Baccarat Rules

Learn the Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat is played on a large table usually seating 12 people. An interactive and exciting game, Baccarat, played “Asian Style”, has the house dealing the cards and the Players turning them over.

Mini-Baccarat

The game of Mini-Baccarat originates from its larger and older predecessor Baccarat. The game is played on a Blackjack sized table with up to 7 Players and unlike Baccarat; Players do not touch the cards. The drawing rules of Mini-Baccarat are the same as Baccarat.

Midi-Baccarat

As with Mini-Baccarat, Midi-Baccarat originates form Baccarat. The game is played on an over-sized Blackjack table with up to 9 Players. Depending on the game type being offered, Players may have the option to touch the cards. The drawing rules of Midi-Baccarat are the same as Baccarat.

Objective

The object of Baccarat is to bet on which hand will have the highest value. The highest hand in Baccarat is 9 and the lowest is 0. Tens, Jacks, Queens and Kings are counted as zero, an Ace counts as one, and all the other cards count as their face value. When totaling the cards on each hand, only the right hand number of the total figure is used to determine the hand’s value.

Playing Baccarat

Bets are placed, then a total of four cards are dealt. The first and third are the Player’s hand and the second and fourth are the Banker’s hand. Once the initial cards are dealt and exposed, the Dealer announces the totals for each hand and additional cards are then drawn in accordance with the Third Card Rules. (A maximum of one additional card may be dealt to either hand).
You may have three betting options in Baccarat. You can bet that the Player’s hand will win, that the Banker’s hand will win, or that both will tie. If you win with a bet on either the Banker’s or the Player’s hand, your bet will be paid at 1 to 1 odds (even money).
If you win with a bet on the Banker’s hand, you will be charged a 5% commission on your winnings. If both hands tie, neither hand wins or loses, but if you have a wager on the tie, you win 8 to 1!

Third Card Rules

When Player’s first two cards total:

  • 0-1-2-3-4-5 Player draws a card
  • 6-7 Player stands
  • 8-9 Natural, neither hand draws a third card

When Banker’s first two cards total:

  • 0-1-2 Banker draws unless Player shows a natural 8 or 9

When Banker’s first two cards total:

  • 3 Bank draws if Player’s third card is 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9
    Bank stand when Player’s third card is 8
  • 4 Bank draws if Player’s third card is 2-3-4-5-6-7 
    Bank stand when Player’s third card is 0-1-8-9
  • 5 Bank draws if Player’s third card is 4-5-6-7
    Bank stands when Player’s third card is 0-1-2-3-8-9
  • 6 Bank draws if Player’s third card is 6-7
    Bank stands when Player’s third card is 0-1-2-3-4-5-8-9
  • 7 Stands
  • 8-9 Natural Numbers – neither hand draws a third card
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