If you are looking to sit down on a casino table with little complexities and a lot of james bond-style gambling fun, baccarat is your go-to game.
Baccarat, also known as punto banco, is one of the oldest and most popular games in casinos all over the world. It is especially popular among high-rollers and Asian gamblers. Throughout SE Asia baccarat is the game of choice.
There are three possible outcomes—a player win, a banker win and a tie.
The object of Baccarat is to bet on one of two hands, the one you think will come closest to nine. Nine is the highest hand. Ten value cards have zero value. Aces always count as one. If the cards dealt total more than nine on either hand, they acquire the value of the second digit.
Example: 10=0 17=7 20=0 23=3.
Before cards are dealt, everyone places their bet on the side they think will win (banker or player). The dealer deals four cards alternately. Two are designated player cards; two are designated banker cards. The dealer announces the total of each hand and will call for a possible third card for either side. The winning side is announced, losing bets are collected and winning bets are paid.
There are two other bets called “pairs” and “tie.” On the “Pairs” bet, you are betting the first two cards on either the Banker or Player hands are a pair. If they are, you will be paid 11 for 1. On the “Tie” bet, you are betting that both the player and banker hands will tie. If they tie, you will be paid 8 for 1.
Mini-baccarat offers the same excitement and fun that baccarat does. The same rules apply as in Baccarat. In Mini-Baccarat, the dealer is the only person permitted to hold the cards.
We invite you to sit down at any of our Baccarat games where our dealers will be glad to show you the game and answer any further questions. Conveniently, there are also sheets at the table for you to keep track of your score.