Live Baccarat Squeeze brings you the exciting ritual of the squeeze captured in close up by more than 15 cameras positioned around the table. After taking your seat at the table in this luxury game, you will soon find yourself immersed in the action as our professional dealers expertly run the game. While playing, not only will you benefit from roadmaps and side bets, but also, you can chat with your fellow players and enjoy a truly sociable casino atmosphere. Be sure to take your seat and try your luck today.
Baccarat has a very simple aim, you need to bet on which of the hand positions, Player or Banker, will have a value closer to 9 at the end of the round. To start a round you need to place your bets and the dealer will then deal two facedown cards to each position.
The dealer will then reveal the cards for the hand associated with the lesser total bets and will squeeze cards dealt to the hand associated with the greatest total bets. As the dealer bends over the edge of the cards in the squeeze, it is captured in a close up shot to draw you in to the suspense.
Occasionally a third card will then be dealt to one of the two positions. When calculating a hand value the number cards (2 to 9) are worth their face values, Aces are worth 1, and the face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth ten. If the value of a hand is more than 10 then 10 is subtracted from the total, e.g. a hand of 11 is worth 1.
If a hand is worth 8 or 9 then it is called a Natural and it won’t receive any further cards. If the Player position is worth 5 or less then it receives a third card. If the Player position is worth more than 5 then the Banker position receives a third card if it is worth 5 or less.
If the Player hand has received a third card then the following rules apply to the Banker hand. If the Banker hand is worth 2 or less then it receives a third card. If the Banker hand is worth 3 then it receives a third card as long as the Player’s third card was not an 8. If the Banker hand is worth 5 then the Banker will receive a third card if the Player’s third card was a 4, 5, 6 or 7. If the Banker hand is worth 6 then it will receive a third card if Player’s third card was a 6 or 7. The Banker will not receive a third card if the position has a total of 7 or higher.
If a third card is dealt then the squeeze is repeated when it is revealed. Once all cards have been dealt then you are paid for any winning bets and you can then start betting on the next round.
While Baccarat is a very exciting game, it is also a very simple game and has limited betting options. There are just three standard bets. You can bet on which of the two positions will have a value closer to 9 and you can bet on the two positions being Tied.
Live Baccarat Squeeze features the Player and Banker Pair Side bet. The Player Pair wins if the first two cards dealt to the Player are a pair and the Banker Pair wins if the first two cards dealt to the Banker are a pair.
If you make use of roadmap scorecards as you play then you will be pleased to know that many are available in Live Baccarat Squeeze. It features the Bead Road and Big Road, both of which show the results of previous rounds. You can also see the Big Eye Road, Small Road and Cockroach Road, which display patterns derived from the Big Road. You can also view statistics such as the percentage of the bets on Player, Banker and Tie and the statistics and roadmaps are reset when the shoe is replaced.
There are a few other features in the game that make it more enjoyable, such as the ability to change the view and chat with your fellow players at the table.
A winning Player bet pays at 1:1, a Banker bet pays 0.95:1, and a Tie bet pays 8:1. The Player and Banker Pair side bets both pay at 11:1