Live Baccarat Microgaming
Winner of multiple industry awards and an unbeatable leader in online gambling, Microgaming proudly presents this live blackjack that stands out from the competition in several ways. Players can have quick access to numerous settings and enjoy high-quality video streamed from a Canadian studio. Availability of an extensive guide to everything you want to know about the game is another benefit to playing this exciting and feature-packed live baccarat.
As the game has Oriental roots and is extremely popular in Asia, the croupiers who run Microgaming’s baccarat tables are of Asian appearance. Similarly, the studio where the tables are located and the visual elements of the game have a strong Asian twist. Video quality is perfect; moreover, the player can customize the quality by selecting from four available options (LD, SD, HD and Auto). Besides, there are two camera views and a full-screen view for more realistic casino experience. In case of slow internet connection, you can turn video off in a click.
When in the casino lobby, you can select from over 10 baccarat tables and choose your preferred table limits that are normally available in three options: $10–$100, $30–$300 and $50–$500 (may vary across casinos). Min/max amounts for all bet types are always visible to the right of the video screen, with side bets having lower limits as compared to regular bets. Every bet placed on the table needs to be confirmed by clicking a respective button, which rubs some the wrong way considering a fairly tight 20- second betting time. However this feature can be disabled by checking the Auto Confirm Bets tick box in the game settings.
All solutions in the Microgaming’s suite of live games, including this one, have the Add Table feature that enables the user to open and play up to three tables of different types (baccarat, roulette, sic bo, etc.). The tables you are playing at are displayed at the bottom of the gaming screen.
Live baccarat rules and statistics
The game is played on a large Asian-style bean-shaped table and follows the classic baccarat rules in terms of card counting, card values, third card rule and payouts. You are entitled to place one or more bets on Player, Banker or Tie (for example, on Player and Tie simultaneously). Game history enables the user to view the value of Player and Banker hands dealt in a current gaming session. Besides, the history of recent rounds within the current shoe is indicated by a standard set of roadmaps.
Side bets are not compulsory. They can be placed optionally in addition to a regular stake. The side bets available in the Microgaming’s live baccarat are:
- Banker/Player Pair (pays 11:1)
- Dragon Bonus marked as P/B Bonus on the table. Payouts are based on the difference in point count between the winning and losing hands, and reach 30:1 for a nine-point margin.