How to Play Online Baccarat

Online Baccarat is an exciting casino game that allows players to place traditional Player, Banker and Tie bets as well as popular side bets. Players can enjoy Online Baccarat for free in a variety of formats including Flash, HTML5 and mobile versions. The games feature a table, cards and betting areas that are identical to the live version of the game. The virtual decks are shuffled after every hand and dealt from a shoe similar to Blackjack. Once all the bets have been placed, a result screen will display the winning hand. If you win, your bet amount will be doubled; if the banker wins, you get 8-to-1; and a tie pays out at 9-to-1. The game is easy to play and if you win, you can repeat your bet by clicking the Same Bet button.

The house edge varies from casino to casino, but the best bet in baccarat is Banker. This bet pays out a fixed sum of 9-to-1 if the hand wins; however, the house will take a small percentage of each bet as commission.

Players can also choose to play the variant of baccarat called chemin de fer, which involves players taking turns acting as the banker. This adds an interactive element to the game and can make it more fun and engaging, especially when playing for real money.