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Online Baccarat RTG
Raltime Gaming (RTG)
With Online Baccarat the mistake many software developers often make is that they try and make their games too complicated, not RealTime Gaming (RTG).
You might think with all the competition out there, why? In most of its casino games (slots excluded) it does away with all the bells and whistles by focusing on simplicity. This ‘simplicity’ applies to a game simply known as baccarat.
Players can decide which hand to bet on: banker, tie or player. The beauty of it all is you can place a bet on any combination of the three. Should you bet on the player and banker you’ll lose eventually. The chip value starts with 1 to 500, decide how much you’re going to wager, pick the coin denomination and the table you’re going to place your bet.
Within the table game stable, baccarat is hands down the easiest and most popular to play-RTG uses a tie bet of 9 to 1 instead of 8 to 1 and uses 6 decks of cards. Banker bet wins are rounded down to the nearest quarter, we advise players to place their bets in $5 increments. This is how the house edge plays out:
Each bet must be placed at a specific place at the table. The ‘Player Bet’ area is the section that’s closest to the player, the ‘Banker Bet’ is situated to the center of the table and the ‘Tie Bet’ is the closest to the center.
In front of the dealer you’ll see the commission boxes and the chips. You can start playing by placing your bets on the area you’d like to play-the mini baccarat table is the most common one found in RTG online casinos. The big baccarat table looks similar to the mini table but it has 2 mini tables connected to it which is shaped in a figure 8.
If Baccarat is played with 8 decks of cards the Banker’s probability bet is 0.46% and the probability of a tie drops to less than 0.10%. The reason for this is players must factor in the possible six-card sequences. The cards are dealt pretty fast and the deal is over within a couple of seconds. To start playing, click on ‘dealer’ unfortunately the game cannot be played at a slower pace.
The Banker bet is the most popular bet in baccarat. If you decide to play this bet it usually means that you believe that the Banker bet will be the closest to 9 or equal it. This is considered to be the most favorable bet to casino customers, it offers the lowest house edge and the third card rules are amicable too.
A tie pays 9 to 1 although banker and tie bets generally pay the same amount. Keep in mind that a 5% commission is paid on all winning bets on the banker.Always keep tabs on your bankroll since you must pay the commission once you’ve stopped playing. The outcome of your previous 22 hands could be seen in the ‘History’ tab to the left side of your screen.
In summary. RTG’s baccarat could best be described as straightforward with no extra frills. Other software developers offer additional versions of baccarat with better visuals and I might add distracting side bets. Overall the game is authentic and offers a relatively good payout of 9 to 1 for a tie.