How To Play
Baccarat is a very simple game, and it will take you just a few minutes to learn how to play. The basic aim of the game is to build a hand of cards that is as close in value to nine as possible.
There are just three possible bets, you can bet on the Player’s Hand, the Banker’s Hand or a Tie. After you have placed your bet, the Player and the Banker positions receive two cards each. When playing Baccarat the face cards and Tens are all worth 0 and the other cards are worth their face value. When you add your cards up then you only pay attention to the final digit, for example if you have a 7 and an 9 then your hand is worth 6, not 16.
There are complicated rules controlling when a third card is dealt to the player or the dealer. The computer will handle this automatically so you do not need to worry about the details, but if you want to learn more about it then you can find the ‘Third Card Rules’ within the game.
Once all the cards have been dealt the winning hand is determined. The Player and Banker bets both pay at 2:1, while a tie pays at 8:1.
Baccarat offers a number of side bets that you can place to win even more, the Player Pair, Banker Pair, Perfect Pair, Either Pair, Big and Small side bets
The Player Pair and Banker Pair bets payout if the first two cards dealt to a hand form a pair, for example the 4 of Clubs and the 4 of Hearts. This bet pays out at 11:1 The Either Pair side bet pays out if either the Banker’s or the Player’s first two cards form a pair, it pays at 5:1. The Perfect Pair bet pays out if the first two cards dealt to the Player or the Banker form a pair of the same suit, for example two 5 of Diamonds. It pays at 25:1.
The Big side bet pays out if the total number of cards dealt between the Player and Banker is 5 or 6, it pays at 0.54:1. The Small side bet pays out of the total number of cards dealt between the Player and Banker is 4, it pays at 1.5:1.
You can bet on these side bets regardless of whether you have placed a Player, Banker or Tie bet.