How to play classic Baccarat or online casinos

Baccarat is one of the classic casino board games, where the episodes can be placed both on the player and on the counter, trying to guess who will get the best hand.

Baccarat, or Banco Punto in its most widespread version, is essentially an extremely simple game, as the player does not have an active function in carrying out the game, but he only has to "predire" as the hand between that of the bench and that of the player It approaches more to the putty of 9.

Baccarat tables in the royal mess are quite large and allow multiple players (up to 14) to take part in the game at the same time.

The versions of Baccarat in the online casinos usually provide for the presence of a single player and the counter, except for some live versions in which the tables are shared by multiple players connected to webcam.

Baccarat rules: point, bench or draw

Let's see what the purpose of the game is and what are the values of the hands and the possible results of the games.

The purpose of the game

The purpose of the game is very simple: trying to guess which participant, between the player and the counter, will get the best hand, that is, the one with a score as close as possible to 9 (or bet on the tie of the two hands). In the event that a score was higher than 9, a dozen would be removed from this (for example, a 7 and an 8 produce a hand with a value 7+8-10 = 5).

The value of the cards

All cards from 2 to 9 maintain their value, the ace is worth 1, the figures and the 10 are worth 0 (zero). The seeds of the cards are irrelevant.

The possible episodes and the payment of the winnings

The episodes take place before the distribution of the cards. It can bet on the player (point), on the counter (bench) or on the draw of the two hands (tie or egalite '). The paid winnings are 8 to 1 for the draw and 1 to 1 for the point and for the counter. Sometimes the casino can consider 5% of the winning on the betting on the bench (i.e. the win is paid 19 to 20, "almost" the betting of the bet).
In some versions of Baccarat, it is also possible to bet on Punto-Pareggio and on the Banco-Pareggio, with variable winnings.

Carrying out a Baccarat match

The rules of the Banco Punto explained using the performance of a complete match as an example.

The performance of the game

Once the episodes were made, the performance of the Baccarat match follows a well determined scheme, in which the player does not actively participate:

At the beginning of the game, 2 covered cards are distributed to both the player and the counter. If one or both have made a score of 8 or 9 a "natural" has been obtained: in this case the cards are discovered and the game ends with the victory of the highest point or with a draw.

If neither of the two hands have obtained a natural, actions are performed based on the player's cards:

  • If the player has a total of 6 or 7 he does not receive other cards. In this case, if the counter has a score of less than 6 receives another card.
    If the score obtained with the initial distribution is 6-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-7 the game ends.
  • If the player does not have a total of 6 or 7 fishing a third card, whose value is added to the previous one.

If the game is not yet finished, we move on to the shift of the counter, which performs the following actions:

  • It is if the total of his hand is 7.
  • If the total of his hand is 6, fishing a card if the third card of the player is a 6 or 7.
  • If the total is 5, fishing a card if the third card of the player is a 4,5.6 or 7.
  • If the total is 4, fishing a card if the third card of the player is a 2.3,4,5,6 or 7.
  • If the total is 3, fishing a card if the third card of the player is not an 8 or 9.
  • If the total is 2, 1 or 0 fishing a card.

After the bank turn, the cards are shown and the hand approaching the most to the total score of 9 is the winning one.

Tips and strategies for the Banco Punto

Baccarat is a completely random game, which is why there are no strategies and systems to certainly win, but rather of the rules of conduct that reduce the risk of loss.

Don't bet on the draw

A first advice is not to bet on the tie: this bet includes a large margin of the Banco victory, which in the long term brings the player to an inevitable loss of money.

No mathematics

We recommend not to look for recursive patterns or try to resort to mathematical statistics to make their own episodes: regardless of the number of decks used in the game, there is no way to control the saving of the game, by the player and the mess.

Aiming on the desk is more likely but pays less

Finally, we remind you that the episodes on the counter have a small probability of being winning, but most of the mess applies a small withholding on the winnings made by betting on the hand of the counter.