Play Baccarat Online - Baccarat Game Rules

Baccarat is an extremely simple game made famous due to the high stakes which traditionally go hand and hand with it and also by being one of "Bond, James Bond" a.k.a 007s favorite card games. There are no decisions or options in baccarat. There is no degree of skill required from neither the player or the dealer. Players only have to posses the knowledge of the games rules. all one has to know is a little bit of math (simple addition and subtraction).

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The object of this card game is to obtain a hand with a point total closest to 9. In baccarat Aces count as one; 2 through 9 count as their face value; and tens and face cards count as zero. In baccarat one must add the face values of the cards in his or hers hand and than subtract 10 from the sum of cards in order to obtain the hands point value or what is known as baccarat point value.

A typical baccarat game uses 6 decks of cards which are delt out of a "shoe" (a card dispenser). the baccarat game begins when bets are placed down on the banker’s hand and/or on the player’s hand and/or on a tie. Then the player and the banker are dealt a two-card hand. In certain cases, a third card is dealt to the player or the banker or both (if there is a third Card Rules).

The player that is hand comes closest to 9 wins.

The winnings in the baccarat game are given in under the following rules:

  • A bet placed on the player and the player wins, bet is paid at a 2 to 1 ration.
  • A bet placed on the banker and the banker wins, bet is paid at a 2 to 1 ratio minus 5% as bank commission.
  • A bet placed on a tie and both the player’s hand and the banker’s hand have equal totals, bet is paid of at a 9 for 1 ration.

Baccarat Rules

Third Card Rules:

The following Baccarat rule chart governs when the player and/or the banker will automatically be dealt (i.e. “draws”) a third card in the baccarat game:

Baccarat Player:

Point Value of First Two Cards:

  • 0 – 1 – 2 - 3 – 4 – 5 : Draws a card.
  • 6 – 7 : Stands.
  • 8 – 9 : “Natural hand”, no further draw

Baccarat Banker:

Point Value of First Two Cards: Draws when the player’s third card is: Does not draw when the player’s third card is:
0 – 1 – 2 Player cannot draw.  
3 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 8
4 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 8 – 9
5 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 9
6 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 9
7 Always stands.  
8 – 9 Player cannot draw. Player cannot draw.

Now that you have learned the rules and some of important points of Baccarat it is time for you to practice your newly learned game and sharpen your skills.

Good Luck
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