How To Play Baccarat (Punto Banco)

How To Play Baccarat (Punto Banco)


Hello and welcome to the Droid Slot’s guide
to playing Baccarat, also known as Punto Banco.
In this guide, we’ll be looking at online
baccarat, which is slightly different and
more streamlined than real life baccarat.
We’ll point out the differences as they
arise, but for now let’s get to the meat
of the rules.
Players start by betting Player, Banker or
standoff. The dealer then gives 2 cards to
both the banker and the player. The object
of the game is bet on whose hand you think
will have the highest value, the banker or
the player. Standoff is betting that player
and banker values will be tied.
Betting on banker in a casino requires you
to give up a 5% commission since the banker
has an advantage over an 8 deck game, but
in online baccarat, the RNG removes this advantage,
so no extra commission is taken.
All face cards and tens, have no value. Numbered
cards less than 10 are worth their value and
Aces are always worth 1.
When it comes to scoring, only single digit
totals are counted. If you had a selection
of cards that added up to 15, the total would
only be counted as 5. If your hand was worth
23, it would be counted as 3 instead.
After the initial 2 cards have been dealt,
a third card may be dealt to either or both
players if the a third card rule is met. These
rules are somewhat complex but luckily this
process is automatic.
To help you follow along here are the third
card rules for the player and banker.
The player will draw a third card if:
The player’s total is less than or equal
to 5
The bank draws a third card if:
The bank’s total is 2 or less.
If the bank’s total is 3, then the bank
draws a card, unless the player has a third
card that was an 8.
If the bank’s total is 4, then the bank
draws a third card, unless the player’s
third card was a 0,1,8 or 9.
If the bank’s total is 5, then the bank
draws a third card if the player’s third
card was also a 4,5,6 or 7.
If the bank’s total is 6, then the bank
draws a third card if the player’s third
card was also a 6 or 7.
If either the player or the bank have a total
of 8 or 9 on the first two cards, then no
further cards are drawn. The resulting hand
is called a natural and the hand is over immediately.
If the player doesn’t draw a third card,
then the bank’s hand stands on 6 or more,
so therefore the banker may take a third card
on a total of 5 or less.
The rules for the third card are pretty complicated,
but the basic rules to when a third card can
be drawn is based on the initial draw value
and the value of the player’s third card.
Playing online baccarat means that this happens
automatically and you don’t have to think
about it, but it’s good to know why a third
card is appearing.
In terms of payout, any win pays out 1:1,
whether the bank or the player wins. However,
Standoff’s payout at 8:1 due to their increased
rarity. If there is a tie while no bet is
placed on standoff, then the bet is pushed
and no money is lost or won.
Fundamentally the game is a guessing game
between 3 options, but that uncertainty makes
it one of the most thrilling card games around.
We hope you found this guide to baccarat useful.
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