Baccarat is a classic casino card game that first originated in Europe. The object of the game is to reach a card count total that is as close to 9 as possible. You have the option of betting on the Banker hand winning, the Player hand winning, or a tie between the two. Two cards are dealt to both the Player and the Banker, and depending upon the total value of the cards *(see table below), a third card might be dealt
How To Play
For each hand, the card values are added. Only the last digit of the card total is used, so the hands all have values between 0 and 9. For example, a 2, 3, 9 would be counted as 4, not 14.
If the first two cards of either hand total 8 or 9, the hand is declared a 'natural' and both hands stand. If only one hand has a natural, it automatically wins. If both hands are naturals and of the same value, the hands tie, else the hand with a 9 wins over the hand with an 8.
If the Player's first 2 cards total 6 or more, then the Player will not be dealt any additional cards. If the Player's first 2 cards total 5 or less, the Player will be dealt one additional card.
If the Player stands, then the Banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
If the Banker's first 2 cards total 7 or more, then the Banker will not be dealt an additional card. If the Banker's first 2 cards total 0, 1, or 2, then the Banker will be dealt an additional card. If the Banker's first 2 cards total 3, 4, 5, or 6, the decision of whether the Banker will be dealt another card is determined by whether the Player was dealt a third card, and what the value of that card was.