|Baccarat is a very sophisticated simple
casino game. There are only three principal bets a player
Starting with the player two cards are dealt to the player
and the banker. Here the banker is also known as the card
Goal as a player is to reach a hand total of as close as
to 9 points in about 2 or 3 card draws. So if a hand obtains
total point closest to 9 in first two cards, wins without
drawing another card. This is known as a “natural
hand”. If the cards total is not a natural hand then
another card is drawn to determine the winner. The decision
when to deal a third card follows precise set rules used
by all casinos.
If the hand player is betting on wins, either bankers hand
or player hand, he/she gets even money. Even money bets
are one-to-one (1-1). Else if the player bets on a tie and
wins, he gets paid in a ratio of eight is to one (8-1).
The only difference being a player who wins a banker’s
hand is taxed 5% by the casinos.
Once dealing of the cards is completed, the hand with the
highest count wins.
Baccarat is quite similar to blackjack in following way
- Till the time total point value of one hand is higher
than the other, it wins.
Baccarat is different from blackjack in following ways
- In baccarat third card is drawn on basis of the current
total of the points in hand. Unlike blackjack where a
player can control the deal of third card.
- Unlike blackjack, in baccarat a player can bet on three
options namely, player, banker or tie.
So all it takes to learn baccarat is practice.