Baccarat owes its origin to the middle ages when noblemen and members of high society used to play this game.  The name of this game is derived from the worst hand a player can get in this game that is a zero.  The game play of Baccarat involves betting on three choices provided to the participant in the form of a Banker, a Player and a Tie.

Baccarat is played by using six common decks of cards.  In the online version of this game, two hands are dealt to banker and the player.  The participant has to bet on the hand which will have the highest total.

The third option is in the form of a tie situation between the Banker and the Player.  Baccarat is one of the easiest games to play.  Even if you are a new entrant in the world of online gambling you can learn this game in just a few minutes.

It is recommended for the newbies that they should go through tips for playing baccarat before playing with the real money.  While playing online baccarat always remember that

  • 10s and face cards count as zero.
  • Only the last digit of the total of dealt hand is counted.
  • Aces usually have value of one.

Button Description for Online Baccarat

Majority of the online Baccarat games come with standard button which include

  • Betting Button
  • Chips Button
  • Deal Button

Betting Button is used to bet upon one out of the three given choices that include the player, the banker and a tie.  You can select the amount of money you want to bet by clicking on the chips button.  The deal button is used to start the game when you have made a selection to bet upon.

Online Baccarat Game Play

The game play involves the following steps.

  • Once you make the bet, the Player and the Banker each receives two cards.
  • The Player can then go for a third card in accordance with baccarat rules.
  • If the Player’s two-card total is 5 or less, the Player must hit.
  • If the player’s two card total is over 5, the Player stands.
  • In Online baccarat, the computer automatically deals a third card if the baccarat rules calls for it.
  • After the completion of The Player’s hand, The Banker can either opt for a stand or hits.
  • The stand-or-hit decision for The Banker is made according to the baccarat rules as mentioned above.
  • After completion of both hands, a comparison is made and the higher hand is declared as the winner.

Winnings in Online Baccarat

The winnings for the online baccarat are provided in the following ways.

  • A bet placed on the Banker’s hand in case of a win receives an even-money payout minus 5 percent house commission.
  • A bet placed on the Player’s hand in case of a win receives an even-money payout without any deduction.
  • A bet placed on Tie and in the case of a tie gives out 8-to-1 payout on your bet.
  • In the case of a tie you can opt for either of the two first options, bet gets returned.



Net Entertainment popularly known as NetEnt is a Stockholm; Sweden based gaming software company founded in 1996.  This online casino software company started by developing casino software based on Java now has moved on to provide HTML5 browser based gaming software to more than three hundred online casinos and slot machine sites.  Slot machines developed by NetEnt are part of a diverse portfolio which is enriched with iconic titles and homegrown gaming characters.

Superior graphics, mesmerizing soundtracks and state of the art animations are the hallmarks of the slot machine games developed by NetEnt.  Majority of the slot games developed by this company deliver a payout percentage ranging from 95 to 98 percent.  Due to the high demand for their games, company has opted for a multi-channel design.  This allows the players to access their favorite games via desktops, mobiles and even in land based casinos.

Some of the slot games by NetEnt go beyond the normal winning combinations.  Their idea is to provide good gaming with a plenty of entertainment added to it.  Extra bonus games with innovative features like Walking Wilds, Sticky Wins and Shifting Reels make it even more worthwhile for a player.  Some of the top ranking slot games from NetEnt include the following.

Ghost Pirates

Ghost Pirates is a 5 reels slot machine game which provides the player with a choice of 3, 9, 27, 81 or 243 ways to win.  This game is based on a creepy take on Pirates and is quite resplendent with ghoulish graphics and spooky background music. The unique features of the Ghost Pirates provide its players with a chance to land 25 free games and tripled payouts.   Even without landing the bonus features, a jackpot of 1500 coins is still there if you can land the largest payout provided in this game.  Ghost Pirates comes with all the ingredients to allow you to find bountiful booty along with a ghostly good time.

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs is a 5 reels and 25 pay-lines video slot machine game.  This game is a comical take on men’s best friends, Dogs.  Even though this game is dedicated to our favorite pooch but the characters of this game are of totally different breed.  They are not only pampered little mutts living a good life but also heavily blinged out.  The symbols used in this game include bones, diamond collars, gold dog tags and VIP hydrant.  The largest payout of this game stands at forty thousand coins if you can land five wild symbols on any of the qualifying pay-lines.

Wild Witches

Wild Witches is a five reels and 20 pay-lines online slot machine game.  The layout of this game is quite simple as compared to the other games provided by NetEnt.  On the other hand, graphics and design of this game cannot be categorized as just simple.  The main protagonists of this game are the three witches.  These witches are not your run of the mill, haggard ugly prunes but vivacious and sexy ones.  The largest payout of Wild Witches stands at 10,000 coins and with a multiplying wild symbol one cannot be sure what this game has in store for you.


Based on the life of a happy conquistador in search of a treasure, Gonzo is the first “Platinum Video Slot” by NetEnt.  Instead of sticking with traditional spinning reels, NetEnt has opted for an “Avalanche Feature” which allows the symbols to fall into the spaces.  All the winning pay-lines disappear with a three dimensional explosion and get replaced with new symbols.  Every Avalanche triggers a bet multiplier with a maximum limit of 5x.   The wild symbols and free fall symbols provided in this game can allow up to 10 free spins.  During the free falls the avalanche multiplier can go up to 15x.

Jack and the Beanstalk

If you love fairy tales then Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect game.  This game by NetEnt can immerse you into the world of fantasy with a chance to win big.  From the intro of this game to the interactive bonuses and landing of free spins you will stay spell bound throughout the game.  The most striking feature of this 5 reels and 20 pay-lines game is “Walking Wilds”. These symbols tend to move from right to left on the reels with each re-spin.  This feature can provide you with a multiplier with a value ranging up to 3x with each win.  The Jackpot of Jack and the Beanstalk stands at 1000 coins with second highest payout of 750 coins.