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Baccarat

Baccarat

It's all about making one important decision, Player or Banker? Choose which side you're on and watch the cards as they're dealt.

A Baccarat hand is called 'coup', and can have three possible outcomes: Player, Banker and Tie. Once you've chosen the outcome you want to back, the cards are dealt. The side which is closer to 9 wins and a new game begins!

The number cards (from 2 to 9) are worth their face value in Baccarat, with Tens, Jacks, Queens and Kings being worth zero and Aces are worth 1 point. Hand scores are calculated by taking the right-most digit of the total of the cards. So, a hand consisting of a 3 and 4 is worth 7 but a hand of 7 and 8 is worth 5 (because the total of the cards is 15, and the right-most digit of the total is 5). The highest possible hand value in Baccarat is 9. In the game, a "Baccarat" refers to anything with a value of zero; in a hand of Queen, 3 and 7, the Queen is a Baccarat and the total hand value is also a Baccarat.

For each coup two cards are dealt face up to each hand, starting with the Player position. If either the Player or the Banker position or both achieve a total of 8 or 9, the coup is finished and the result is announced: Player wins, Banker wins, or the coup is a tie. If neither hand totals eight or nine, the game follows fixed rules to determine what happens next. Rules are first applied to the Player position, and then the Banker position based on the value of any card drawn to the Player. The coup is then finished, the outcome is announced and winning bets are paid out.

Drawing Rules

If neither the Player nor Banker is dealt a total of 8 or 9 in the first two cards, the following rules are applied, firstly the Player's rule, then Banker's.

Player's rule:

If Player has an initial total of 0-5, he draws a third card. If Player has an initial total of 6 or 7, he stands.

Banker's rule:

If the Player had stood with only two cards, the Banker acts according to the same rule as Player, so would draw a third card with 0-5 and stands with 6 or 7.

If the Player drew a third card, the Banker acts according to the following rules:

  • If Player drew 2 or 3, the Banker draws with 0 to 4, stands with 5 to 7.
  • If Player drew 4 or 5, the Banker draws with 0 to 5, stands with 6 to 7.
  • If Player drew 6 or 7, the Banker draws with 0 to 6, stands with 7.
  • If Player drew an 8, the Banker draws with 0 to 2, stands with 3 to 7.
  • If Player drew an ace, 9, 10, or face-card, the Banker draws with 0 to 3, stands with 4 to 7.

The coup then ends and the winner is decided.

As well as choosing which side to bet on, we also offer a great range of Baccarat side bets which pay up to 25 to 1! Place bets from as little as L1 and side bets from just 10 pence.

How To Play Baccarat:

  • Click on a chip of desired value to select it.
  • Click on the Player, Banker or Tie areas on the table to place your bet there. Every click increases the bet by the value of the selected chip. Select another chip if you wish to increase the bet by some other amount. To decrease your bet, right-click on the bet to decrease it by the value of the selected chip. You can place several chips into several areas at the same time.
  • In addition to regular Baccarat bets the game includes side bets. Click on the Player Pair, Banker Pair, Perfect Pair, Either Pair, Big and Small areas on the table to place your bet there. A description of each side bet can found in the Side Bets section below.
  • The minimum and maximum bet limits for each bet position are dependent on your VIP level. Click the Limits button at the upper corner of the game window to open a table that shows your bet limits.
  • Click the Deal button.
  • Cards are now dealt to the Player and Banker according to Baccarat rules and the game result is displayed.
  • Click New Game if you wish to play again. Place your bets as described above and click Deal. You can also click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round.

Side bets

A side bet is a wager you can make beyond the regular game bets on Player, Banker or Tie. The following is a description of the available side bets:

Player Pair / Banker Pair / Either Pair / Perfect Pair / Big / Small

The side bet rules are the following:

  • The Player Pair, Banker Pair side bets win according to the payout table if the first two cards dealt to the respective hand form any pair on that hand, for example a 5 of Spades and a 5 of Diamonds.
  • The Either Pair side bet wins according to the payout table if the first two cards on either the Banker or the Player hand (or both) form any pair on that hand.
  • The Perfect Pair side bet wins according to the payout table if the first two Player or Banker cards form a pair of the same suit, for example a pair of 7 of Diamonds.
  • The Big side bet wins according to the payout table if the total number of cards dealt between Player and Banker is 5 or 6.
  • The Small side bet wins according to the payout table if the total number of cards dealt between Player and Banker is 4.
  • The side bet is not associated with the regular game bets. You can wager a regular game bet on the Player position but a side bet on the Banker Pair, and vice versa.
  • You can also place side bets without placing any regular bets.

Buttons:

Deal

Deal out the cards.

New Game

Start a new game round.

Rebet

Place the same bet as in the previous round.

Clear Bets

Clear the table of previous bets.

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