Baccarat by Novomatic - Game Review and Play for Free
Baccarat is a popular game in traditional and online casinos, and this online version was developed by Novomatic subsidiary Greentube following the traditional rules of this game where you can make 3 different bets and you can also see the history of the previous hands.
What is Baccarat?
The object of the game of Baccarat is to predict whose hand will reach a number of points closest to 9, the dealer´s (banker) or you (player), using only 2 or 3 cards. The points are calculated as follows:
- Number cards retain their own values, so a 4 = 4 points and an 8 = 8 points
- The Ace is worth 1 point
- 10, J, Q and K are all worth 0 points
If the total value of the cards in your hand is more than ten, then 10 points are subtracted. So if you were dealt with a 6 and an 8 your total would be 14 - 10 = 4. If you or the banker have 8 or 9 points then a third card will not be dealt, however if the following situations occur then a third card will be dealt:
- To the player, if your hand has 0 to 5 points
- To the dealer, if their hand has 0 to 5 points and the player has 6 or 7 points
- To the dealer, in case of different values of the player's third card
Whoever has a number of points closest to nine wins.
This game has the 3 traditional baccarat bets:
- Player - place your bet here if you think that your hand will win
- Banker - place your bet here if you think that the banker´s hand will win
- Tie - place your bet here if you think that the result will be a tie
You can place bets in as few or as many areas as you like. Having tried out the Baccarat demo game, you might like to taste the full thrill of a fully licensed online casino, learn at NeonSlots on how to play for real money.
How to Play Baccarat by Novomatic
After launching this game you will see a table that has 4 semi circles on it. The dealer´s side has lots of chips and you can see the minimum and maximum bet amounts, which are 0.10 and 50.00 respectively. You will also see the shoe (a container for the undealt cards) and an area where the discarded cards go. On your side you will see 4 different chip denominations 1, 5, 10 and 50.
Before the cards are dealt you will need to place your bets, click on the chip that you wish to use and click on the area relevant to the bet you want to make. The winnings are paid as follows:
The payouts for regular bets are:
- Player - winnings are paid 1 to 1
- Banker - winnings are paid 1 to 1 less a commission
- Tie - winnings are paid 8 to 1
Once you have placed your bets you can click on the deal button which is just to the left of the chips on your side of the table. The cards are dealt automatically and any winnings will be added to your balance. The following buttons will then appear:
- New Bet - clears the table and allows you to place chips in different places
- Rebet - makes the same bet again and deals the cards
This game uses 8 decks of 52 cards and you can see the history of the games shown on the left side of the screen. You will see two columns, the one on the left shows the player´s number of points and the one on the right shows the dealer´s number of points. In the bottom right hand corner you can see the word speed and a sliding scale that you can use to adjust the speed of the game. The team at NeonSlots hopes you have enjoyed the free to play baccarat game, if you have, then you might like other Novomatic (Greentube) casino games like Star Lotto.