Live baccarat has been a great addition to the online casino world and, while it is already a relatively quick game, Live Speed Baccarat is at a whole new level!
The speed version of one of our favourite games basically cuts the playing time in half. In this version of the game, each round takes only 27 seconds to complete so you’ll need to have a quick trigger finger.
As soon as your bets have been placed, the cards are drawn and the winner’s names hit the screen for all to see. Naturally then, this faster playing style amps up the tension and completely takes away any chance of you being bored between rounds!
How to play
A few versions of Live Speed Baccarat are available, with the great Evolution Gaming providing the best. Take a look around the market for your favourite.
The game, as always, is played with 8 standard decks of 52 cards, the values of each being attributed to the cards according to the regular rules of baccarat which we recommend you get your head around.
Aces count as 1, numbers 2-9 are given their face value, while 10’s and face cards are worth a fat zero. Rounds continue live, and quickly, until the cut card has been dealt. Afterwards, cards are shuffled or the shoe is swapped over.
How to Play Live Speed Baccarat
In Live Speed Baccarat, you need to have your wits about you. The game allows you to personalise the screen layout to suit your own style. You can choose to have a bigger betting area on screen, or see the game in bigger detail but either way there are easy settings made available.
You can switch the view so that the dealer window is smaller, or have the dealer and the cards in full view. Make sure you’re comfortable with the view you pick as you’ll need to be very fast to keep up with the game and make all your bets in time.
At the conclusion of each round, the names of the winners are listed on screen. This gives you a chance to congratulate (or curse) all of those who are doing well! There is a live chat box too which allows you to talk to the live dealer, while you can follow your progress via the history button.
The basic rules of baccarat apply, so get to know those, but this is no James Bond version of baccarat as it is mega-fast and not for the feint hearted!
Return to Player
Most online versions of baccarat have an RTP of some 98.9%, which is more than fair. Your own payouts and how often you get them of course will depend on your staking level and your luck.
Frankly we love all baccarat, but in an increasingly fast-paced world we are particularly loving this super-speedy live version. Sometimes all we want is to place our bets and not mess around, which makes Live Speed Baccarat perfect.