In this online gambling blog, I will discuss the basic way to play baccarat. Baccarat is very popular in online casinos, and the simplicity of the game is perfect for new players looking for an extraordinary casino experience.
The basics of baccarat are very easy to understand. Two hands are dealt and the object of the game is for the player to bet on which will win. Of course, the player must bet before they see the cards dealt, so this would be the first step. There are three betting options; Tie, Banker, and Player. The payout odds between the three are different as the Tie will pay 8:1 while the Player and Banker payout even money.
Once the player makes their bet, two hands are dealt. One to the Player, one to the Banker, and the game is based on the value of the cards dealt. The ideal value of the cards would be nine, or as close to nine as possible. The value of the cards are determined by their number for cards 2-9, while face and ten cards are worth 0 and an Ace is worth 1. When adding the value of the cards, players should always drop the one if the total is ten or higher. For example, if the cards dealt are a nine and a two, the value is one.
A third card may be drawn only if the hand meets certain criteria.
Player’s Third Card Rules
If the Players value is six or seven, they do not draw any more cards. If their value is five or less, then a third card is drawn.
Banker’s Third Card Rule
The Bankers rules are a bit more complicated as it is based off the Players cards. Here are the third card rules for the Banker:
Value of First 2 Cards:
Will draw if Player third card is the following value:
Will stand if Players third card is the following value:0, 1, 2
Draws-31 thru 7, 9 or 10842 thru 71, 8, 9 or 1054 thru 71, 2, 3, 8, 9 or 1066 or 71thru 5, 8, 9 or 107, 8, or 9-Stands
As you can see, the game itself is very simple. The rules of the third card may seem intimidating and tricky, however; the software will usually guide you while playing online. Many online casinos also offer the option to play for free, in practice mode, which could definitely help the player before risking any real money.