Baccarat

Baccarat Basics
Baccarat Rules
Baccarat Strategy

Baccarat is an extremely easy game to understand and the basic form of this game involves a “player” and “banker” that both receive two cards each. The aim is to achieve a “point” of 9 or less than 9, which is also known as a pip count, and the bettor that has a higher hand wins. Other bettors present at the baccarat table place their bets on who they think might win, or even if the game ends on a tie.

Screenshot of Online Baccarat
Screenshot of Online Baccarat from GoCasino

The game usually follows a standard set of rules although there are several exciting variations in Baccarat.

The Baccarat table looks like an hour glass and there are seven betting positions marked on each of the short ends. Two dealers along with a caller can stand close to the table thanks to indents present at the center of the long edges.

All bets and chips present at one end of the table are managed by the corresponding dealer. The caller instructs bettors on placing bets either on the player, the banker, or on a tie. There are numbered boxes for commission chips placed before the dealers that correspond to the number of bettors.

The game of Baccarat starts when one of the bettors at 1st position on the table deals the cards and the shoe passes on in a clockwise position to the next person. The person with the shoe turns into the banker and deals the cards until he loses any hand or does not want to play, in which case, the shoe is passed on to the bettor on his right.