Rules for the game of baccarat
The stages in a game of baccarat
A game of baccarat has 5 main parts. The first is the one in which the player places his bet on one of the three possible choices: player, bank and a tie. Following this stage, the player receives two cards as does the dealer. Then a calculation is made of the player’s and the dealer’s total points. Depending on the result of this calculation the dealer will either give the player and himself a third card or not. At the end of this last stage there is a final count of the points to discover who has won the game and which is the winning bet.
Bets in the game of baccarat
Bets are an integral part of the game of baccarat. The aim of the game is to win the bet that the player placed at the beginning of the game. This bet has three parts: a bet on the player’s victory, a bet on the dealer’s victory and a bet on a tie. The player wins when his bet matches the result of his game against the dealer. The amount of the winnings is variable depending on each bet. With a winning bet on the player he wins twice his bet. By betting on the dealer he can win 1.95 times his bet. By betting on a draw he can win 9 times his bet.
Counting points in baccarat
Counting the points is a rule particular to baccarat. The game is played with a normal deck of 52 cards. The cards have the following values: 1 for the ace, 10 for the face cards and the 10 and the number on the card for 2 to 9. To calculate the total points one just has to add up the points of the player’s cards. When this number is greater than 9 one eliminates the tens and the final total of the points is the units. Therefore a total of 14 points corresponds finally to a total of 4 points.