Live baccarat is played on a real bean-shaped baccarat table like in a conventional casino. The goal of a baccarat game is simple. You need to make a hand out of cards that are as close to 9 as possible. At the beginning of a round you have to bet on yourself, the banker or a tie. There are also various side game bets that you can place to make the game even more exciting. After all bets have been placed, you receive two cards face up, the dealer also.