Perhaps one of the simplest card games is Baccarat. Its basic rules are fairly simple even a newbie can grasp it easily. Baccarat is widely available on Internet and live casinos.
You can win at Baccarat if you bet on a hand that has a card total of 9 or the highest total nearest to 9.
In Baccarat, the value of Ace is 1 while all the face cards and 10 are valued at zero. Other cards are valued based on their individual numbers. The suits don’t count in Baccarat.
So, any face card and a deuce have a total score of 2 while an Ace and 8 is equal to 9. That’s how hands are counted in Baccarat.
A Baccarat round will officially start once the dealer calls for bets. You can bet on three areas in a Baccarat table. You can place a bet on Banker, Player, or Tie.
After placing your bet, the dealer will draw two cards each for the Banker and Player side. If you bet on the Player hand and its card total is higher than the Banker’s hand, then you win the round. Once the Banker and Player hands are equal, no one will win and the bet will push.
However there are certain drawing rules that are being followed in Baccarat. And these are the following:
1. If the Player hand is 6 or higher, it will stand and a third card will not be drawn. 2. If the Player hand is 5 or less, then another card will be drawn for the Player. 3. If the Banker was dealt with 7 or higher, it will stand and a third card will not be drawn. 4. If the Banker gets a card worth 0, 1, and 2, a third card will be drawn for the Banker. 5. If the Banker gets a 3 and the Player gets any number but 8, the Banker will hit. 6. If the Banker gets a 4 but Player hand is anything but 1, 8, 9, or 0, then the Banker will hit. 7. If the Banker gets a 5 but Player hand is 4, 5, 6, or 7, then the Banker will hit. 8. If the Banker gets a 6 and the Player has 6 or 7, then the Banker will hit.
At Baccarat, you can win even money on Player or Banker hands. However, if you bet on the Banker and you win, the house will collect a five percent commission from your winnings. This will affect your total payout.
For example, if you bet $10 on the player, you will also win the same amount. If you place the same bet on the Banker hand, you will only take $9.50. The $0.50 will be collected from you either during the game or after your session at the table.
If you bet on Tie and you win, you will be paid 8:1. This is definitely huge but you only have a 9% chance of winning a Tie bet. That is why it pays a lot.
Baccarat is a very easy game to play. But it is very exciting and fast-paced that playing on a Baccarat table will surely drive up your gambling adrenalin.