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The aim of Online Baccarat is to bet on the house or players with cards that add up to a total of 9 or closer.

Getting Started with Online Baccarat

The object of online Baccarat is to wager on the house or player/s with accumulated cards that total closest to the number 9. These totals are calculated according to these card values:

Aces count as One. Card numbers from two until nine are known as face value and tens and face cards ( Jack, King, Queen) equal 0.

For example if you are dealt a 9 and a 7 the combined total is not 16, but indeed 6. If you receive a 3 and an 8, the total is not 11, but actually 1. If you are confused just remember that you can't have a combined number of two cards equaling more than 9. To put it another way, it is not possible to have a combination of cards with a combined total of more than 9. The perfect hand is one that totals 9 exactly. The number 8 is your 2nd best hand and together with a number 9, these 2 hands make up the two "natural" hands.

Online Baccarat Rules

The Rules of Online Baccarat are simple. Anywhere between 1 to 8 decks of cards are used. Counting cards are not an option. Single deck games even reshuffle the cards after every hand.

The game of Baccarat begins when the dealer deals 4 cards: 2 for the house and 2 for the player. If one or both sides equal 8 or 9 then it is known as a natural card and no more cards are given out. When both sides equal the same amount then it is a tie. If the house or the players cards don't equal a natural card then another card will be issued according to the Baccarat Rules which you will find below.

- House hand equals 7 or more - the house must stand.
- House hand equals 3, and the player's third card is anything other than an 8 as the player receives his cards always before the house - the house will hit.
- Hand equals 6 or higher - player must stand and will not receive extra cards.
- House hand equals 0, 1 or 2 - the house must take an additional card.
- House hand equals 5, and the player is dealt a 4, 5, 6, or 7 - the house will hit.
- Hand equals 5 or less - the player is dealt an extra card.
- House hand equals 4, and the player's 3rd card is anything but 1, 8, 9, or 0 the house will hit.

Finally, if the house hand equals 6, and the player's 3rd card is 6 or 7, the house will hit.

Tips of Baccarat

Baccarat can be known as a game of chance and not skill. Even though we have provided some tips that will help you in the right direction to become a better player. Take a look at the list below on the tips to help you better understand Baccarat.

1. The odds of winning a bet or a tie are the lowest of all other bets.

2. The 1st and 3rd cards go to the player hand. The 2nd and 4th cards go to the dealer.

3. Do not waste money on purchasing a baccarat system, it’s not worth it in the end.

4.Baccarat is a high limit game so if you are not a high roller take notice of the
tables you are playing at.

5. If a player wins on the banker bet, they must pay a 5% commission to the
house as the odds of the banker winning are a bit higher.

6. Make a note of your bets at the start of the game and look for any movements
which appear regularly. Pursuing the trends is a great strategy.

7. Quit while you’re ahead is probably the best tip available!


Last Updated 16 April 2014
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