If you don’t know how to play the game, then don’t worry because it is one of the easiest and most exciting casino games out there; especially this version.
Basic Rules of the Game
Without going into the technicalities, all you have to do is bet on either the ‘players’ or ‘banker’ giving you the power on where the cards go. You can also choose to not bet on either and instead bet on a ‘tie’ or any of the other betting options available in the middle of the screen.
The winner of each hand is decided by which of the ‘banker’ or ‘player’ has a hand that equals closest to 9. You don’t have any control on the outcome, and as such there is not much point in understanding why in some cases the final hand can end with 3 cards instead of just 2. If you do want to find out more, then check out our blog section ‘Why Baccarat Draws Cards’.
How do the cards score in Baccarat?
Any card that is a ten, jack, queen or king counts as just a 0. Any other cards are combined in total. If those cards total comes to above 10, then 10 points are immediately deducted from that points’ total.
For example, a 2 + 9 = 11 points. 10 points are deducted, and so this then equals a total score of 1. Similarly, 8 + 7 = 15. 10 points are taken to give a score of 5.
It is this scoring system that decides whether the ‘player’ or ‘banker’ is dealt a third card or not.
What are the payouts in Baccarat?
For a successful bet on either the ‘player’ or ‘dealer’, bets are paid back at even odds. If you put our cash on the ‘tie’, then the payout is 8-1 for successfully winning this bet.
What are the Baccarat bonus bets?
In the middle of the screen there are several options to wager. You can choose to wager these instead of putting your money on the ‘banker’, ‘dealer’ or a ‘tie.
You can bet on the ‘player’ or ‘dealer’ to land up with an Ace in one of their hands at 4-1 payback odds, a Jack, Queen or King in their hand for even odds paid back or you can bet on the Ace and a Jack, Queen or King landing in one of their hands at 25-1 odds.
For more extravagant odds, you can bet on both players having an Ace, picture card or both Ace and picture card. The latter pays a huge 200-1 and is worth a punt here and there.