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Live Baccarat: Play Live Baccarat Online at Betiton™ Ireland

Last Updated: 27-05-2022 13:39

Live baccarat is a casino card game that has achieved tremendous popularity as of late. This beloved game can be found in either of 3 main variants, which are: punto banco (or “player banker”), chemin de fer, and baccarat banque (also called “à deux tableaux“).

However, the most popular variant by far is punto banco , which is the variant we’ll be speaking about. Punto banco involves the dealer dealing 2 hands, which are known as the “player” (or “punto“) and “banker” (or “banco“). Punters then have to bet on which set they think is better.

The better combination is the one that has a total score of 9 or as close to 9 as possible. That’s the basic premise of the game, but we’ll be going over it in far more detail farther down this page. Moreover, we’ll also be looking at some interesting variants.

So, if you’re new to live dealer baccarat or to playing at a live casino in Ireland, we’ll be going over everything you need to know in order to play live baccarat online in Ireland! Finally, we’ll also be going over the benefits that you’ll enjoy as soon as you decide to become a Betiton™ member!

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How to Play Live Baccarat Online in Ireland?

First things first, you’re going to have to create an account with us here at Betiton™ for Irish Bettors. Don’t worry, however, as we’ve done all we could to make our account creation process as straightforward as possible. This means that it won’t take you more than a few minutes to sign up!

All you have to do is click on the blue “JOIN” button, which will cause a window to pop up. On this window, fill in the empty fields with your details. Once you’ve filled everything in, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT” and you’ve successfully created your account!

Once you’re done with your account, you’re going to have to deposit some cash. We provide a wide variety of reliable payment methods, meaning that all of your deposits are 100% secure on Betiton™ Ireland! With your account and deposit done, you’re ready to play:

  1. On our live casino vertical, go to our “live baccarat” section;
  2. Have a look through our provided variants to get a feel of the range we offer;
  3. When you’ve decided on a variant, click on it and you’ll be taken to the game’s window;
  4. Once your chosen variant has loaded, make sure to read up on any special rules it might have;
  5. After getting familiar with your chosen variant, decide on a stake that best fits your chosen budget;
  6. Once you’ve decided on a stake, you’re ready to enjoy your chosen variant;
  7. Enjoy playing live baccarat at Betiton™ Ireland!

Why Play Live Dealer Baccarat at Betiton™?

However, you might actually be wondering why you should sign up to Betiton™ instead of the many other casinos that can be found on the internet. Becoming a Betiton™ member entitles you to enjoy tonnes of great benefits, including the following:

  • A live casino section that’s packed with great live dealer games
  • A casino selection that’s teeming with fantastic titles
  • A welcome offer that every new member from Ireland can benefit from
  • An exclusive, members-only loyalty club that rewards punters for enjoying the games they love
  • A platform that’s designed to also accommodate our mobile users
  • Our platform is licenced and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission
  • A wide selection of trustworthy and secure payment methods
  • Daily customer support in multiple languages and through live chat and email

As our gamers from Ireland can easily tell from the above list, members can enjoy a live casino section that’s almost bursting at the seams with various games. Other than that, Irish punters can also benefit from our regular online games.

Our online game section offers 100s of options, including slots, digital roulette, digital blackjack, and so on. Our members can also benefit from a number of bonuses, including our welcome bonus and our members-only loyalty programme.

If punters in Ireland want some craic on the go, then they’d be very glad to know that our platform is easily accessible from their mobile devices. Our members will also be able to enjoy absolutely secure transactions since we support a wide range of safe payment methods.

Furthermore, our platform is licenced and regulated by the MGA (licence no. MGA/CRP/148/2007) and the UKGC (licence no. 039483-R-319409-016). Finally, our members will be able to contact our customer service team every day via email and live chat.

What Is Live Baccarat Ireland?

Live baccarat is the classic game of baccarat played on the internet but with real dealers! Essentially, the game will take place in a studio that’s designed to resemble a land-based casino where a fully trained and professional croupier will then host it.

A camera will broadcast the actions of the croupier through a live feed. At the same time, special software is used to track your actions so that the croupier can continue the rounds accordingly. This is done in order to give you the impression that you’re at a land-based casino!

Moreover, these games offer a social environment. This is because you’ll be able to communicate with both the croupier and any other punters that are at the same variant as you! So, if you’re fond of this kind of environment, you should definitely give live baccarat a go!

What Are the Differences Between Live & Online Baccarat?

There are a number of notable differences between online and live baccarat. The first of which is that you’ll be able to speak to the croupier and anyone else who’s on the same variant as you! This makes you feel as though you’re at a land-based casino!

Conversely, online baccarat feels like a computer game instead. This is further strengthened by the fact that the online version is operated by software whilst the live one is operated by a trained croupier. However, with the digital version, you can play at your own pace.

When on the live version, you have to keep up with everyone else. Moreover, with the online version you get a number of advantages, namely: you can try out our offered titles without having to pay; and you’ll always be able to find a table available.

When it comes to the live version, certain variants would be completely occupied and you won’t be able to join. Moreover, you won’t be able to try them out without having to pay. For a summary of what we’ve just explained, consult the following:

Live Online
You can talk to fellow punters and the croupier You won’t be able to speak with anyone
Feels you’ve visited a land-based casino Feels you’ve loaded up a computer game
You’ll have to play at the pace of the croupier and the other punters You can play at your own pace
An actual croupier operates the game The game is operated by software
You can only play with real money You can try them out without paying
Some tables will be full-up and you won’t be able to participate You’ll always find a game that you can enjoy

What Are the Rules of Live Baccarat?

Baccarat is a guessing game that’s played against the house. The aim of it is to guess which hand will get a score that’s as close to 9 as possible. To do this, you’ll need to place a wager on either punto or banco, whichever you prefer.

Combinations with a score of 9 or 8 are known as “naturals” and they instantly succeed. However, if the scores aren’t naturals, then a third card may be drawn to either the banker, the player, or both, depending on what the scores are.

The conditions for this to happen are known as “third-card rules,” and they’re rather complicated. Thankfully, punters don’t have to know them. In fact, they’re instantly carried out by dealers, and it’s likely that hardly any punter knows what they are.

Once everything has been settled, the resultant scores are counted, and whichever combination has a combined score as close to 9 as possible wins. Punters, therefore, succeed if their chosen wager gets a score higher than the other wager.

However, if both the banco and punto wagers have an equal score, then wagers on them are refunded. There is also the possibility of betting on a draw to happen. In this case, your wager will be successful when both combinations get an identical score.

How Does a Game of Live Dealer Baccarat Play Out?

A typical round is played as follows:

  1. First, punters will load up the variant of their choice;
  2. Once it has loaded, punters decide on how much they want to stake and then place their wagers;
  3. After a certain period of time and after the wagers are placed, the dealer deals 2 facedown cards to the player andbanker each;
  4. Note: the dealers in some variants will instead immediately deal everything faceup;
  5. After having dealt everything, the dealer will flip the player’s hand first which is then followed by the banker’s;
  6. Afterwards, the scores of the hands are counted and compared to each other;
  7. Depending on the scores, a third card might be taken out by the dealer;
  8. If a third card is laid down, the new score is counted and the resultant scores are then compared;
  9. Punters win if the hand they staked on has a better score than the other;
  10. If the scores are identical, however, players‘ stakes are refunded;
  11. However, those punters that wagered on the tie will succeed if the scores are equal;
  12. Simply repeat the above steps and enjoy!

How Is the Score Counted in Live Baccarat?

After going over how the game is played, the next step is understanding how the score in baccarat is calculated. This is done by counting the values of the cards. To help you out, we’ve compiled these values down below:

Symbol Value
A 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 0
J 0
Q 0
K 0

The maximum possible score on baccarat is 9 and any score above that “resets,” that is, it starts over from 0. That means that only one-digit numbers count as scores on baccarat. Because of this, it’s actually possible to get a total score of 0—which is also known as baccarat.

How to Bet on Live Dealer Baccarat in Ireland?

In order to wager on live baccarat, you’ll be provided with a range of chips, which you can use to adjust your stake, and a number of possible wagers. To place the wager, simply place any number of chips on your desired wager.

You can adjust your stake with the digital chips for as long as you please before the dealer starts dealing. However, when the dealer starts dealing, wagers are closed and you won’t be able to touch your stake until after the dealer finishes dealing and the round begins again.

What Bets Can You Place in Live Baccarat?

The basic wagers that you can place are the following:

  • Banker (Banco)
  • Player (Punto)
  • Tie
  • Banker Pairs
  • Player Pairs

The fundamental wagers of baccarat are the punto and banco wagers, which pay out even money, that is, 1:1. This means that for every €1 you stake, you’ll receive €1 on top of it. However, since banco has better odds, there’s a 5% fee on all wins with this wager.

The other basic wager that’s possible on baccarat is the tie wager, which pays 8:1, or €8 for every €1 you stake. Finally, there are the pairs wagers, and they succeed when either the punto or the banco wager (depending on what you’ve wagered) receive pairs.

So, for example, if you wager on a banco pair and it receives two 4s, you’ll win your wager. These bets pay 11:1, or €11 for every €1 you stake. Finally, there are some other special wagers which punters can choose to place if they wish.

These wagers can provide an extra layer of entertainment. They are called “bonus” or “side bets” and not all of them can be played at every variant. In the next section, we’ll be going over a number of side wagers that you can make on our platform.

What Are Special Bets in Live Baccarat?

There are a number of special wagers that you can find when playing live baccarat. In fact, you’ll even find that some of our variants offer special wagers that you can place! The most popular special wagers that you can find are the following:

Wager Payout Description
Super 6 15:1 This is a wager that wins when the banco wager succeeds on a 6
Lucky 8 4:1 With this wager
Unlucky 8 8:1 The opposite of the Lucky 8
Bellagio Match 75:1/68:1 This wager succeeds if the hand you wagered on gets a three-of-a-kind (e.g. 3♣–3♦–3♥); punto three-of-a-kind has a Payout of 75:1 whilst that of the banco wager is 68:1
Perfect Pair 25:1 This is a wager on the possibility of either the banker’s or player’s opening combination being a suited pair (e.g. 7♠–7♠)
All Red 22:1 Your chosen wager only has cards from the red suits (hearts
All Black 24:1 Your chosen wager only has cards from the black suits (spades

Different Live Baccarat Games Available at Betiton™ Ireland

One of the benefits of joining Betiton™ is that you’ll be able to enjoy a whole host of Evolution live baccarat tables! In fact, we provide a large selection of options which, in turn, translates to a wide array of wagering limits and interesting variants:

  • Number of Tables Offered: 30+
  • Platform: Evolution Gaming
  • Min-Max Betting Limits: €1–€15,000

If you want more information about our offered variants, the following is a compilation of all of our offered variants as well as their respective wagering limits:

Title Minimum Limit Maximum Limit
Live Baccarat €1 €1000
Speed Baccarat €1 €1000
Baccarat Squeeze €1 €1000
Baccarat Control Squeeze €1 €1000
Salon Privé €1000 €15
Lightning Baccarat €1 €2000
No Commission Baccarat €1 €1000
Baccarat First Person €1 €5000

In the coming sections, we’ll be looking at the various variants we provide and give a brief description of each of them. That way, you’ll have an idea of what to expect when you looking through our selection of variants of this fantastic game!

Live Baccarat

The first variant that we’ll be looking at is none other than the original! This variant offers special wagers, such as the pairs wagers; the possibility to see what other punters are doing; and a number of statistics that keep track of previous winning wagers!

Speed Baccarat

Speed Baccarat is a variant for those punters that enjoy fast-paced action and playing with a rush of adrenaline. That’s because the rounds in this variant only last 27 seconds, which, compared to the regular 48 seconds, is pretty fast.

Baccarat Squeeze

This variant focuses on the suspenseful moment of the reveal. The wager that has the largest amount of money staked on it has its last card slowly revealed, making for a tense reveal. This also applies to any third cards that are later pulled out.

Salon Privé

Salon Privé is a variant designed specifically for high-rollers. This variant offers exclusive, one-on-one rooms for the ultimate VIP experience for our most distinguished gamers! Not only are these rooms exclusive, but VIP players can choose their croupier and the speed of the gameplay. Finally, there’s also a VIP Room Manager that’s always present so as to guarantee the best possible experience.

Lightning Baccarat

Lightning Baccarat is an electric twist to the beloved original. In this variant, a randomly generated multiplier, ranging from x2–x8, is randomly applied to 1–5 cards. This, of course, can potentially amplify your winnings.

No Commission Baccarat

As our final variant, we’ll be looking at No Commission Baccarat! This is a variant that removes the fee from the banco bet! However, if this wager wins on a 6, the payout is 0.5:1 (or half your stake) instead.

Conclusion/Comparison

Title What It Offers
Live Baccarat The standard variant; offers side wagers; the ability to see what fellow punters are doing; and statistics on what has been previously dealt
Speed Baccarat Much faster gameplay for punters that enjoy playing with a rush of adrenaline
Baccarat Squeeze Emphasises the suspenseful moment of the reveal by having the croupier slowly flip the last card of the wager that’s backed by the most stakes
Salon Privé Exclusive singleplayer rooms that cater for VIP punters and high-rollers; punters are able to select their croupier and the pace of the game
Lightning Baccarat A randomly generated multiplier—between x2–x8—is applied at random to 1–5 cards
No Commission Baccarat Removes the fee from the banco wagers; however banco wagers that succeed on a 6 only pay out 0.5:1 or half your stake

Other Live Casino Games to Play

  • Are you looking to enjoy other live dealer games? Not to worry, as we’ve got you covered! In fact, you can find a whole host of fantastic live blackjack variants on our platform!
  • Other than offering a large selection of live blackjack and baccarat variants, members can also enjoy playing tonnes of live roulette variants on our online casino live for Irish gamers!

Additional Information:

Live Baccarat Online Casino Ireland FAQs

Is live baccarat available to be played for real money?

Of course! However, bear in mind that all of our live baccarat tables can only be played with real money. So, if you’re in the mood for some live casino, be sure to deposit some money into your bankroll.

What is the best bet in baccarat?

There is no “best bet” in baccarat as you can place any wagers that you want as long as you have fun!

What is a natural in baccarat?

A natural is a combination of 2 cards whose score is either 8 or 9.

Is a tie a loss in baccarat?

No. When a draw happens, punters are refunded their wagers. However, any players that wagered on a draw to happen will then win their wager!

Can I interact with the dealer at an online live baccarat table?

Absolutely! Part of the enjoyment of live baccarat is being able to speak to the dealer!

Can I interact with other players at the live baccarat casino table?

Indeed, you can! It’s also part of the enjoyment of live baccarat to communicate with your fellow players!

Can I select my online baccarat live dealer?

We provide a wide array of live baccarat tables, each with a different dealer. Thus, if you wish to choose another dealer, all you have to do is pick another table.