How to Play Baccarat
Rules of Baccarat
While the game rules may seem complicated at first if you are watching players in action, Baccarat is actually a fairly easy game to learn.
It starts off with placing a bet on who you think would win. There are three possible bets which the player can make. First, the player can bet on himself. Second, the player could also bet on the banker winning. Finally, the player could bet on a standoff or a tie (which hardly ever happens).
The primary objective of the game is to draw two or three cards that total to 9 or closest to it.
Players would initially be dealt two cards, the value of which should be added. The 10's, jacks, queens, and kings all count as zero while the aces count as 1. If your cards total 8 or 9, this is what they call a 'natural' and you do not need to add any more cards.
If your total number has two digits, just drop the first digit so that the remaining amount would be the second digit. For example, if you were dealt a 9 and a 7, it adds up to 16 so just disregard the 1, and your standing value is 6. The person who has the amount that equals to or is closest to 9 wins.
Baccarat rules to win
The player or the banker could add a third card depending on some additional rules.
If the first two cards of either the banker or the player total to 8 or 9, then they are not allowed to add another card. If the player's total is 5 or lower, he should get another card. However, if the player does not get a third card, then the banker could only get a third card if his total is less than or equal to 5. The banker could not get a third card if he holds a 6 or more.
However, if the player does get a third card, then the banker would need to follow the following set of rules. If the banker holds a total of 0, 1, or 2, it is compulsory to get a third card. If the banker has a 3, he gets a third card except if the player's third card was 8. If the banker has a 4, he gets a third card except if the player's third card was a 9, 8, 1, or 0. If the banker holds a 5 then he gets a third card except if the player's third card was a 7, 6, 5, or 4. If the banker has a 6, he gets a third card except if the player's third card was 7 or 6. If the banker holds a 7, then he could not add a third card.