Become the King of Baccarat at Celtic Casino

Become the King of Baccarat at Celtic Casino

October 29, 2013.

Celtic Casino has started an exciting live casino tournament based on the Game of Thrones franchise. Now through the 15th of November, you can compete against other players in the "King of Baccarat" tournament. Play this classic card game in Celtic Casino's live dealer room over the next couple of weeks and you could end up winning your share of a €3400 prize pool.


How to Enter the King of Baccarat Tournament

In order to qualify for Celtic Casino's "King of Baccarat" tournament, you'll need to like their page on Facebook. Use the link in the "Live Casino Tournament" page on Celtic Casino's website, or simply search "Celtic Casino" on Facebook. Then, just hit the "Like" button while you're logged into your Facebook profile. Once you do this, you can begin playing baccarat to earn tournament points.


Winners are determined based on how many points they accumulated by playing the game of the month. The monthly prize pool for all Game of Thrones tournaments is as follows:

  • 1st Place: €2000
  • 2nd Place: €500
  • 3rd - 10th Place: €100

New to Celtic Casino?

If you don't already have an account at Celtic Casino, you can get your account set up in just a few minutes. Use our exclusive link to go to the casino's website, and then click the "Sign Up Now" button on the homepage. After you fill out the registration form with your details, you will be able to log in with your new username and password instantly. No downloads are required.

New players can claim the casino's unique 50% cashback offer on their first deposit. To qualify, your first deposit will need to be at least €50. Play however you want. If you win, great! If not, send an email to promot­ion­[email protected]­elt­icc­asi­ with the subject line "50% Cash Back". If the promotions department finds that you had a net loss, you'll get half of your losses back as a bonus. Then, just play the bonus through 35x on inside bets in live roulette or slots before requesting a withdrawal.

How to Play Baccarat

If you have never played baccarat before, don't worry - it's a simple game with great odds. The object is to predict whether the "Player" or the "Banker" hand will be closer to 9 (or to bet that there will be a tie). Standard decks of cards are used. Tens and face cards having a value of 0, and if one side's total goes over 10, the count goes back to 0. After all players have placed their bets, the dealer will deal 2 cards out to the Player side and 2 to the Banker side.

If either side has a total of either 8 or 9, it is declared a "natural" and gameplay stops.

If the Player hand has a total between 0 and 5, it will receive a third card. Then, the Banker will either draw or stay depending on its current total and the third card the Player received as shown on a chart.

If the Player hand has a total of either 6 or 7, it will stay. Then, the Banker will draw if its total is between 0 and 5 and stay on 6 or 7.

At the end of the round, the higher side is declared the winner. Both sides pay 1:1, with Banker wins costing a 5% commission due to the Banker's slightly better odds. In the event of a draw, bets on either Player or Banker will be returned, and Tie bets will pay 8:1.

The best strategy in baccarat is to simply bet Banker every hand since it has the best return. Avoid betting on the tie: its house edge of over 14% will likely drain your bankroll rapidly.

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