Baccarat by Betsoft is a rare gem – we don’t see many online baccarat games around. That’s because most baccarat games follow the rules of punto banco, not the “original” baccarat. The game has a nice and clean interface. There is no graphical quality to talk about, all we have is a static image of a baccarat table. Although, it looks realistic enough and the sound effects are also good. The baccarat table may look a little confusing for first time players, but it really isn’t. Think of it as a blackjack table, most of the rules look similar anyway.
Baccarat is a game that can be played by eight players, against a “bank”. That’s why you are seeing eight different sections on the table. You can play on one or all of them, it is up to you. To start the game, you must first set your wager. To do that, simply click on the poker chips which are located at the bottom right. Each chip has a numerical value and that represents your wager. (“500” is only available in real money version, so your bet can be 100 coins maximum in the demo mode.) After that, click on the betting section you are going to play. The buttons at the bottom side will become active, click on the “deal” button to get your cards. As you can see, each side (you and the banker) gets two cards, both visible. The goal is to reach a total of nine, just like 21 in blackjack. Cards with pictures and 10s have no value and count as zero. Aces count as one. You don’t get to pick a third card – each round consists of two cards only. The side with the total of nine (or a total higher than the other side) wins.
You get 1.000 complimentary coins in the demo mode and each round lasts mere seconds. Baccarat by Betsoft is a fast paced game, so look out for your balance – if you are not careful, you may blow all of your money very fast. To get the maximum payout, bet on the “tie” output; this is one of the main difference between blackjack and baccarat games. (Tie bets pay 8 to 1.) You can use the game for practice of for fun – it won’t cost you a penny. Play at Casino Avenue for rarer casino games!