How to Play Baccarat


Baccarat is one of the oldest casino games and is enjoyed by players all over the world. This game is played in both land based and online casinos and is popular for its simplicity. It is easy to learn and can be a great way to play with friends.

How to Play the Game

The first step in playing baccarat is to decide who will be the dealer/banker. Usually this will be the player who is first to place their wager. If you are unsure of who will be the dealer you can always ask the croupier for their advice.

How to Deal Cards

The player/banker will be dealt two cards each which they will need to check. Once they have checked their cards they will then have a few seconds to look at them.

They then decide which hand they will play and stand. If they are playing the banker then they will take the first card from the deck. They will then draw another card if the player has a total of 2 or less and they will stand if the player has a total of 3 or more.

Depending on how much you want to bet, you will need to choose which hand to play. You can either play the player or the banker, but you should be aware that the house edge is quite high for this bet.

A Tie is not a Winner

If neither the player nor the banker win, the hand is called a tie and no bets are paid out. This is why it is important to know how to play the game correctly.

How to Determine Points and Value

The points value of a hand is derived from the value of the player’s or banker’s card. For example, a hand with a 0-6 score is worth a 0, a 7 or 8 is worth 1, and so on.

There are also a number of other ways to calculate the value of your hand. For example, you can use the digits 1 to 10, where the second digit is dropped when the points are reached 10 or higher.

You can also use the ‘pips’ on your card to determine the value of your hand. Using the pips helps to make it easier for you to understand how to count your points and decide whether your hand is a winning or losing one.

This is a great way to play baccarat and it is recommended that you do this whenever you play the game so that you don’t get confused!

Baccarat is a fun and exciting game to play with friends. If you are new to this game, it can be a bit confusing at first but with a little practice and some help from a friend or the croupier you will soon get the hang of it.

You will need a deck of cards to play baccarat and you can find these in many shops and online. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to buy a pack of Joker cards to add to the fun!