Baccarat (also known as Baccara or Bakkarat)
In Baccarat players face off against each other with two to three cards. The player or players whose number of points comes closest to 9 wins. The card values are:
- Ace: 1 point
- Ten, Face Cards (Jack, Queen, King): 0 Points
- 2-9: face value (2-9 Points)
The points are added and if the total value of the cards amounts to more than 10, the first digit is not counted (or in other words, 10 in subtracted from the total value). This means that if you receive, for example, an 8 and a 4 (12 points), this would only count as 2 points, as the tens place is not taken into account. This way, the highest possible number remains 9.In most online casinos such as Jackpot Capital, users play against the house. Sign up at Jackpot Capital via BonusBonusBonus now, and receive a fantastic welcome bonus. Hit the target. Win the jackpot. Be the winner.
Baccarat is played in most online casinos with eight decks of 52 cards and with six decks in the majority of live casinos. The dealer (croupier) is known as the “Chef de partie” or “Tailleur” in Baccarat and in live casinos, he or she usually has a so-called “Changeur” who exchanges chips. The most popular live casino baccarat variations are Baccara chemin de fer and Baccara banque which also have their own variations. The dealer shuffles the cards, puts them in the Baccarat Shoe passes it to the next player on the right. This player becomes the banker (Banquier) and gives his or her bet to the dealer. The rest of the players place their bets against the banker, who remains the banker until he or she loses. When this occurs, the bank is passed to the next player. Players can also reject being the banker and pass the Baccarat Shoe directly to the following player. The banker deals the first card to the player who bet the highest amount (Ponte). In Baccara chemin de fer, the banker then plays against this player and in Baccara banque he or she plays against two players, one from each half of the table. Once the banker and Ponte have both received two cards, the player can request a third card in order to come closer to the maximum of 9 points. The following Baccarat rules apply to online Baccarat and are a simplified version of that played in live casinos. At online Baccarat tables, the rules are typically:
- If the player already has 6, 7, 8 or 9 points, the bank does not receive a third card.
- The banker only receives a third card if his or her first two cards count as less than five points and the player has at least six points. If the player received a third card, the bank draws a card according to the following rules:
|Total Value of Both of the Bank’s Cards||Player’s Third Card|
| 0, 1, 2, 3||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|4||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|5||4, 5, 6, 7|
|6|| 6, 7|
If the first two cards add up to a score of 8 or 9 (“natural”), this hand wins as a “natural winner” automatically, unless it is beat by a higher “natural winner” (such as a 9 beating an 8 or the player with the highest card wins). Players do not bet against themselves directly, rather on the outcome of each round. This means that players can bet on the following outcomes:
- Banker’s hand (payout 1:1 minus 5% commission, meaning 0.95:1)
- Player’s hand (payout 1:1)
- Tie (payout 8:1 / 9:1)
- Banker’s hand and Tie
- Player’s hand and Tie
Exactly where and when Baccarat was invented may remain a mystery. Some claim it came from Naples in the 16th century and owes its name to a Neapolitan dialect in which ‘Baccara’ means zero. However, there is a city in France named Baccarat, from which the name of the game could also have originated. Recent research shows that Baccarat probably did not emerge until the 19th century.