New and Improved Baccarat at Bodog Casino
Baccarat has gotten a facelift. A brand-new version with mobile capabilities is now available, and it’s the best version we’ve tested. With user experience on the forefront, this new baccarat plays intuitively, making it easy for beginners to learn.
The Goal of Baccarat
If you’re one of those beginners, no sweat. Playing baccarat is as simple as betting on heads or tails in a coin toss. The main screen shows you three betting options: Player, Tie and Banker. You’re betting on who will get a higher hand – the Player or the Banker. Alternatively, you can bet that they’ll tie.
After placing a wager between $1 and $500 on one or a combination of the three betting options, hit “Deal,” and the Player and Banker receive two-card hands.
The value of each hand will be displayed on the screen, but it’s still helpful to understand how the card values work.
- Aces are worth 1 point.
- Cards 2-9 are worth face value.
- The rest are worth 0.
In baccarat, the value of a hand can never exceed 9 points, so to uphold that rule, any scores that are more than 9 get reduced by eliminating the first digit. For example, if a score adds up to 15, it’s reduced to 5 after removing the first digit.
Drawing Rules for Baccarat
After the initial two-card hands are dealt to the Player and Banker, additional cards may be drawn. If the Player’s hand is 5 or less, the Player draws another card. If the Player’s hand is 6, or 7, the Player stands, at which point the Banker will also stand if her hand is 6, or 7, but will draw if her hand is 5 or less.
In the case of the Player drawing another card, the Banker’s actions will be dictated by a chart found beneath the game screen.
Baccarat Bonus Features
With the game’s actions happening quickly, it’s convenient to have a visible record of the result of each round. This new baccarat has the perfect solution: a Bead Plate feature. Through the colour coding of beads, you can keep track of who’s won each round with a quick glance.
Thanks to the small-scale beads, the chart is even visible on phone screens. With this new version’s mobile capabilities, you can take baccarat with you wherever you go. All you need is a WiFi connection and a smartphone or tablet, and the virtual felt is yours.