How to Play Baccarat

In Baccarat, cards are dealt to the house and to the player. The card’s value is then added together to determine the winner.

How do I Play Baccarat?

To play Baccarat, the dealer will draw two cards face down to himself and the players. These cards are then added together at face value. At first, if the player or dealer received a total of 9 in the first hand no more cards are drawn. If no hand has a value of 9, then the dealer will continue to draw more cards.

There are exceptions to this rule:

  • If the player has 6 to 7 no cards will be drawn.
  • If the player has 0-5 he will draw one card.

After the initial hand has been established, the banker will then draw more cards to their hand based on the cards the player’s already drew:

  • Should a player not draw a card, the banker will then draw at 0-5, or stand at 6-7.
  • Should a player draw a 2 or 3, the banker will then draw at 0-4, and stand at 5-7.
  • Should a player draw a 4 or 5, the banker will then draw at 0-5, and stand at 6-7.
  • Should a player draw a 6 or 7, the banker will then draw at 0-6, and stand at 7.
  • Should a player draw an 8, the banker will then draw at 0-2, and stand at 3-7.
  • Should a player draw an Ace, 9, 10, or face-card, the banker will then draw at 0-3, and stand at 4-7.

Whoever has the highest hand based on the face value of the cards after the cards have been dealt wins the round. If the dealer and the banker have the same total of cards a tie is announced.

The value of the cards for Baccarat is a simple formula. Numbered cards are taken at face value. 10’s and face cards are worth 0. The Ace in Baccarat is worth 1.

How Does Betting Work in Baccarat?

Players must place their bets before the hand starts. The player can either bet on the player’s hand or the banker’s hand. If the hand wins, the player wins the bet.

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