game of luck and skill combined. You can’t control the hand you’re dealt but there are some strategies you can use to help even the odds.

  • Understand the rules. This is a key element to any online casino game. Understanding the rules helps you make informed decisions about your game.
  • Know your limits. Set betting and time limits so that you don’t get ahead of yourself. Baccarat is a fast-paced game – you don’t want to get so wrapped up in the action that you overspend.
  • Forget the Systems – There are many “professionals” out there who will try to sell you on their “surefire system” to win. But always remember that baccarat is a game of luck; strategies and systems will only take you so far. Just play your own game and have fun!

At Lucky Creek online casino, you can play Baccarat in our Live Dealer Lounge. This lounge puts you right in the middle of the action! Rather than playing against a computer or staring at a computerized green-felt table, you can have the best of both worlds with the hot-shot action of a live casino with all the comforts of home.