Baccarat (or baccarat with a “t” in English) is generally played apart from other games in private rooms. Game intended for a certain elite, the players, are elegantly dressed there, and the minimum stakes at the table are high: here is a game intended for the jet-set.
In general, the size of the baccarat table is equivalent to that of a crap table, three croupiers taking care of managing the table, which can accommodate up to 12 players. Each player, including the distributing player, can choose to be on the side of the player or the bank. But generally, the player who distributes is on the side of the bank.
Course of a game
The player can bet either on the player (“player” in English), the bank (“bank” in English), or on a tie (“Tie” in English).
Two cards are dealt with the banker and the player.
The objective of baccarat is to get or get as close as possible to a hand in a total of 9 points with two or three cards.
- Value of baccarat cards
- Figures and ten are zero.
The other cards, from ace to nine, keep their face values.
When the sum of the card values is a two-digit number, the unit is kept.
Example: You have a card “4” and a card “8”: 4 + 8 = 12. Your hand, therefore, has a value of 2.
Payment of stakes
If your hand wins, you will be paid 1: 1: if you bet 10 euros, you win 10 euros and get the 10 euros of your bet.
If you bet on “equality,” you will win eight times your initial bet: if you bet 10 euros, you win 80 euros and get the 10 euros of your bet.
If you lose, you lose your bet.
“Peer” secondary bets
To win the “player” and “banker” side bets even, the total of the banker’s initial hand and that of the player must be an even number for each. To win the “Either pair” bet, one of the players or the banker must have a pair in his hand, which increases the possibility of winning.
The “Banker” and “Player” bonus bets are won if the respective participants win the game with a “natural” or if the final total is of a numerical value at least four higher for one, compared to the other participant. The ratios are adjusted according to the combinations of the hand.