How to Play Baccarat


Baccarat is a casino game played with cards and is considered one of the most exciting and popular games in casinos. The game is popular because it is very simple to play and can be a great way to make money in the casino.

There are five different types of bets that can be made during a game of baccarat. These include the Banker’s Bet, Player’s Bet, Tie Bet, Super Six Bet and Pair Bet. The Banker’s Bet and the Player’s Bet have a House Edge of 1.36 percent and 1.17 percent respectively, while the Tie Bet has a 14.1 percent edge in favor of the casino.

The game is played with a number of standard 52-card decks that are shuffled together and then dealt out. The cards are ranked from highest to lowest and each card has a value. Aces carry a value of one, while the face cards and 10s are worth zero points.

When the total of the first two cards is 8 or 9, the hand is deemed a “natural.” This is an automatic win. If neither hand contains a natural, additional cards are drawn to decide the winner.

A third card is then drawn, and if the total of this is 9 for the Banker’s or the Player’s hand, the first of these cards is placed on the Player’s hand. This is a natural win and the player’s bets are paid out.

If the total of the third card is not 9 for either the Banker or the Player hand, it is called a tie. The tie bet is a great bet to place on because it has a 8-to-1 payout. This bet is also known as a “natural” bet because it has an excellent chance of winning.

The game is usually played with a six- or eight-deck shoe and the players sit in front of the dealer. In the United States, casinos use $100 bills for this game. In Europe, high-denomination chips are used instead.

To start the game, each player must place a bet. The bets must be on the Player or Banker hand. The player must then wait for the dealer to deal out two cards to each side. Then each player will be given a turn to look at the Banker’s or Player’s two cards. If a player is unsure which hand to bet on, they can choose to call ‘carte’ or ‘non’ and then the dealer will deal out the second card.

Once all the bets have been placed, the dealer will deal out two more cards to the Banker and one more card to the Player. If the Player’s or Banker’s hand is still a tie, it will be eliminated and no more cards will be drawn.

In the case of a winning Banker’s hand, the player must pay a 5% commission. This reduces the house edge slightly and increases the amount of money that is won by those who correctly forecast a banker’s hand.