This article sums up the game of Baccarat in a few sentences.
Baccarat Questions Answered
What is baccarat and how do you play it? These may be questions you are asking yourself. The objective of Baccarat is to pick which hand you are dealt will have the high score (you are dealt two hands called the player and the banker). The highest score you can have is 9 and the lowest is 1. It is also important to know that the 10, jack, queen, and king all count as 0 and an ace counts as 1.
Now that you know what the purpose of baccarat is you can now learn the rules. The game is played with six decks and you can bet on the dealer, the player, a tie, or any combination of those three options. You as the player will always go first. If the total of the player’s hand is between 0 and 5 then the player can draw another card, if not, then the player cannot draw anymore cards. Now it is the banker’s turn.
If the banker’s total between his first two cards is between 0 and 2 then the banker may draw one more card. To score your hand you simply add your cards together and drop the ten’s digit. For example, if you have a 7 and a 6 the total will be 13 and after subtracting the ten’s the baccarat total will be 3.
How do you win playing baccarat? If the hand you bet on has a higher total, then you win. If you bet on the player you win even money. If you bet on the banker then you win even money minus a 5% commission. And if you bet on a tie then you win 9 times what you bet.
Baccarat is an easy game to learn as long as you know how to do simple addition. Not only is it easy but it also gives you the opportunity to win big money in the case that you bet on a tie. After reading these simple directions you’ll be playing baccarat in no time!