There are a number of ways to go about playing baccarat, and the first is only available if you are extremely rich and are considered by one of the top casinos on Las Vegas or Macau to be a ‘whale’. Because only whales are allowed to enter the top stakes baccarat rooms at these casinos! If you are unfamiliar with the term whale as applied to a gambler, then it is what the casinos call the highest rolling players. It is not unusual for a casino to give their ‘whales’ credit of $5 million or more. If you are not in that league don’t worry; it is thought that there are only 500 or so whales to go round all the casinos in the world.
Even if you do have enough money to put you in the league of potential whales, then if you want to get into the top rolling baccarat room you will need to ingratiate yourself with the casino bosses. It is not difficult to do this; just join any big game and start placing bets of $100,000 or more and you will soon get noticed. Once you get noticed, the chances are that you will soon be invited to join the big boys (and girls) at no-limit baccarat.
Alternatively, you can play the same game at an online casino for sensible stakes. Perhaps it won’t have all of the glamour and trappings of playing at Vegas, but it is still a great deal of fun. In fact if you play online you don’t have to stick to low limit games; there are some online baccarat games with quite eye watering stakes, and there are plenty of games around with minimum bets of £10 a hand and maximum of £2,500.
As the payout on a tie is 8 to 1 you could win £20,000 on a single deal. Most people however prefer to play for much lower stakes and there are plenty of games with minimum bets of £0.50 or even lower. That is one of the beauties of the game; it is so versatile.