Rules of the Game Baccarat
Baccarat is an intriguing game of chance. Live casino and online casino offer this game to their clients. Player actions in this game are minimal, enough to guess who will win the banker or player and make your bet.
The mission of gaming baccarat - to collect a combination of cards with the total number of points 9 or as close as possible to 9. The Ace is assigned one point, cards from 2 through 9 - at face value, J, Q, K and Ten are assigned zero points. If the total is 10 or more, of it is taken away 10, and the remainder is taken into account when calculating the results. eg: 5 + 8 = 13 = 3 or 5 + 5 = 10 = 0.
Baccarat is a card game that is dealt from a shoe that holds 6 or 8 decks of cards. Two hands are dealt by the house dealer, the "banker" hand and the "player" hand. Before the hands are dealt, bets may be placed on the banker hand, on the player hand, or on a tie. Bets must be placed on either the Player or Banker before cards are dealt.
Process of baccarat game
Two cards are dealt to both the Player and the Banker. A player or real casino operator holding the shoe slides one card out and places it face up in the Player's box on the game table. The next card, the first of the Banker hand, is placed in the Banker's box on the table. The house then deals another Player card, then the second Banker card. The dealer's first round consists of two cards for both the Player and Banker.
Announce the point total of both of sets of cards. Tens and face cards all are worth zero points; all other cards are worth their face value, with the ace worth one point. If a total is more than 10, the second digit is the value of the hand. For example, a 8 and a 7, which total 15, make up a five-point hand. In order to win, your bet must be on the hand that totals closer to nine.
Understand the "natural" win. If in the first two cards dealt, the point total is 8 or 9 for either the Player or the Banker, this is called a natural win and the game is over. Bets that have already been placed are cashed out.
Determine whether the player gets a third card by looking at the point totals. The Player hand is completed first. A total of 8 or 9 for the Player will get no additional cards. The Player stands on totals of 6 or 7. On any other total, 0-5, the Player draws a third card, unless the banker has 8 or 9, in which case the bank hand wins with no further draw.
Rules governing the third card for the Banker
If the Player stands pat (or draws no new cards), the Banker draws with a hand total of 0-5 and stays pat with a hand total of 6 or 7. All other hands are dependent on the third card the Player draws:
- If the Player’s third card is 9, 10, face-card or Ace, the Banker draws when he has a 0-3, and stays with a 4-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 8, the Banker draws when he has a 0-2, and stays with a 3-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 6 or 7, the Banker draws when he has a 0-6, and stays with a 7.
- If the Player’s third card is 4 or 5, the Banker draws when he has a 0-5, and stays with a 6-7.
- If the Player’s third card is 2 or 3, the Banker draws when he has a 0-4, and stays with a 5-7.
Once all cards are dealt, calculate the winning hand. The winning hand is that which totals closer to 9. In the event of a tie, neither hand wins or loses.
Bets on Ties
Bettors also may wager that the two hands will finish with an equal number of points. Winning bets on ties pay off at 8-1. That sounds tempting, but this wager carries a hefty 9.5 percent house edge. Avoid it.