Super 8 Baccarat is another variant of live Baccarat from Pragmatic Play.
Specifically, Super 8 refers to the unique selection of side bets on this baccarat table. You won’t find them anywhere else.
Super 8 Baccarat is the second Baccarat table with specialist side bets Pragmatic has released, the first being the successful Fortune 6 Baccarat.
The side bets are optional to play; the great thing is you don’t have to play the main hand. You can play the side bets on their own!
In this review, I’ll explain how to play each side bet and the best casinos where you can play them.
Baccarat is one of the simplest live dealer card games you can play. The only decision a player needs to make is which of the two betting positions, Banker or Player, to bet.
Baccarat plays to a particular set of rules, which the dealer follows during the game. The outcome of each game can be a Player Win, Banker Win or a Tie.
A position wins if it has a total hand value higher than the other hand. For a Tie, the hand values will be the same.
The maximum hand value possible is Nine.
The dealer deals two cards to the Player and Banker positions. Ten and Picture cards are valued as Zero, while all other cards are their face value.
Only the second digit determines a hand’s total value when multiple cards are totalled up. For example, if a hand value had a total of 10, the actual value is zero. If it was twelve, the value is two, and so on.
Some hands receive a third card, but this depends on the third card rule, which the dealer follows. The third card rule is different for the Banker and Player positions and is triggered when the hands have specific values. You can read more about this in my How to Play Baccarat article.
Player Wins are paid at 1:1, while the house takes a commission of 5% on Banker wins, giving a payout of 0.95:1. This provides the “house” with its edge.
No one loses when the outcome is a Tie, all bets get refunded.
Super 8 Baccarat is a new general play Live Dealer Baccarat Table with three special side bets known as Super 8. The Super 8 Side Bet pays out for wins and losses with a Natural 8. The other side bets are different and focus on Pairs and Colours.
Super 8 Baccarat has an RTP for the Banker hand of 98.94% and for the Player 98.76%, which is the standard RTP for all Baccarat Games. The RTPs for the side bets range from 95.45% to 96.54%.
There isn’t a strategy for playing the Super 8 side bets. I only advise playing the Player Black or Player Red side bets. These have the best RTP of them all.
There are three side bets in Super 8 Baccarat. The Super 8 side bet pays when a hand wins or loses with a Natural 8. The Banker & Player Red/Black side bet pays out when the first two or all three cards are the same colour. The Pairs side bet pays the most, is the most difficult to win and relies on pairs. The best hand is a pair of Diamond 4’s at 40:1.
Super 8 Baccarat is good if you like a variety of side bets when playing Baccarat.
You can play Pragmatic Live Super 8 Baccarat at all Pragmatic Play Live Casinos. You’ll find it in the Baccarat Lobby.