Classy Online Baccarat at Black Lotus Casino
James Bond. A man of class, sophistication, and questionable spy practices. He announced himself by his first and second name, despite being a spy, and that ruins his professional credibility somewhat. But, despite being bad at his job, there is still no question that Bond oozed sophistication. He also preferred Baccarat above all else, and that says a great deal about the game. You thought his game was Poker or Blackjack? Well, yes in the movies. But book Bond was all about Baccarat. Not online Baccarat: it was still decades until he would get that pleasure. Black Lotus Casino would still be more than thrilled to accept him as a guest, however. He is a personification of the sort of class we celebrate.
Interestingly enough, that James Bond preferred Baccarat actually says a great deal about the game itself. Given that he was an upper-class English gentleman, it was only natural that it would be his casino game of choice. It was, after all, widely regarded as a game for wealthy high rollers. In fact, many early casinos had a room exclusively for the game, stopping the riff raff that couldn’t afford insanely high bets at the door.
But, of course, times change, and it wasn’t long before Baccarat was adopted by the masses.
Those that know online Baccarat know that it has a few similarities to Blackjack. There are a few differences, however, setting it apart as something particularly interesting. Bond may have known the rules, but there is a chance that you don’t, so let’s go over them.
First of all, Blackjack is all about 21, but casino Baccarat is about 9. The handed closer to 9 gets the win, so you’ll want to start researching the number of card combinations that equals 9 or below now. But hand on, it isn’t as straight forward as all that. The rules say that 10, Jack, Queen and King all count as 0. So be sure to take that into account when you play Baccarat online.
Additionally, the total rolls over and resets if the total exceeds 9. This means that 6 plus 7 would, in fact, equal 3, not 13. Getting the idea?
Understanding Baccarat Online Betting Options
Here is where online Baccarat really deviates from Blackjack.
In Blackjack it is a clear case of your hand versus the house hand, and the winner takes all. But Baccarat provides a set of betting options. You may bet on the player hand, bank hand, or on a tie. Additionally, onlookers may also bet on the outcome, given that the hands play out exclusively according to the deal. Which is to say; you do not get the options to hit or stand.
A winning bet on the player hand pays out 1 to 1, while a winning bet on the bank hand pays out 0.95 to 1. The risky bet on a tie pays out an 8 to 1. Plus, the bank hand has a slightly increased chance of winning.
Step up, pull up a seat next to the super spy, and get classy with online Baccarat. When you play Baccarat online with us, a tuxedo is not required!