Stepping up from Slots
If you love casinos online and off but only play slots and want more excitement, it may be time to step up your game. Baccarat may sound very confusing but honestly this betting game is much easier than any other card game you can play at any casino online or offline.
You may remember seeing James Bond playing Baccarat in movies stepping up and playing this game and then believe the game is only for high rollers or those that are sophisticated and know card games. The truth is there is no knowledge needed at all to play this excellent game but is certainly a bit more exciting than a slot machine.
The idea of online Baccarat is the same as the offline game which is to bet on the largest hand. The game play in its simplest form. The game is played with six decks. Two hands are dealt one named player and the other banker; however, actually this has nothing at all to do with the game. These are just names so you will be able to bet. Those playing the game will bet on the banker, the player, or if they believe it will be a tie.
All numbers are face value except for the face cards which are 0 and the Ace which is 1. The face value of the cards are added up; however, the only number that really counts is the number on the right. So, if you add up the cards and you have 14, the real total is 4.
Understanding the game
If the first two cards total between 0 and 5 another card will be drawn for the player while if the cards total 6 to 9 the player will stand. The bankers draw-ability is a bit different as it goes by the players 3rd card.
If the dealers cards total 1 or 2, the banker will automatically draw no matter what card is drawn for the player. If the bankers cards total 3, the banker will draw a card if the players 3rd card was any card between 1 and 10 except for the number 8 which will cause the banker to stand. If the banker has 4 he will draw if the player draws a card that is not a 1, 8, 9, or 10 at which time he will stand. For a total of 5 the banker will draw another card if the player’s 3rd card is a 4, 5, 6, or 7 and will stand on any other card. For a total of 6, the banker will draw another card if the player’s 3rd card is a 6 or 7 and will stand on any card. If the total for the banker is 7, 8, or 9 the banker will stand.
Of course, you do not really need to know any of this as the dealer will do all the work, all you must do is bet on which hand you believe will win, knowing that the highest number will always be 9.