Baccarat is one of the oldest games played for several centuries in different countries of the world. Today, interest in it has not dried up, it is represented in all casinos in the world, as well as in popular online casinos. The goal of the game is to collect up to nine points, but not more. The player with the most points wins.
Points are calculated according to the following principle:
- all pictures (jacks, queens, kings) – 0 points;
- aces – 1 point;
- all cards with a numerical value have the same number of points (four – 4 points, eight – 8 points).
Since two cards are dealt to each hand, the ten-digit number is subtracted when a two-digit number is received. For example, on hands 9, 9, total is 18 points, subtract 10 and get 8 points.
The game starts after the players have placed their bets. Bets can be placed on the fields: Dealer, Player or Draw. The winner is the one with the highest number at showdown.
On the basis of the received cards, the players decide to take another card or not.
Basic rules for drawing cards:
- the number of points from zero to five – take a card;
- the number of points from six to seven – do not take;
- number of points from eight to nine – do not take (strong combination).
After all the players have made their choice (settled on two cards or bought an additional card), the cards are revealed, and the players who have a higher number of received cards than the dealer win.
Winning bets are paid 1 to 1, but when betting on the field Draw and the player wins, he is paid the winnings at the rate of 8 to 1.
Baccarat has been popular for many centuries for its simplicity, accessibility and gambling, as it does not require special knowledge and skills, all that is required from the player is to correctly calculate his chances, in this case he has very high chances of winning, because each player goes to casino to win.