Baccarat is the oldest of all games played in modern casinos. The objective of the game is to predict which of the two hands (Banker or Player) that are about to be dealt will be closer to having a value of 9.

In the baccarat game, the player competes against the banker. Wagers are placed in the Tie, Banker and Player areas shown on the table. Baccarat is played using eight 52-card decks. Each wager placed is treated as a separate wager against the banker. Two hands of cards are dealt, one for the Player and one for the Banker. Each hand will contain either two or three cards.

How To Play Baccarat

A player can put his wager on any of these options.: Player (meaning the player's hand wins), Banker (meaning the banker's hand wins) or Tie (meaning both hands get the similar total). Two hands are dealt and you wager which hand will win (or a tie). If Tie wins, the Player and Banker bets are returned, and the Tie bets are paid 8:1, in most land and internet casinos.

Used in this game is a 52-card deck. The baccarat cards 2-9 has the similar worth of its face worth, while Aces have a worth of 1 and 10s, Js, Qs, Ks are worth 0. The hand value is obtained by adding the cards' value and then disregarding the tens digit. The highest hand value is 9.

Both the Player and the Banker are dealt with two cards first. If any hand has a total of 8 or 9, it is called a Natural, and instantly wins the round except if the other has also a natural. The hand with the higher value wins, or if both are equivalent, the round is a tie.

If there is no natural, the game will go on by determining whether the hand should stand or should draw a third card. If the hand value has a total of 5 or less, a third card must be dealt. If it is 6 or 7, the hand will stand. The hand with the higher total will win, or if both hands are equal, the Tie bet wins.