In Baccarat Pro from NetEnt, players are able to switch between different versions of the classic card game – standard, VIP and low roller – based on their preferences, with an RTP of 98.96% across the board.
Players in Canada and beyond can try Baccarat Pro for free in demo mode, or get stuck into some real money action today.
Focus on Baccarat Pro
As you may or may not be aware, the object of Baccarat Pro is to score the highest possible hand with two or three cards without exceeding nine points. Your job is to decide who you think will win and bet accordingly – will it be the Banker, the Player or a Tie?
Your first action in Baccarat Pro is to decide which bet you will place and act accordingly, clicking on your chip icons on screen and placing them in the relevant box of the wager. There are minimum and maximum stake amounts depending on which version of the game you are playing.
Tap the deal button and both you and the banker will be dealt two cards – a third card can be taken depending on the scenario that unfolds (see the ‘Rules’ section below).
As your cards are revealed, the calculation will be made to see who has won. All cards from 2-9 score a points tally at face value, while aces are worth one point and tens/picture cards are worth ten.
Hands can’t be worth more than nine points, which is the ultimate goal of Baccarat Pro, and when you do go over, ten is automatically deducted from your score. So, if your hand is worth 19 points then that is a great outcome.
The result of each round is displayed on the screen in Baccarat Pro. If you guessed the Player bet you will win at 1:1 on your stake, while the Banker bet also technically pays at 1:1 although there is a 5% commission charge. The Tie bet pays at 9:1.
The rules of Baccarat Pro, as explained above, are pretty straightforward to understand. However, you should know when and why a third card is dealt.
After being dealt two cards, you will be handed a third card if:
- Your score is currently 0-5 points
The dealer will be handed a third card if:
- Your score is 6 or more, and theirs is 0-5
There are a few scenarios in which the banker will take a third even if you have also been dealt a third:
- Their score is 0-2
- Their score is 3 and your third card is NOT an 8
- Their score is 4 and your third card is NOT a 0, 1, 8 or 9
- Their score is 5 and your third card is NOT a 4, 5, 6 or 7
- Their score is 6 and your third card is NOT a 6 or 7
You can see these third card rules displayed on screen in Baccarat Pro by clicking on the ‘?’ icon.
Gameplay of Baccarat Pro
Given the simplicity of its rules, Baccarat Pro is super-fun to play for anyone, regardless of your experience in baccarat or online casino gaming as a whole.
You can start out slow, with free play mode available and a ‘low roller’ version where the minimum stake allowed is nice and small at just $0.10. As your confidence improves, you could always bump it up to the ‘high roller’ option, where you can wager as much as $1,000 per hand.
One of the reasons Baccarat Pro is so popular is because of the low house edges. The Baker bet has a house edge of just 1.04% in Baccarat Pro – a touch lower than the 1.06% of other baccarat games – while the Player bet has a house edge of 1.24%. The house edge of the Tie Bet is 14.4%.
Our Baccarat Pro Tips
Baccarat Pro is a game of chance, although some strategy can be applied with the knowledge that the Banker bet wins just over 50% of all hands played – remember that 5% commission charge, however.
There are lots of different baccarat strategies applied in casinos, and these are largely based on streaks and patterns in games where the cards are not dealt regularly. However, in Baccarat Pro there are eight decks that are shuffled between every round, so no single hand influences the next. Don’t be seduced by streaks here!
The key to Baccarat Pro is to build consistent wins, so it is always recommended that you bank a certain percentage of every win, and give yourself a set budget to play with before you get started.
Baccarat Pro FAQ
Want to learn more about Baccarat Pro? This FAQ may be of assistance.