Thursday, November 16, 2017

How To Play Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat

Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat

 are amongst the easiest casino
games to play but are often associated with the High Roller
players— James Bond’s favourite game.
The Basics
• We use six decks of in a card shoe to enable easy,
controlled dealing.
• The suits of the cards are irrelevant.
• Face cards and 10’s count as zero (’Baccarat’ pronounced
• Aces always count as one.
• When two cards are dealt and the total of the cards
equals more than nine, remove the first number of
the total. For example, if the Player's hand is a 9 and
a 6, the total is 15, which means your Baccarat hand
is 5.
• To even out the odds, the casino charges up to five
percent commission when a bet is placed on the
Banker and the Banker's hand wins. No commission
is charged on bets placed on the Players hand.
• In the event of a tie and no one bet on tie, the hand
is considered a ‘push’— all wagers are returned.
Game Play
• After shuffling the cards, the dealer asks a player to
cut the cards using the cut-card. The Cards are then
placed in the show. The dealer draws and shows the
first card. Further cards are drawn and burned according
to the value of the first card drawn (e.g. draw
‘3’, burn three further cards).
• Place your bet on either the section labelled Player,
the section labelled Banker (Dealer) or the section
labelled Tie.
• The game is started by dealing two cards for the
player hand and two cards for the bank hand. An initial
hand with a value of 8 or 9 is called a "natural."
• If either hand is a natural, its holder must expose it
and the game ends. Otherwise play continues, first
with the player hand and then with the banker hand.
• The winning hand is the one with a total of 9 or as
close to 9 as possible.
• Rules for the player hand: If the player's first two cards
total 6 or more, then the player must stand without
drawing a card. If the player's first two cards total 5 or
less, the player must draw one additional card.
• Rules for the banker hand: If the banker's first two cards
total 7 or more, then the banker must stand without
drawing a card. If the banker's first two cards total 0,
1, or 2, then the banker must draw one card. If the
banker's first two cards total 3, 4, 5, or 6, then
whether the banker draws is determined by the
whether the player drew, and if so the value of the
player's draw card, as shown by the table below.
N = Player took no card
Odds Summary
Player win — All player bets: 1:1 evens
Banker win — All bank bets 1:1 evens
 bank stores 5% of players win
Tie — All tie bets 8:1