We often feature new slots as they drop here at our casino online – but what about other game genres, like table games or even video poker? How about check… and check! That’s right. You might have overlooked two relatively recent additions that fit squarely into these categories at Thunderbolt Casino.

Luckily the games are here to stay so you didn’t miss a thing. As for what those games are…? The one would be Baccarat, available under table games, and the other is Pick ‘Em Poker. While that sounds like a table game, it’s actually a new video poker addition. Keep reading for more about the games, along with gaming tips!

Pick ‘Em Poker Video Poker

Pick ‘Em Poker is a new video poker game at our casino online that will challenge your skill levels – and reward your decisions. The game combines elements of poker and slots, as all video poker variants do, offering slot machine type gameplay, but with cards. As with poker, you also get to choose which cards to keep and which ones to discard.

At Thunderbolt Casino Online, you can play Pick ‘Em Poker with stunning graphics, smooth gameplay, and easy-to-use controls. You can choose from different coin sizes and bet up to five coins per hand. The paytable and the game rules are easily accessible from the game screen.

How to Play Pick ‘Em Poker

Baccarat is played with a standard 52-card deck, which is shuffled before each hand. The game kicks off with two cards being dealt face up on the left side of the screen, and two stacks of three cards each being dealt face down on the right side of the screen.

The player must choose one of the two stacks to reveal the top card of that stack. The two face-up cards on the left side and the revealed card on the right side form the player’s hand. The player then receives a payout based on the rank of their hand according to the paytable.

The paytable shows the payouts for different hands based on the number of coins bet per hand. Payouts are multiplied by the coin size to determine the actual winnings. The minimum hand required to win is a pair of nines or better, which means lekker wins are possible!

Here is the complete paytable for Pick ‘Em Poker at Thunderbolt Casino Online:


1 Coin

2 Coins

3 Coins

4 Coins

5 Coins

Royal Flush






Straight Flush






Four of a Kind






Full House


















Three of a Kind






Two Pair






Nines or Better






Tips and Strategies for Pick ‘Em Poker

Pick ‘Em Poker is a game of skill, granted, but there are a few tips and strategies you can implement that can help you improve your chances of winning at our casino online:

  • Remember to check the paytable and the game rules and take proper note of them before you start playing.
  • Always bet the maximum number of coins per hand, as it gives you the highest payout for a royal flush.
  • Choose the stack that has the highest card or the best potential to form a winning hand.
  • Don’t discard lower hand rankings such as a pair or a three of a kind.
  • Always discard a single high card (jack or higher) if you have two lower cards that can form a straight or a flush.

Banker, Player, Tie – That’s Baccarat!

Baccarat is a game that balances chance and skill, and it will certainly test your intuition and luck. Enjoyed by royalty, celebrities, and high rollers for centuries, you feel like a VIP playing Baccarat at Thunderbolt Casino Online! What is it about this game that is attracting gaming crowds at our casino online?

At our casino online, you can experience the thrill of Baccarat with realistic graphics, smooth gameplay, and easy-to-use controls. With multiple chip sizes, you can choose exactly how much you want to bet per hand. The gaming interface furthermore allows access to your game history and statistics to help you make informed decisions.

How to Play Baccarat

The game is played with a standard 52-card deck, which is shuffled before each round. The cards have different values: Aces are worth 1 point, 2-9 are worth their face value, and 10s and face cards are worth zero points. The value of a hand is the sum of the cards – modulo 10. This means that only the last digit counts. For example, a hand of 7 and 8 has a value of 5 (7 + 8 = 15, modulo 10 = 5).

A round of Baccarat starts with the player and the banker each being dealt two cards each. The player can then choose to draw a third card or stand, depending on the value of their hand. The banker can also draw a third card or stand, following a set of rules that depend on the player’s action and the value of their hand.

Finally, the player and the banker compare their hands, and the one with the higher value wins. If they have the same value, it is a tie. Here’s the kicker though… In Baccarat, the ‘player’ isn’t necessarily you at the casino online! Let’s explain:

The player – as in you, the actual player – can bet on either the player’s hand, the banker’s hand, or a tie. This means there are three betting and playing positions! The payouts are as follows:

  • Player bet pays 1:1
  • Banker bet pays 0.95:1 (there is a 5% commission deducted from the winnings)
  • Tie bet pays 8:1

Tips and Strategies for Baccarat

Baccarat is a game of chance, yet there are still a few tips and strategies that could improve your odds of winning at our casino online:

  • As always, check the rules and payouts of the game before you start playing.
  • Avoid betting on a tie as it has a very low probability of occurring and a high house edge.
  • Bet on the banker more often than the player, as it has a slightly lower house edge.
  • Since this is a game of chance with relatively quick rounds, you want to limit your losses through bankroll management.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy playing Baccarat at Thunderbolt Casino Online!

We Keep it Fresh at Thunderbolt Casino Online!

As you can see, we keep things fresh at Thunderbolt so you can stay entertained. You can count on us routinely launching new slots, yebo yes, but keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss our other additions! With Baccarat in our table games menu and Pick ‘Em Poker under video poker, who knows what’s on the cards at our casino online next? Time will tell!