There are 4 Games of Baccarat:
- European Baccarat
- Baccarat chemin de fer
- Punto Banco or American Baccarat.
- Baccarat bBanque
The rules are the same for all 4 types of
baccarat mentioned above. Anywhere from 6 to
12 players can play the game according to the
variant beong played and one will need between
6 to 8 card decks.
2) Baccarat can be played on either a mini table
which seats fewer players or a normal table.
There are special markings to distinguish between
the type of table. You will see the following
markings on the table - Banker, Player &
Tie - which identifies the bets.
3) Each card is given a specific value. For
instance the Ace is 1, whilst the 10, Jack,
Queen & King have 0 value.
All other cards carry their face value. So a
7 is valued 7 and so on. The object is to get
closer to nine than the banker by adding the
value of your cards.
If the total is greater than 10 then you must
drop the first digit. So if your total is 12
then you drop the 1 and your total is 2. Hence
the maximum total any player can draw is 9.
4) As you can guess there are only 3 possible
outcomes, the banker wins, the player wins or
there is a tie. Believe it or not but the probability
of a tie is greater than either of the other
A savy player will always be calculating the
probability of the different outcomes which
varies according to the number of decks in use
and the order in which the cards are drawn.
5) When play is about to start you will notice
there are 3 persons representing the casino.
First there is the person who shuffles or mixes
the decks, then there are 2 dealers a main dealer
and a secondary dealer.
They take turns dealing in an anticlockwise
direction over 4 rounds of betting by players.
Only after players have placed their stakes
will distribution of the cards by the mian dealetr
6) The game starts when the dealer deals 4 cards
face down on the table. Whoever has the biggest
bet on the table gets to see the cards first.
Then rule #3 above comes into play.
7) Players can choose to play baccarat as either
a game of chance, or as a game of skill.
8) Playing baccarat as a game of chance requires
very little further explanation. Players simply
guess which way they want to bet each time.
9) Playing baccarat as a game of skill is done
by charting the number of player hands won and,
the number of banker hands won and the number
of hands that tied.
By charting the patterns or the winning hands
in the game, players are better able to plan
for the next hand.
And with a little practice, you will notice
that the baccarat game rules are not very hard