- How to Play
- Game Controls
Baccarat is a demanding game, but once understood it proves to be one of the most enjoyable card games. The game is played with 6 decks of regular cards and the aim is to put together a hand that is as close to 9 as possible.
How to Play:
Our software is very user friendly, read this short guide and you’ll be ready to play in no time at all.
- First you must choose which chip value you wish to bet with. Do this by clicking on the corresponding chip at the bottom of the screen.
- You must then make you bet; the three options are “player”, “banker” or “tie”, simply click on the area of the betting board that displays the option you want. Each left-click will add one chip to the bet and each right-click will remove a chip. It is possible to place more than one chip in each area, however, if you want to remove the chips and the chosen chip value is higher than the total value of all the chips in the area, the total bet will be removed.
- Begin the game by clicking on “Deal”. The cards will then be dealt, the results displayed and the winners will be given their winnings.
- To play again click on “New Game”, if you wish to place the same bets as the previous round click on “Rebet”.
Use the following playing options in order to control the game of Baccarat via the software:
New Game This begins a new game Skip Turn Use in multi-player mode to skip your turn. Deal This deals the cards to the players Rebet This places the same bets as in the previous round.
You can control the game a lot faster, and more conveniently, by using the following buttons on your keyboard:
Tab Toggle between options on the screen. Enter Equivalent to clicking on the selected button. Number keys Can be used to select a chip, each key will select a different chip amount, the amount will depend on a players betting limits and can be changed. Spacebar This is the same as clicking on “Rebet”. Escape Exit the game and return to the lobby.
Read our simple explanation of the rules to Baccarat here and you’ll soon have the game under your control.
- The aim is the put together a hand that is as close to 9 points as possible.
- The cards are worth the following amounts: Ace = 1, 2 through 9 = their value, face cards and 10 = 0.
- If a hand is worth more than 10 then the ten digit is dropped to work out their final value, for example a hand consisting of 7 and 5 is worth 2 (7 + 5 = 12 take away the ten digit = 2).
- Each player is dealt two cards; a third card can only be dealt according to the Third Card Rules (see below). 6 decks of cards are used and they are all shuffled before each round and dealt from a shoe.
- The player whose hand is closest in value to 9 points wins the round.
- If a player bets on the player and then wins they are awarded 2:1 in winnings.
- If a player bets on the banker and the banker wins the player is awarded 2:1 in winning but must pay a 5% commission to the casino.
- If the “player” and “banker” tie then bets are returned, unless the player bet on the outcome being a tie in which case they are awarded a payout of 9:1.
Third Card Rules:
A third card may be dealt to a player if their first two cards add up to a certain amount of points. This is explained in the chart below:.
Total value of player's first two cards: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 A third card is dealt. 6 - 7 No third card is dealt. 8 - 9 “Natural hand”, no further cards dealt.
The banker will draw a third card depending on whether or not the player does and with what values they do it. This is explained in the chart below:
Total value of player's first two cards: Banker draws if player's third card value is: Banker doesn't drawif player's third cardvalueis: 0 - 1 - 2 Always draws a card. 3 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 9 8 4 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 0 - 1 - 8 - 9 5 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 8 - 9 6 6 - 7 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 9 7 Always stands. 8 - 9 Player cannot draw. Player cannot draw.
If either the player or the banker has a hand worth 8 or 9 then both stand, this rule takes priority over all others.