BACCARAT

Baccarat

Objective: Baccarat is a card game where players and the banker aim to get a total hand value as close to 9 as possible. Players try to predict which hand will win: the player's hand, the banker's hand, or a tie.

Card Values: The card values are as follows:

Ace: 1 point 2 to 9: Face value 10, Jack, Queen, King: 0 points

Game Flow:

The game typically starts with two cards dealt to both the player and the banker. The cards are dealt face down.

If the total value of the cards is 10 or above, only the second digit is considered. For example, the total value of 12 is 2.

If the total value of the player's or banker's hand in the first two cards is 8 or 9, it's called a "natural," and no additional cards are drawn. In this case, the natural hand wins.

If the total value of the player's or banker's hand is not 8 or 9, players or the banker decide whether to draw an additional card.

Players who want to draw a card say "hit." If the total value of the hand reaches 9 after drawing a card, it's called "baccarat."

If the banker's total value is 2 or less, the banker always draws a card. If the total value is 3, the banker draws a third card, except when the player's third card is an 8. In other cases, whether the banker draws a third card depends on the total value of the third card.

The winning hand is the one closest to a total value of 9. In the case of a tie, players and the banker receive their bets back.

Betting Options:

Player: Betting on the player's hand to win. If the player's hand wins, the bet is paid at a 1:1 ratio.

Banker: Betting on the banker's hand to win. If the banker's hand wins, the bet is usually paid at a 1:1 ratio, although the payout ratio may vary due to the commission paid by the casino.

Tie: Betting on the player and banker hands to have the same total value. In the event of a tie, the bet is usually paid at odds of 8:1 or 9:1.