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Real Money Baccarat at Golden Riviera Online Casino

Baccarat has always been a highly popular table game to play at any baccarat casino. However, online baccarat has quickly become the newest and best way to play baccarat. Baccarat is a card game originating from France that is very similar to blackjack. The one main difference is that players can bet on any baccarat hand they think will win. Players who get a baccarat hand closest to 9 will be the hand that wins. Golden Riviera is one of the best baccarat casinos to play a number of table games like baccarat.  We offer real money baccarat in a number of popular variants like Chemin de Fer, Punto Banco and Baccarat Banque. Players can now enjoy all these online baccarat variants at one baccarat casino.

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Play the Best Online Baccarat

Playing the best online baccarat means playing for real rewards. That’s why Golden Riviera Casino offers real cash baccarat to all its players. Only the best baccarat casinos can provide safe and secure gambling when playing baccarat for real money. Online baccarat is no different to the original game of baccarat that is played in bricks and mortar casinos. Here’s a breakdown of how to play online baccarat at our leading online casino:

Baccarat hand: Card Values

  • Every number card between 2 and 9 will hold their face value.
  • Face cards and 10 all have a value of 0.
  • Ace cards carry a value of 1.
  • To calculate the value of a hand with double digits, players need to drop the first digit. For instance, a card value of 16 will actually hold a value of 6.

Baccarat hand: Player

  • Players with a hand value between 6 and 9 must stand.
  • Players can only receive an additional card if their initial hand is 5 or less.
  • A hand value of 8 or 9 is an automatic win and is also known as a natural.
  • If the player and the banker have the same hand value, the round ends in a tie.

Baccarat hand: Banker

  • When the banker has a hand between 7 and 9, they must stand.
  • A hand value between 0 and 3 must hit.
  • The only exception for this is if a player has hand value of 8.
  • The banker may also hit if they have hand total between 4 and 6, depending on the player’s hand.
  • Bankers must hit when they have the following card totals against a player’s card total:
  • 4 when a player has a card total between 2 and 7.
  • 5 when a player has a card total between 4 and 7.
  • 6 when a player has a card total between 6 and 7.

Online Baccarat Casino Tips

Golden Riviera Casino is an online baccarat casino like no other. Not only do we offer the best online baccarat, but we also give them tips they will get at no other baccarat casino. Here are three top tips when playing at an online baccarat casino:

  • Play free baccarat games: Golden Riviera Casino offers players the opportunity to get to learn from our free baccarat games. Playing online baccarat for free means you don’t have to wager real money that you could lose just because you don’t know how to play. Practice with our free baccarat games to get to know this easy card game.
  • Use our baccarat strategy: When you play at an online baccarat casino, it isn’t as fast-paced as it would be playing at a land casino. Players should change the intensity of their bets according to the outcome of the previous hand. This means when players are winning, they should bet higher and bet less when they are on a losing streak.
  • Create a budget: When playing real cash baccarat, players should always give themselves a budget. This minimises how much they are willing to lose in one real money baccarat session.

The Historical Timeline of Baccarat

Baccarat has an interesting and rich history behind it. Long before James Bond played the Chemin de Fer variant, the game was popular. Here’s a quick historical timeline of baccarat before it was available at the best baccarat casinos.

  • 1480’s: The game of baccarat was first developed and played in Italy with a deck of tarot cards. Baccarat got its name from the Italian word which translates to zero in English.
  • 1500’s: Baccarat soon reached French shores where it became known as Chemin de Fer, while being played among the nobility.
  • 1910: The game finally made its way to the United States.
  • 1950’s: Later on, baccarat moved to Argentina and Cuba. In Cuba, it was known as Punto Banco.
  • 1958: This is the version that was adopted in Las Vegas, where its popularity shot up.

Today, online baccarat is available all around the world and can be played at any online baccarat casino, wherever you are. Online casinos have truly revolutionised the way we play baccarat. Players can take part in real money baccarat or play free baccarat games anywhere in the world.

Baccarat Glossary:

  • Banco: This is a term used to refer to the banker in the game of Punto Banco.
  • Bankroll: The amount players have to bet with when playing online casino games like baccarat.
  • Commission: This is an amount paid by the player when he bets on the banker and wins.
  • Face cards: All the cards without a number on them. These include Jacks, Queens and Kings.
  • Natural: This refers to a baccarat hand that totals 8 or 9 with the first two cards. This is an instant win.
  • Punto: This term is used to refer to the player in the game of Punto Banco.