Smart Live Casino , which is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and offers live dealer gambling over the Internet and interactive television via SkyTV, has added baccarat to its gaming suite.
 
A company spokesman says the addition follows significant growth in the existing live roulette and live blackjack action the company offers. Using the more liberal approach to interactive television gambling now in force in the UK, the games are online every night at 9pm (GMT).
 
Online baccarat has seen steady growth in popularity mainly because it is so easy to play, the spokesman explained. There are three main versions of Baccarat and the one that Smart Live offers is the "Punto Banco" variant, which is the easiest version to play. Players are not required to take any action except on whether to bet on "Dealer" (Banco) or "Player" (Punto) or a tie or a combination of these. In basic terms, cards are dealt for each and the one that totals closest to 9 wins. Face cards and tens have no value in baccarat.
 
The online casino has also announced that it is currently planning the launch of several more new live dealer games in the coming weeks.