How to Play Baccarat


Short Description
The objective of the game is to wager on the hand that finishes with a numerical value closest to a total of 9. You may wager on either the Banker hand or the Player hand, or on a Tie bet.

Baccarat Rules

Betting options: There are three options a player may wager on: Player hand, Banker hand or Tie bet.

Card values:The Player and Banker are dealt two cards each. All tens and picture cards equal zero. Ace's equal 1. All other cards count as their face value. If the total value of the cards exceeds 9, the hand value is adjusted by subtracting 10 from the total.

Example:

9+7=16 Hand counts 6
5+5+5=15 Hand counts 5
10+9=19 Hand is a "Natural" 9
King+Ace+5=16 Hand counts 6

When the value of the Player and Banker hands equal the same total, the hand is considered a Tie.

Third Card Draw:A third additional card may be dealt automatically, according to the third card rules (see below). No hand will receive more than three cards.

Third Card Rules:

  • If either Player hand or Banker hand totals 8-9, the hand is considered a "Natural". In this case, both the Player and the Banker must stand.
  • If the Player hand is 6-7, the Player hand must stand.
  • If the Player hand stands on two cards, then two-card Banker hand totaling 3,4 or 5, must draw--6 must stand.
  • After the Player hand is dealt a third card, Banker hand receives a third card according to the following rules:
    1. If the Banker hand is 0-2, Banker hand must draw a card.
    2. If the Banker hand is 3-6, third card to Player's hand determines draw or stand.
    3. If the Banker hand is 7, Banker hand must stand.
  • When Banker hand Totals 3-6:
Banker Hand Totals: Banker Hand Draws when Player third card is: Banker Hand Stands when Player third card is:
3 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 8
4 2-3-4-5-6-7 0-1-8-9  
5 4-5-6-7 0-1-2-3-8-9  
6 6-7 0-1-2-3-4-5-8-9  
7 Banker hand must stand  
8-9 "Natural" Banker must stand  

How to Play
  • Your Chips are stacked, by denomination, in the right corner of the screen. To place a bet simply drag and drop the chips on the Player, Banker or Tie spots above your name. You may change your mind by dragging and dropping your bet back to your stack, or change the hand you wagered on (drag and drop from one spot to another).
  • After placing any chip on the table, you may increase the wager by double clicking on the chip you want to add.
  • Start the round by pressing "Continue". The Player and Banker are dealt 2 cards each. The third card is dealt automatically according to the "Third Card Rules" (see above).
  • The value of the Banker and Player hands is displayed on screen at the end of the round, for your convenience.
    • If you lose, your bets are collected by the dealer.
    • If you win, your winnings are placed momentarily next to your original bet, and then added to your stack of chips.
    • Your Bankroll counter is adjusted automatically.
Payoff
  • Winning Player hand wagers are paid 1 to 1. Example: if you bet $5 on the Player hand, and the Player hand was closer to 9 than the Banker hand, you will get your $5 bet back, plus another $5.
  • Winning Banker hand wagers are paid 1 to 1, but the player must pay a 5% commission to the house.
    Example: if you bet $5 on the Banker hand, and the Banker hand was closer to 9 than the Player hand, you will get your $5 bet back, plus another $4.75 ($5 minus $0.25).
  • Winning Tie bet wagers are paid 8 to 1. Example: if you bet $5 on the Tie hand, and Banker and Player have the same hand count, you will get your $5 bet back, plus another $40.
Table limits

Minimum bet: $1.
Maximum bet: $250.

The betting limits may change according to Casino Policy.

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