Play The Game: Live Dealer Baccarat Online

Here at Mega Casino, you can pit your wits against a selection of dealers in our live baccarat games. If you are tired of playing standard baccarat online and are looking to capture the atmosphere of a real-life casino from the comfort of your own home, then our live casino baccarat options could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

What is Live Baccarat?

Talk about what live baccarat is, how it’s an online version of the traditional baccarat game. Talk about its graphics and gameplay, how it uses the latest advanced technology.

So what makes live baccarat online so exciting? These games take everything you know and love about baccarat and allow you to experience it with a live dealer. Our live casino baccarat offerings are broadcast live from casino rooms and studios around the world, and we use the latest technology to ensure that you get the most exciting casino baccarat experience possible.

Live baccarat doesn’t change the rules of the game, it just provides you with a more authentic casino experience. Players can interact with their dealers and with other players while the game unfolds right in front of them. The live casino baccarat will be brought direct to your computer or mobile using HD streaming technology and players can keep up with the action from a variety of different angles and viewpoints thanks to this as well.

How to Play Live Baccarat Online - The Basics

The game of baccarat has long been favoured by online gamblers thanks to its simplicity and the very small edge that the casino holds over the player. When you start the game, the first thing you will need to do, outside of choosing your stake, is to choose how to bet. You are presented with three options - dealer win, player win, or draw.

The payouts for the dealer and the player wins are both 1:1, though a small commission is often removed for the dealer win due to the slight house edge. Ties are typically paid out at 8:1 as this is the least likely outcome of a round.

So what about the game itself? The objective of baccarat is simple - to get the total amount of your cards added together to as close to 9 as possible. As such, the value of cards is slightly different in a game of baccarat than they are in other games. Standard numerical cards hold their traditional values except for the number 10, which counts as zero. All suit cards also count as zero. For example, if a player gets a 10 and a 4, the total here would be four. If a combination of numbers exceeds 10, then 10 is subtracted from the number. For example, if a player is dealt two eights, this will come to six, as 10 will be subtracted from the actual total of 16.

Both the player and the dealer are drawn two cards at the start of the round. If either one scores a nine, then they win the round straight away with what is known as a ‘natural’. If neither player has a nine but one of them has an eight, then they will win. If not, then both players will be dealt a third card. No more cards can be drawn after the third, so the player closest after three cards is the winner. These rules apply in both virtual and live baccarat online games. Some versions of live baccarat may have slightly different rules so be sure to check them out before playing.

Live Baccarat Side Bet Rules

One of the reasons that Baccarat has become such a popular choice for gamblers is the range of side-bets that can be placed. Live baccarat rules allow for players to choose from a big selection of different bets to make games a little bit more interesting. These are the most common ones you will encounter.


As its name might suggest, this is a side bet that the player or the dealer’s opening hand will be of the same number. This will typically offer a payout of 5:1. If the matching pair is of the same suit, then the payout will be 25:1.


A big bet in Baccarat is a bet on the number of cards that will be played in a round between both the dealer and the player’s hand. A bet on big is a bet that the number of cards will total either five or six. This typically offers a payout of 3:2.


A small bet is the opposite of a big bet. If you bet on small, you bet on the number of cards being dealt in a round being kept to the minimum amount of four. This typically has a payout of 2:1.

Egalite Extra

An egalite extra side bet is a bet that the live baccarat game will end in a tie. The players also get to choose the value of the hand that the players tie on. The payout for this will vary depending on the number that the players choose. The highest payout is 2, at a total of 225:1, while the lowest is 6 or 7 at 45:1.

Live Baccarat Game Variations

Baccarat is one of the most diverse card games that players will encounter. There is a range of different live baccarat variations that players can try out at our casino. The following is a small breakdown of each f these.

Standard Baccarat

Standard Baccarat

While there are many live baccarat variations available, few of them are as popular as the standard version of the game. This features the traditional rules of the games and allows players to place a range of different side bets.

Multi-Camera Baccarat

Multi-Camera Baccarat

Multi-camera baccarat does just as it says on the tin. This variant allows you to watch the action unfold from a range of different angles, allowing you to really feel as though you are in the casino.

Salon Prive

Salon Prive

Salon Prive provides a VIP experience to our biggest spenders. Players will get access to VIP customer service include a VIP Room Manager, the ability to choose a dealer, and enhanced control at private tables.

Live Baccarat Control Squeeze

Live Baccarat Control Squeeze

Few rituals are quite as exciting in a casino as the squeeze. Live baccarat control squeeze allows the players to take control of this, fully immersing them in the casino experience.

Speed Baccarat

Speed Baccarat

Those who are really looking to squeeze as much out of their baccarat games as possible are going to enjoy speed baccarat games. Whereas the average round lasts 48 seconds, the ones here are over in 27, with cards being dealt face up and the experience going much faster.

Lightning Baccarat

Lightning Baccarat

Lightning baccarat combines the classic card game with a popular feature from slots - multipliers. In lightning baccarat, the standard game is extended to feature five cards that contain multipliers. The highest of which is an 8% multiplier.

Live Baccarat Game FAQ

  • How does live baccarat work?

    Live baccarat works in the exact same way that a standard game of baccarat would, only this time you have a live-dealer operating the game. These games are broadcast to your device via a high-quality stream from either a casino or a studio.

  • Is baccarat a difficult game to learn?

    No. One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of baccarat at casinos around the world is that it is such a simple game to play. The rules of the game are straightforward to understand and the variants of the game don’t deviate from the standard options too much either.

  • Is it possible to play live baccarat online with real dealers?

    Yes, the live baccarat online offerings we have here at Mega Casino use real-dealers. These are experienced and friendly dealers that are here to make sure that you have the best time possible when playing.

  • How much different is playing baccarat online than offline?

    Playing baccarat with a live-dealer feels as though you are sat in a real-life casino. That being said, there are some advantages to playing online. Players can enjoy playing in the casino in the comfort of their own house and online casinos tend to offer a range of great promotions and offers that can be claimed as well.

Other Live Casino Games You Can Play at Mega Casino

Here at Mega Casino, we like to make sure that our players have a selection of different gaming options available. Our live-dealer catalogue is home to a range of different live casino games as well as all of our baccarat offerings.


Few card games are quite as iconic as blackjack. Our selection of live blackjack titles gives players the chance to pit their wits against a live-dealer as they try to score as close to 21 as possible.


It’s not just card games we have on offer here. Players can choose red or black and see what the roulette wheel has in store for them with our live roulette selection.

Game Shows

We’ve all sat around and wondered how well we would do if we got the opportunity to go on our favourite game shows. Here at Mega Casino, we like to put that to the test with our live selection of TV show themed games.

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