What is no commission baccarat?
No Commission Baccarat is a baccarat variation where the standard 5% commission on Banker Bet wins is eliminated. A commission is normally charged on Banker Bets because they will win 45.8% of the time compared to 44.6% for Player Bets. Both bets pay off at 1 to 1.
However, in no commission baccarat, payouts for Banker wins on the number 6 are reduced to one half of the bet.
This increases the house edge on Banker Bets and makes the Player Bet the best Bet.
A tie will win 9.6% of the time and pay out at either 8 to 1 or 9 to 1. In the case of a tie, both banker and player bets are returned or “pushed” to the next round.
What is the best and worst bets in Baccarat?
In standard baccarat, the banker bet has a lower house edge of 1.06% while the player bet house edge is 1.24% making the banker bet the best bet. Clearly the tie bet is the worst bet in baccarat with a 14.36% house edge.
- The best bet in standard baccarat is the Banker Bet.
No Commission Baccarat
In no commission baccarat, the banker bet has a total higher house edge of 1.46% while the player bet has the same but lower house edge of 1.24% making the player bet the best bet. The tie bet is still the worst bet in baccarat with a 14.36% house edge.
- The best bet in no commission baccarat is the Player Bet.
- The lower payout on the winning Banker Bet on 6 reduces the overall house edge of that bet.
- It should be noted that the Banker Bet on 6 will win only 5.36% of the time. If you intend to play only a few hands, the banker bet might still be the best bet for you.
Where can you play no commission baccarat?
Leo Vegas online casino offers both the Microgaming software version and the live dealer games from Evolutions Gaming.
Evolutions Gaming Live Dealer No Commission Baccarat
Microgaming No Commission Baccarat
The screen layout of Microgaming’s No Commission Baccarat is basic and straightforward. While some people have described it as amazing and colorful, I view it as rather boring. But it does get the job done with no fancy distractions to interfere in the game operation.
In the main game layout you have a clear playing table with player bets on the left and banker bets on the right. You also have side bets for a player pair and banker pair.
With this software automation, the only two decisions you need to make are which hand to bet on and how much to bet.
After making bets and clicking on “deal”, all cards are dealt face down. To continue the game you simply need to click on your face down cards one a time and they will flip over to reveal the value. After you click on your second card they will both take their places in the top screen in the appropriate player or banker spot.
From there, the software will do the rest and deal any appropriate third cards, show the winning hand and payout as needed.
The history screens on the left and also can be clicked on for a larger view. They show previous hands with player wins, banker wins and ties.
The payouts in no commission baccarat are the same as in standard baccarat, except banker hands winning with six pay half as much.
In this software game, players can place bets from $5 to $500 on the Banker or Players hand. that’s anti hands start at $5 and are limited to a maximum of $100. In this game version, ties pay out at 8 to 1.
Side Bet Payout Schedule
Side bets on banker and player pairs also start at $5 and are limited to a maximum of $100. They pay out at a rate of 11 to 1 based on the first two cards dealt to either hand.
Side bets are normally not a very good deal. This is the case in No Commission Baccarat with a 10.34% house edge.
The general rules are very similar to standard baccarat. The major difference is that wins on Banker Bets with 6 are reduced to one half.
All cards are dealt face down with the player’s hand going first.
Each player gets two cards initially.
- The cards are added up with the tens digit being removed.
- Tens, Jack, Queen and Kings are worth 10
- The Ace is worth 1
- Other cards are at face value
The object is to get as close to 9 as possible.
Both Player and Banker hands must stand and if either one is dealt a “natural”, a total of eight or nine.
If a player has six or more he will stand, otherwise he will be dealt another card.
Banker must draw another card on a total of 5 or less.
Ties and Prohibited Bets
With tie hands, banker and players bets are returned.
Players cannot place bets simultaneous on both the banker and player hands. This prevents players from making no risk bets.
Third Card Rules
The drawing rules dictate what happens in every situation. In contrast to traditional baccarat games, all cards are dealt according to the rules. There is no decision making ability for the gambler. This method of card draws is standard in Punto Banco.
A common misconception to new players arises from the original James Bond movie Casino Royale. In that movie, James Bond plays the traditional Chemin de Fer version where players can choose to take more cards.
A larger history screen is available by clicking on the table in the home screen.
History and Card Flip
The Microgaming No Commission Baccarat software game is also available at Video Sots Casino.