Baccarat is a thrilling game played at major casinos all over
the world. The Player's objective is to wager on his
prediction that either the Player's hand will win, the
Banker's hand will win, or that the game will result in a Tie.
Rules of Play
The object of baccarat is to predict if the Player or the
Banker's hand will get a point value closest to 9, keeping in
mind that all ten-value cards count as zero and Aces count as
one. The hand with the highest point value wins.
The highest total any baccarat hand can have is nine. A
two-card total of nine is called a "natural" and cannot lose.
An eight is the second-best hand and is also called a
"natural". If both the Player and Banker are dealt identical
hands, it's a standoff (a Tie) and neither the Banker nor the
Player hand wins.
You do not receive any cards, or play against anyone but to
predict which hand will beat the other. Please note, the
Player (you) can bet on the Player, Banker or a Tie.
The Player and the Banker are each dealt a two-card hand.
Following standard baccarat rules, a third card is dealt to
the Player and/or the Banker.
Ace = one point
Face cards and tens = zero
All other cards carry the point value stated on the card. If
the cards in a hand total more than ten points, simply
subtract ten; the remainder is the baccarat point value of the
hand. For example: 8+8=16, which counts as a 6 in baccarat;
and a Jack+7=17, which counts as 7.
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: If the point value of the
first two cards is 8 or 9, this is called a Natural. If anyone
is dealt a Natural the game ends and no third card is dealt to
Point Value of the first two cards, and actions required:
Point value of first 2 cards:
|| Draws a
- no further draw
value of first 2 cards:
when the Player´s third card is:
|| Does not
draw when the Player´s third card is:
draws a card
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