INTRO
Baccarat is a card game played at casinos. It is a comparing card game played between the player and the banker. Baccarat is primarily a game of luck. If you fully understand the rules, you can improve your chances of winning. The usual rules involve 6 decks of 52 cards.
THE RULES
There are three bets you can place, on the Player’s hand, the Banker’s Hand or a Tie. If you place a bet that matches the outcome of a hand then you win. To start a round the Player and the Banker are each dealt two cards. One or both of them will then receive a third card. The Player and the Banker cannot decide if they want a third card. The decision is made according to the rules of the game. Face cards and tens count as zero, aces are worth one and all the other cards are worth their face values.When you add up the values of the cards in a Baccarat hand you only pay attention to the final digit. For example, 14 counts as 4 and 19 counts as 9. The hand that comes closest to a total of 9 wins the round.
BETTING ON THE BANKER
Betting on the Banker is that according to the game’s statistics the Banker hand will win slightly more than the Player’s hand does. This may be puzzling as the cards are dealt randomly, but it has to do with the rules determining if a third card is dealt.
BETTING ON THE PLAYER
Winning while betting on the player give you a better payout than betting on the banker. If you win you get to keep all of our winnings. If you win then you will receive your bet back and additionally the value of your stake.
BETTING ON ATIE
According to the statistics less than 10 percent of hands in Baccarat will result in a tie. However, if you win, the payout is much higher than betting on the player or banker.
THIRD CARD
The manner in which it is determined whether a third card will be dealt is really complicated. In the following chart you can see when a third card is being dealt.
PAYOUT
Banker bets pay 19 to 20, player bet pays even money, tie pays 8 to 1.