If you play casino live at Betfair, then we are sure you have come across a number of games that you have probably never heard of before. Commonly, these titles include Baccarat and Hi-Lo. Since they aren’t as popular as the likes of Blackjack and Roulette, it is understandable to be put off by them.
However, these games are just as fun-filled as the rest. So, to make sure you no longer fear the unknown, we’re going to give you an in-depth guide to Baccarat and Hi-Lo. Read on to find out more!
Baccarat is the favourite game of the iconic British superspy James Bond, and we’re sure when you’ve mastered it, that you will be channelling your inner 007 at Playtech’s Live Baccarat tables. Professionally trained dealers are on hand to help novices get to the grips with the games, whilst ensuring the action continues to flow for the experts.
Moreover, Baccarat is regarded as the casino table game with the lowest house edge, meaning your chances of beating the dealer are aplenty. That said, let’s get onto how to play!
The objective of Baccarat is to have a hand valued as nine, or as close as possible. This means that aces are valued at one, cards from two to nine operate at face value, and tens and face cards are worth nothing.
In the case that your hand equals ten points or higher, you must subtract ten from the score to get your hand’s point value. For example, if you have a nine and five, then your points value is four.
As opposed to betting on your hand, like in Blackjack, you can wager on the Banker, Player or Tie. When you bet on the Player hand, the payout is worth 1:1, whilst betting on the Banker hand pays out at 0.95:1. If the Player and Banker hands boast the same points value, then the game will go down as a Tie. The outcome of this is a much higher 8:1.
Of course, with Baccarat being a table game, it wouldn’t be complete without a hearty range of side bets, well, luckily there are six to choose from; Player Pair, Banker Pair, Perfect Pair, Either Pair, Big, and Small. If you’re seeking a big payday, then the Perfect Pair has the biggest payout (25:1). This is won if the first two Player or Banker cards a pair of the same suit.
Again, brought to your chosen electronic device by ever-popular developers Playtech, Live Hi-Lo is a fun-filled card game, where the aim is as simple as correctly guessing the value of the next card from the dealer’s deck.
The game is played with six decks of cards, stored inside a machine which shuffles them at random. As the player, all you need to do is predict the winning card in the game’s next round. Guess whether the next card will be higher, lower, or of the same value as the last game dealt from the machine.
To keep the game flowing at a steady pace, you’ll need to place your wager within a set timeframe, which will be clearly displayed on your screen. To place your bet(s), drag your chip, or chips, to you desired betting position, and simply wait for the card to be drawn. Of course, you can place multiple bets across the game board. However, when ‘No More Bets’ is displayed you can no longer add, change, or remove chips.
Again, if you’re a thrill seeker, the biggest payout is worth just over 12:1. This is won by wagering on the outcome being ‘Snap’, meaning that the next card drawn from the machine will be the same as the previous.
Live Hi-Lo boasts an RTP of between 96% and 96.67%, meaning that the desired wins are never far away.