‘A baccarat game with a progressive jackpot? I’ve never heard of one,’ we hear you cry. Well that’s chiefly because you’ll never find them in land-based casinos.
Fortunately, we can confirm that baccarat jackpots do exist and can be found on the internet. However, there aren’t too many to be found yet. But given that online baccarat is increasing in popularity and progressive jackpots continue to be a player favourite, it seems like putting the two of them together is a very good idea.
In order to put them together, casino software developers decided to add a side bet into the equation rather than mess with the format of the game itself. This means that even if you don’t want to play the progressive jackpot then you can still play the game without the side bet.
While the benefits of having a progressive baccarat jackpot may seem obvious, fitting one into the game may not be quite so easy. Seeing as casino game developers tend to like adding jackpots to games, we assume that they’ve certainly tried before.
Having done our usual thorough search we did manage to get hold of a jackpot baccarat game. This is listed below and hopefully in due time we’ll be able to add more to this list.
Play Playtech’s Progressive Baccarat at William Hill Casino.
Welcome Bonus: £150
The Playtech Progressive Baccarat is one of, if not the first jackpot baccarat games to be made anywhere in the world. It allows players to play a normal game of baccarat with six decks of cards and reasonable betting limits, as well as providing the chance to win huge progressive jackpots ranging from £15,000 to over £70,000.
As well as the usual banker, player and tie bets, with progressive jackpot baccarat you are required to make a side bet in order to qualify for the progressive.
Playing this side bet means that you’re eligible for the progressive jackpot and the other payouts on offer. These start at 10x the value of your side bet and rise all the way up to 10,000x and the jackpot itself. The progressive is triggered when the player and dealer have matching hands of suited Aces and 8s.