Playing live baccarat online

Playing live baccarat online

Given the fact that you’ve found this page I’ll make the assumption that you’re a fan of sorts of the game of baccarat.  You’ve no doubt played it at a traditional casino in Las Vegas, Macau or locally and you may have played it online.  But there’s a good chance you haven’t yet played it online BUT with a real dealer.

While online baccarat has been available for play in RNG (random number generator) form for well over a decade now, live casinos are a reasonably new phenomenon.  The earliest platform providers launched their wares around 2005, no doubt constrained by connection speed and video streaming technologies, and its only been in the last couple of years that they have been adopted en masse by all the major online gambling operators.  Two years ago you couldn’t play live baccarat at William Hill, Unibet, Victor Chandler, Blue Square, Bwin,, Expekt, 32 Red, GalaCoral or PartyGaming’s casino.   Today you can.

So what is live online baccarat?  Basically, it’s game of baccarat dealt by a real dealer, using real cards but playable remotely.  The deal sent via live video feed to players’ computers along with a linked bet screen allowing for participation in the game.  The dealer may be located in a specially built dealer studio (the more usual case) or an actual bricks and mortar casino, depending on the online casino/platform you play.

Variation range is already quite extensive, with standard, mini, in-running, pairs, dragon bonus, zero commission and progressive baccarat already available at various casinos and sure to grow as this relatively new format evolves and attracts player numbers.

Depending on where you play, and your connection speed, the quality of video stream and interface generally can be quite impressive.  At some casinos you can be forgiven for feeling as though you are actually sitting at the table in from of the dealer, as he/she chats to you about this-that and the other.

Live baccarat at Platinum Play…

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