How To Play Online Baccarat

For beginners who are new to baccarat, and are afraid of playing it live in the casino, then online baccarat is the perfect tool to help them get the knack of the game. Just simply install the baccarat software, log in and understand the rules of the game. The game is quite simple. The player needs to place a bet on the player, banker or tie. Two hands are dealt; one is for the banker and the other for the player. The hand that is closest to nine wins.

It is important to understand the card values in baccarat. The cards that worth zero are the tens, jacks, queens and kings; aces are worth one; and the numbered cards are worth their face value. Hand value is limited to 10 so if the value of the dealt cards is over, 10 is subtracted from the total.

The third card rule states that no hand gets more than 3 cards. The third card rule follows after the first two cards are dealt. The hand is declared a tie when both player and banker have equal hands. If either the player or banker has a card value of 8 or 9 after the first two cards, no card will be dealt on either hand. If the banker’s hand on the first two cards is 0 to 7, the player draws according to the third card rule.

If the player’s hand is equal to 0 to 5, another card is dealt. If the hand is equal to 6 or 7, no card is dealt. And if the hand is equal to 8 or 9, the hands stand.

If the banker’s hand is equal to 0 to 2, then he gets an additional card. If the banker’s hand is equal to 3 to 6, the player’s third card will dictate if the banker should draw or stand. If the dealer’s hand is 7, then he stands.

These are the Baccarat Payoffs: A bet on the banker pays 1 to 1 A bet on the player pays 1 to 1 A bet on the tie pays 8 to 1

Mastering online baccarat is a surefire ticket to success when a player decides to go for the real thing in Vegas. He must remember, though, that there are only two real strategies in baccarat. One is to always bet on the banker and the other one is to follow the streaks.