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How To Play And Win At Online Baccarat

Updated: Aug 16

You might think it's a complicated game. The game of Baccarat originated in France. You’ve probably seen James Bond even play it in the movies and not know what it’s actually happening. Baccarat is a game played on online casinos.


This is of those casino games with a reputation as being for the richest gamblers and that it usually scares of the average player, but nowadays more and more people are discovering that Baccarat is really good game for the small stakes player because it has a small advantage for the casino and it’s very simple to play. Some fancier online casinos will provide some large Baccarat tables that can hold up to 14 players, but most casinos offer a mini-Baccarat table which can seat up to a maximum of 8 players.

The game is pretty much played the same, exception being that all of the hands are being dealt out by the dealer and the cards are never touched by the players. Except for than that, the rules are basically the same. One difference might be that you’ll find that betting a minimum will be lower on a mini-Baccarat and it’s pretty easy to find a table with a minimum of 10$. The game is fairly simple to play and that is because due to the fact that the decision you have to make is the bet you want to make from the three available ones: player, banker or tie. It is a really exciting game and it’s really easy to learn. A usual game can end with 3 outcomes: the player wins, the banker wins or it can be a tie. You can either bet on the player’s or the banker’s hand. Before the cards are dealt by, the bets must always be placed.

The game always starts with a 2 cards being dealt from a shoe that contains 8 decks of cards. The first hand is dealt for to the player and the other one to the banker. A player or casino operator that is holding the shoe, slides one card and places it facing up in the Player's box on the table. The next card, the first of the Banker hand, is placed in the Banker's box on the table. The house then deals another Player card, then the second Banker card. The dealer's first round consists of two cards for both the Player and Banker. The values of the two cards in each hand are added together and the object of the game is to have a total as close to 9 as possible.

After the values of the first two cards are totalled, a third card can be drawn by either the player, the banker or both.

The decision as to whether or not a third card should be drawn is not decided by the dealer or the player, it is only decided by the rules of the game. So don’t be shy and jump right into it!

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