Baccarat Rules

Baccarat is often played from 8-deck or 6-deck card shoe. The online Baccarat table features a simple and straightforward layout. It consists of seating arrangements for players denoted by numbers and three wagering rows. The table is often symmetrical, so that it can have room for up to 15 players at a time.

The game usually begins with 14 players accommodating the seats round the table. They need to occupy their positions that link with their bets. At first, each player gets three betting areas such as Player, Banker and Tie, which are correlated to their positions over the table.

The main thing in the Baccarat game is that, you have to place a bet along with those cards, which bring in a point that is close to nine. The points are awarded as, Ace is worth one point, cards 2 to 9 makes face value and 10’s and face cards reckon as zero.

One main thing that players need to notice here is that, if the bet touches on 8 and 7, it does not mean that their total is 15, but it is 5. Similarly, if you get a hand of 4 and 8, your total will not be 12, but 2. This means Baccarat rules do not let a player combine his/her total to go beyond 9. Hence, the best hand is the one, which equates to 9 and remember that this 9 needs to occur by adding the first two cards itself. 8 is another good alternative hand next to 9. Therefore, 8 and 9 are the two hands, which can form best natural hands.

The Baccarat dealer deals with four cards in which two cards are for players and the rest two are for casino house (dealer). If the total of any one or both the cards comes to 9 or 8, then the deal is said to be ‘Natural’, and hence there is no need of issuing any more cards.

If the player’s hands and dealer’s hands are equal, then it is considered as a ‘Tie’. Always remember that, when the sum of your hands or dealer’s hands do not come to Tie or Natural, you need to consider another card with the help of certain rules as follows:

  1. If the first hand totals up to six or more than that, you need to stand back, as you will not get any more cards.
  2. If it seems to be less than five, you may deal out an additional card.
  3. If the dealer’s hand totals up to seven or more, then he/she needs to stand back.
  4. If the dealer’s hand totals up to 0, 1 or 2, then he/she needs to take an extra card.
  5. If the dealer’s hand total comes to 3 and yours third card is other than 8 (given before the dealer gets his or her cards), then the dealer will hit the jackpot.
  6. If the dealer’s hand totals up to 4 and yours third card is other than 8,9,1,0, again in this case, the house will hit the jackpot.
  7. In case, the dealer’s hand totals up to 5, and if you have cards other than 4, 5, 6, 7, then here too the house is set to be an ultimate winner.

Payoffs in online Baccarat:

Payoffs in online Baccarat games are very simple and easy to understand. In case, if the hand you are betting on help you to win, you get a 1-1 payoff. If you bet on succeeding dealer’s hand, you get the same payoffs of 1-1. However, if you wager on a Tie, you get a payout of 8-1. Often, you can lay a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum bet of $250. In all cases, casinos charge a 5% commission on your every winning amount.

Most of the online Baccarat playing rules are similar to offline or land-based casinos. However, when you play Baccarat online, you can reap maximum benefits such as you can play from the comfort of your home, whenever you wish to play.

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