Baccarat

The Players

Quite a lot of players can participate in the Baccarat game. In live casinos there are Baccarat tables that can accommodate 12-14 players or in the mini variant for 7-9 players, so-called Mini Baccarat. However, players have no influence on how many cards are drawn in the Baccarat game. This is the sole responsibility of the dealer, who acts according to strict Baccarat rules. In front of each player there is an area on the table divided into three fields: Banker, Player, Tie. The player bets whether the banker or the player wins or whether there is a tie, and otherwise has no control over the game. Baccarat is a game of chance, where it is not a matter of a player’s skills, but purely of his luck to predict the correct outcome.

The play money

In the game of Baccarat, the wager is called chips or tokens and replaces real money. Players can play with as many chips as their bankroll allows. The different denominations of game chips are distinguished by different colors. When playing Baccarat online, the amounts are only displayed visually, using virtual chips.

The Baccarat Console

Baccarat, like many of the classic casino games, is also played at a special semi-circular gaming table. Players take a seat at the round side of the table and usually each seat has a number. In front of each player there are three fields printed on the table: Player (also called Player or Punto), Bank (also called Banco) and Tie. Online Baccarat sometimes has other betting fields printed on it, such as Pair Banker or Pair Player. This means that players can bet on whether the banker hand or the player hand will receive a pair of cards.

Baccara playing cards

Baccarat is played with ordinary decks of cards without jokers and usually 6 to 8 decks of cards are used in a game. The card values of baccarat differ from most other card games and are as follows:

The numbers 1 to 9 count towards the value shown on the playing card. The numbers 10 and the cards Jack, Queen and King count as 0. The ace counts as 1.

All decks of cards are in a box, also called a sledge. The dealer takes the playing cards from this box and distributes them to the Banker and Player boxes. If there are only seven playing cards left in the sledge, all the playing cards are put back together and shuffled again.

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The game of Baccarat is similar to the game of Roulette, in which each player plays on their own and bets on whether the banker’s hand or the player’s hand will win or the result is a tie. No player has any control over the cards dealt, as they are dealt according to strict rules. There are, however, variants that give players a little more influence, see Baccarat variants. Players who bet correctly receive a payout according to the rules. Players do not have to bet on every Baccarat round.

A baccarat hand can be a maximum of 9. A bet is won when either hand is closer to 9. If the combined score is higher than 10, 10 is simply subtracted from the total.

Baccara Einsatzmöglichkeiten

Am Baccara Tisch haben sich die Spieler beim Wetten an das Tischlimit zu halten.

Der Einsatz: Beim Baccara Spiel gibt es Minimum- und Maximaleinsätze, allgemein Tischlimits genannt. In echten wie auch in online Casinos stehen Spielern gewöhnlich verschiedene Baccara Tische mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Tischlimits zur Auswahl.

Der Einsatz im Baccara Spiel muss von jedem Spieler vor dem Austeilen der Karten platziert werden und kann im Laufe des Spiels nicht erhöht werden.

Winning odds

There are three different payouts:

  1. Player hand wins = 1:1
  2. Banker hand wins = 1:1 – 5 % commission (= 0,95)
  3. Tie wins = 8:1

If additional bets can be placed, such as pairs of the banker hand or the player hand, the payout is displayed on the table accordingly.

Baccarat Jargon

Chef de partie

English: Dealer
The one who manages the game chips.

Egalité

English: Tie

Equality of value between player and banco.

Punto

English: Player

Bet on the player.

Chef de partie

English: Dealer

The one who manages the game chips.

Egalité

English: Tie

Equality of value between player and banco.

Punto

English: Player

Bet on the player.

Baccarat Checklist

Since there are no playing tactics in baccarat, players can fill out a checklist, also called a road map, and note down their results. In this way, runs can be identified that may affect their own betting. In the online game, the checklist is automatically updated and always displayed to the player.

Baccarat variants

The Baccarat game has several variations, but they are hardly ever played. The most famous one is Chemin de fer. Other variants are called Baccara banque or Baccara à deux tableaux.

Especially the Varriante Chemin de fer has considerably more rules than the classic Baccara “Punto Banco”. Chemin de fer is occasionally still played in real casinos or elegant games at home and is much more demanding than the general Punto Banco game.

Mini or Midi Baccara is often offered in online casinos. They differ in the number of players allowed, how the cards are dealt and the table limit.