This card game is a favorite of high rollers. The rules are
incredibly simple and can be mastered in a few minutes.
The object of
baccarat is to predict whether the banker's hand will win, the
player's hand will win, or the game will result in a tie.
The value of a hand is determined by adding the values of its individual
cards. Tens and face cards count as zero
While all other cards count as
their numerical value.
After summing the total, only the last digit is
As a result, all baccarat hands all have values from 0 - 9. The hand
with the higher value wins. If the hands have the same value, the game
results in a tie.
Initially, both the banker and the player are dealt 2 cards. If the 2 initial cards total 8 or 9, the hand is called a
"natural", and the game will end at that point. Otherwise,
standard Baccarat "third card rules" determine if a hand should receive a third
and final card.
Winning bets on the player's hand are paid at 1:1 odds. A winning wager on a tie bet is paid
at 8:1 odds. If the game does result in a tie, bets on the banker or
player are returned.