If you are a core gambling fan, then you must have heard of Baccarat, which is one of the most popular types of gambling games. Also, you would be surprised to know that it has been featured in many movies and made its way into the most popular games.

But just like all other gambling games, Baccarat hast its own playing rules and strategies; let us dive into the subject and discuss how you can get through the Baccarat in the best manner.

Types of Baccarat

The game baccarat has been in existence for a very long time, centuries if you consider. And along those years, different types of Baccarat has originated. However; the most popular and most famous types are as follows:

1. Baccarat Chemin de Fer:

Baccarat Chemin de Fer is referred to as the original type of Baccarat, and the game is more famous in France. And that is one of the reasons why you would not find this game any other place but France. Also, it is quite rare if you could happen to find this virtually in America. Rules of this type are not much conventional.

2. Baccarat Banque:

This variation of Baccarat is found in some of the European casinos; this is almost as same as the Chemin de Fer, however; the main difference of this type has the role of the banker, in which the banker is the player with the highest money to bet.

3. Punto Banco: 

Another name of Punto Banco is Nevada Baccarat, which is also known as American Baccarat. This is solely a game of chance. You do not require any skill or strategy to pursue this one. The real excitement of the game is that it depends upon luck.

Pre-defined rules are applied, which you can consider another good reason why it is very popular. So, people who just want to test their luck can try playing the Punto Banco version of Baccarat.

Another best thing about Punto Banco is that it can be found online, in online gambling games; Punto Banco is more likely to be found.

Rules and guidelines for Baccarat

Let us talk about the rules Punto Banco version of the baccarat game; we can categorize it into two furthermore types, which are larger table and smaller table.

The table, which is large, can have up to 14 players at any time; cards are always shuffled up by the dealer and then given to the players. They take clockwise.

But make sure you know in online gambling small table setup is taken place; in a small table set up shuffling of cards and dealing is done via casino.

In Baccarat, Ace has a value of one point, whereas the cards from two to nine have the face value. Jacks, queens, tens, and queens have the value of zero. And the color does not mean any importance.

The game Baccarat is simulated with six decks of cards and can also be played using eight decks of cards. But it does not include any jokers. The winning odds are determined in a thousandth of a percent.

The interesting thing is the betting; the game is started by a bet placement; you can also choose to bet on banker/ Banco, the player /Punto, or you can bet on a tie.

Bet must take place before your first card is shown. However, as we mentioned earlier, the game totally depends on luck. So is the result. So, you can take the Baccarat for spinning reel or as throwing the dices.

After the placement of bets, the player and the banker are dealt with two of the cards. And according to rules winner has a 9 or 8 score. The situation is known as “natural.”

Another interesting rule is that if the player has a value or score which is more than 9, like ten, then the second number would be considered, and the first digit would be discarded.

So, for example, having ten means 0 is the value. Having 13 regards to have a value of 3, so if the player has value 13, it will only leave you with value three at hand.

The third case is a little difficult, that is, if none of the players, that is, neither banker nor player receives the natural hand with a total of 9 or 8 in the first two cards, then the third can have strict conditions to be dealt.

Some rules worth noting:

  • Upon playing, if a player gets a starting value of 6 or 7 in total, he would stand, and the banker would draw a third card, but it applies only if the banker has 0 to 5 in total.
  • If a player gets a starting value from 0 to 5, he can draw the third card, but a banker would also draw the third card. However, this actually depends upon the value of the third card of the player, and on the other hand, it also depends upon the starting total of the banker.
  • If the banker has a total of 0, 1, or 2 value, then the banker shall always go for the third card.
  • If the banker has three as total, then the banker can draw a third card unless the player value reaches eight or is an 8. And vice versa for the player.
  • If the banker has a total of 4, then the banker can draw a third card, unless the player’s third card is 0, 1,8, or 9.
  • If the banker’s total amount is 5, then the banker can draw the third card, but that player’s card should have a total of 4, 5, 6, or 7.
  • If the banker has a total of 6, then the banker can draw the third card only if the player has a total value of 6 or 7.
  • Finally, if a banker gets 7, the banker can stand and does not try to draw a third card.

Make sure you know these rules so you can play better and know what is going on; even if you do not know, the computer manipulates it for you. But knowing the rules are worth it as they help you in playing and making a better decision.

Some of these guidelines might be tricky yet worth noting down.