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How to play Online Baccarat for real
money in the united states
If online casinos are legal in your state, you can choose from a host of card games.
One option that has fallen under the radar in recent years is Baccarat.
But baccarat still enjoys a loyal following.
With its unique points scoring system, it’s enjoyable and fast paced.
Here’s how you can play online baccarat legally in the US in four easy steps:
Make sure online baccarat is legal in your state
Many states don’t allow gambling in an online casino.
Even if online casinos are legal in your state, playing online baccarat maybe illegal there.
If online baccarat is legal in your state, you can play it on a licensed casino like Unibet.
Find a legal online casino in your state
Once you are sure online baccarat is legal in your state, visit a legal online casino in your state like Unibet or download their casino app.
Practice playing Baccarat online
Get a feel for the casino and check out the demo version of their online baccarat games.
On Unibet you can play many our online baccarat games for free.
Once you’re ready, you can start playing baccarat with real money!
If you want to play in an online baccarat with real money you need to sign up.
When you sign up you can make a deposit.
A deposit in an online casino is like buying chips in land-based casinos.
You can sign up on Unibet’s casinos in less than 90 seconds.
How does baccarat work?
Baccarat is a historic card game that has been played extensively for centuries.
The French took to the game with great enthusiasm in the 19th century.
As you’ll see as you play through, some of the terms attached to the game are in French.
Don’t worry if you don’t know your poisson from your poison - although we would recommend learning the difference between the two if you are eating out in France.
The terms are easy to follow.
Standard decks of 52 cards are used in the gameplay.
The game of online baccarat involves the player and the dealer.
An unusual twist to this game means that players can either bet on their own score, or that of the banker.
There is also a third bet for the tie.
The object of each hand is to hit a perfect score of 9 or get as close to that as possible. Whoever achieves that - player or banker - scoops the pot.
How to play baccarat online
We know that 9 is the ideal score but how do you get there?
Baccarat employs a unique scoring system which works like this:
Cards 2 through to 9 are worth their face value
Aces are worth 1 point
The 10 and the Picture Cards - J, Q and K - have no value and will not count to the overall score.
Two cards are dealt initially.
If the total exceeds 9, the first digit is dropped.
For example, 8 and 7 cards total 15.
The initial 1 will drop so the score is 5.
There are subtle differences depending on which version of the game you are playing but each follows a similar system.
Two cards are dealt to each competitor.
Remember that the objective is to hit a score of 9 or get as close as possible to this number.
If either the player or the dealer hits 9 at this point, they will stand.
No more cards will be dealt to that hand.
If the score isn’t a perfect 9, there are additional rules relating to drawing or standing.
A draw means that you take another card while standing means that you stick with your score and no more cards are dealt.
The rules include the following stipulations:
If the player’s total is 5 or less, they will draw a third card.
If the player’s total is 6 or 7, they will stand.
If the banker’s total is 7, they will stand.
If the banker’s total is 2 or less, they will draw a third card.
If the banker’s total is 6, they will draw a third card but only if the player’s third card is a 6 or 7.
If all this sounds complicated don’t worry.
Like all card games, Baccarat takes a bit of getting used to.
Playing online baccarat for free
You can play the classic version of baccarat for free on Unibet.
We’ve underlined the basic mechanics and there are additional guides that go through the rules in much closer detail.
We do realize that there’s no substitute for playing the game.
That’s why we have a demo version of baccarat in place.
Using traditional, automated software, you can play as many hands as you want.
There is no need for real stakes at this stage.
As you continue to play and get more confidence, you can upgrade to the real money version of online baccarat.
What are the different types of online
baccarat that I can play?
This is the original version of the game and it uses automatic software.
With exceptional graphics and sound, classic baccarat is replicated in its digital form.
The job of the dealer is taken over by the software.
A Random Number Generator (RNG) is employed to ensure fair play and that the results are completely random.
Click on chips to choose your stake and place your bets.
It’s a really simple way to start but there is an alternative.
Live dealer Baccarat
The live dealer version of baccarat follows the same rules as its classic counterpart.
The only difference is that you are playing with a live dealer.
Broadcasting in real time, the professional dealers take charge of the game and players bet on their hand or that of the dealer.
It’s a high-quality broadcast and the closest possible experience to playing at Las Vegas or Atlantic City.
What types of Casino bonuses and promotions can I use for playing online baccarat?
When you sign up with Unibet you can choose to grab our casino welcome bonus.
Apart from our welcome bonus we might have some offers and promos for online baccarat.
Promos change on a consistent basis and you should always check the latest news.
No deposit bonuses give players a chance to try games out before committing to real money stakes.
Free chips provide a smaller stake but they can still be useful.
Other deals may provide a percentage match on deposits.
There’s always something to look forward to.
Check the terms and conditions and remember to stay in the loop.
Tips for playing online baccarat
We’ve given you the lowdown of how online baccarat.
We’ve told you all about the different versions of baccarat so what’s next?
We could just leave you at this point but that doesn’t seem fair.
That’s why we have these tips to help you get that extra edge when you play online baccarat with us!
Perfect your game
Baccarat is an enjoyable game.
It tests your ability to think fast and make quick decisions.
The rules may seem complex at first and that’s why we recommend playing that demo game.
There is no money at stake so it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake at this stage.
Once you feel confident with the unique element of gameplay, you can switch start playing online baccarat with real money
Backing the banker
Remember that you can bet on either the player’s or the banker’s score.
The way that the scoring works means that the banker has a marginal, house edge.
Wins will always vary but, because of that house edge, one widely used strategy advises to always bet with the banker.
Clearly it’s not a 100% guarantee.
Results will differ from player to player but this is a tip that may work for you.
Stay in control of your bankroll
A bankroll is another term for your account balance.
We want you to enjoy playing online baccarat but we also fully support responsible gambling.
Never play through your entire bankroll in any one session.
This piece of advice is also endorsed by experienced online players.
In general, it’s recommended that you look to play with 10% of your bankroll in any one session.
Before you take your seat, do the math and work out that 10% figure.
The important thing now is to stick to that amount and don’t go over it.
If you are having a bad day at the table, don’t be tempted to chase your losses.
If you’ve had some wins, don’t expect these to continue indefinitely.
Staying in charge of your bankroll is an important lesson for any casino game.
Be wary of the tie
There is a third betting option in online baccarat.
You can bet on the tie.
Unlike blackjack where a drawn hand goes to the banker, the tie is a legitimate result in this game.
A tie pays at odds of 8-1.
Sounds tempting doesn’t it?
Those numbers also reflect the relative rarity of this happening.
A tie may be an option for a small side bet.
It will happen but it’s a rare event.
Keep tabs on offers and promotions for online baccarat
If you’ve been paying attention, then you’ll know that we like to reward our players.
Offers and promotions for online Baccarat are never too far away.
How do you find out about them?
That’s simple - just remember to opt in for notifications.
You can do this when you sign up or you can change your settings at any time.
Or you can keep checking the promotions page of our website.
Stay in the loop and we will look to give your account a boost.