How To Play The Games Of Baccara ?

The Games Of Baccara

Baccarat has always been one of the most fascinating casino games. In Las Vegas casinos (unfortunately not found in French casinos), the tables of Baccarat, as well as the tables of craps, are always strongly animated.

This game was invented by the Italians in the Middle Ages. He found his audience among aristocrats and was popularized in the 20th century by Ian Flemming’s novel in the James Bond series.

Principle of Baccarat

The game of Baccarat is a game of cards where the player is against the bank (as in blackjack). The goal of the game is to guess which hand (yours or that of the casino) will have the value closest to 9, knowing that the scores are between 0 and 9.

To play a hand of Baccarat, you place your bets on the table (below) by choosing to bet on the player (player = you), the casino (banker = the bank) or on a tie.

Baccarat Card Counting

The card value is unique to Baccarat. Indeed, an Ace is always 1 and a figure is always 10. The cards from 2 to 9 take their nominal value.

To count a hand, you add up the value of the cards you receive but only the rightmost digit is counted for the account (Remember, the account can not exceed 9).

For example if you receive a 10 and a 5, the total is 15. Your account is 5.

How to play a game of Baccarat

After placing the bets, two cards are dealt to the player and the bank. Depending on the score, a new card can be drawn by the player. Here are the “rules of the player” according to the hand obtained:

  • 8 or 9: Staying (on the natural)
  • 6 or 7: Stay
  • 0 to 5: Draw a car

If one of the two parties immediately gets an 8 or a 9 and the other does not do better or ties, no third card is drawn, the game is stopped (rule of the natural).

Note that the bank applies the player rule when the player has 2 cards. As soon as the player has 3 cards, the “banker’s rule” applies. Here are the draw rules according to the value of the two cards of the bank:

  • 8 or 9: Staying (on the natural)
  • 7: Stay
  • 6: Shoot if the new total of the player is 6 or 7
  • 5: Shoot if the new total of the player is between 4 and 7.
  • 4: Shoot if the new total of the player is between 2 and 7.
  • 0, 1, 2 or 3: Shoot

Paying Baccarat winnings

When you bet on the right winner, you win once your bet. If you bet on tie, you will receive 8 times your bet. On the other hand, this bet is to be avoided because it gives a very superior advantage to the casino.

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