Online Baccarat at Ruby Fortune Casino
Ride the iron railroad to riches at Ruby Fortune Casino! Powered by Microgaming, our online casino brings the very best Baccarat action to New Zealand.
An old French-Italian card game that has become one of our most popular table games was once known as Chemin de fer, a name that means Way of Iron, and some editions still bear the moniker. It bears a passing resemblance to online Blackjack, but where Blackjack is a game of skill as well as chance, Baccarat is a game in which skill means nothing. Chance comes to the fore, and brings the most intense thrills for you to experience. Place your bets with us, and see how you fare!
Baccarat’s Indomitable Popularity
One of the classic casino games offered in and around the world, Baccarat achieved something of a cult status hundreds of years ago. Not only did its popularity spread like wildfire, it was even at the centre of a royal scandal.
The game also formed a central part of the plot of Casino Royale, an Ian Fleming 007 novel. Of course, if you only watched the recent remake starring Daniel Craig, you might not know this, because the scriptwriters opted to replace the game with Poker! Thankfully, casinos in Macau not only kept the tradition of Baccarat alive, they added a few traditions of their own, which you can experience when you play the game in our live dealer casino.
Microgaming’s excellent software has also played a starring role in resurrecting the game’s popularity among other audiences. After all, what Kiwi player could resist such lush graphics, such smooth animation, and such blood-chilling thrills?
Play Baccarat Anywhere
Send up a lot more steam over the Iron Railway by playing Baccarat at Ruby Fortune’s mobile casino. Whether you are simply pottering around the house or are running errands around town, classic action is never far away. If you have a moment to spare; you have a moment to place your bets.
Rounds last only a few seconds, so you can go from bet to deal, to final reveal, in next to no time at all. Our casino for Android, iOS, and other devices also boasts a sumptuous range of pokies, Blackjack, Roulette, and many other games you can play for NZ$ payouts and jackpots.
Playing Baccarat Online
Simplicity is one of the key elements of the game. Whether you consider the 3 possible outcomes on which you can bet, or how every move after you place your bet is determined by rules and scores, you will see that playing the game is as easy as can be.
The first thing you need to do is place a bet. You have the options of betting on either the player or the banker to win, or betting they will tie. Once you have placed your bet and clicked the play button, it becomes a matter of waiting to see how the game unfolds.
A hand needs a maximum of 9 points to win. If the player’s 2 cards add up to between 6 and 9 points, the hand must stay. However, if it is worth 5 points or less, it must hit for another card. Aces count 1 point, cards 2 to 9 their face-value, and 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings count 0 (zero) points. The 10 unit is ignored in any scores of 10 or higher. If the player’s hand hits, the banker’s hand must also hit. The scores are recalculated if the Baccarat hands hit, and that is when you find out whether your bet won. Experience it for yourself at Ruby Fortune’s New Zealand casino online.