Baccarat (or baccarat with a “t” in English) is usually played separately from other games in private rooms. Game intended for a certain elite, the players are elegantly dressed and the minimum stakes at the table are high: here is a game intended for the jet-set.
In general, the size of the baccarat table is equivalent to that of a craps table, with three dealers taking care of the table which can accommodate up to 12 players. Each player, including the dealing player, can choose to be on the side of the player or the bank. But usually the player who deals is on the bank side.
Progress of a game
The player can bet either on the player (“player” in English), the bank (“bank” in English) or on a tie (“Tie” in English).
Two cards are dealt to the banker and the player.
The objective of baccarat is to get or come closest to a hand with a total of 9 points with two or three cards.
Baccarat card value
Figures and tens are worth zero.
The other cards, from ace to nine keep their face values.
When the sum of the card values is a two-digit number, the unit is kept.
Example: You have a “4” card and an “8” card: 4 + 8 = 12. So your hand has a value of 2.
Payment of stakes
If your hand wins, you will be paid 1: 1: if you bet 10 euros, you win cylbet 10 euros and get back the 10 euros of your stake.
If you bet on “equality”, you will win 8 times your initial bet: if you bet 10 euros, you win 80 euros and get back the 10 euros of your stake.
If you lose, you lose your bet.
Case of “natural baccarat”
If the total of the first two cards in the hand adds up to 8 or 9, this is a natural , winning hand. If the player AND the banker roll a natural , then the higher natural wins.
The third card is drawn when neither the player nor the banker has obtained a natural in the first draw.