Play Online Baccarat at Springbok Casino
Once upon a time, Baccarat used to be a game played exclusively by nobility and high-rollers. Many are still debating whether it has originated in Italy or France, though there is some evidence to show it was first introduced by an Italian gambler in the middle ages. While there a couple of romantic story as to where the inspiration came from, the only thing we know for sure is that Baccarat is one of the oldest casino games around, and with the development of online gaming, it's no longer available only to players with large bankrolls. A wide range of bets offered in Springbok online Baccarat makes the game accessible to beginners and appealing to high-rollers at the same time.
The Basic Rules of Online Baccarat
Unlike online Blackjack and Poker, Baccarat doesn't come with numerous variations. The standard game is played between two hands and has three possible outcomes. Do note that even if the two competing sides are called „player“ and „banker“, this doesn't mean you'll be playing against the dealer. In fact, you'll have a chance to bet on either of the two hands, or even place your chips on a tie.
While individual card value is pretty much standard, where Baccarat differs to other card games is that a hand is valued according to the last digit of the sum of the cards participating in it. For example, if you're holding a 2 and a 6, your hand is worth 8, and if your cards are 3 and 9, it's worth 2 (3+9=12). In this game, the best possible hand is the highest score which this rule can deliver – nine. Sounds simple? You're right, the basics are easy to learn, but the game will take a while to master. What we can promise is that you'll enjoy the process every step of the way.
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Ready to Give It a Go?
Springbok Casino makes its games available in both mobile and Instant play version. If new to the game, we’d suggest to start with small bets of only R2 and get familiar with the basics. As you get more confident, you'll have a chance to stake (and win!) larger amounts, investing as much as R500 per game. Good luck!