Learn how to play Mini Baccarat with PlaySmart

Learn how to play Mini Baccarat with PlaySmart


All right, all right.
Welcome to PlaySmart presents
Get Your Game On,
where you learn how to play
Mini Baccarat with confidence
so that you can have
more fun playing.
And welcome to our player
Roger. How are you?
I’m good man, I’m good, thanks.
Fantastic. Fantastic.
Now, Roger, I have
a question for you.
Have you ever played
this before?
No, Sir.
I’ve played many games
but this is far from
one of them.
Oh, perfect, perfect.
You know what,
you are in for a real treat
because Mini Baccarat
is actually a great game
for new players.
And it’s very, very
easy to play.
– It’s just a guessing game.
– Well, that works for me.
Perfect. Are you ready?
I’m ready as I’ll ever be.
– Are you ready, Roger?
– I’m ready, I’m ready!
That’s what I’m looking for.
All right, good.
Now let’s get this
game started, all right?
– Yeah, all right.
– All right.
Two two-card hands will
be dealt by the dealer.
One hand is called the banker
and the other is
called the player.
You simply pick which hand you
think will hit closest to nine.
Okay, all right.
So, there’s got to be a catch?
That sounded a little
too easy, right?
That’s the best part, Roger.
There is no catch.
But there are some
important rules
that you should know
in Mini Baccarat
to help you enjoy
the game even more.
All right, hit me
with the rules.
Oh, okay. Now, uh,
like how to make a bet.
You want to try?
– Uh, Roger that!
– (Laugh)
Okay, Roger, yeah.
I see what you did there.
Now there are three ways to bet.
You can bet on the player,
the banker,
or you can bet on a tie.
Both the banker
and the player hands
have 1 to 1 odds.
That means if you bet
10 dollars and win,
you can look forward
to ten dollars in winnings
coming your way.
Ties pay out at 8 to 1 odds,
which simply means you win
8 times what you bet.
It’s a bigger payoff,
but the odds of a tie
occurring are much lower.
– Hey, I like those odds.
– Yeah, they’re not bad, eh?
– Not at all.
– All right, now,
let’s learn a little
more, shall we?
– (Audience applause)
– Yes, please.
Okay. Each hand gets two cards
that are dealt face up.
There’s no place to hide.
The winning hand is the one
that is closest the total of 9.
What if a card, like that one,
shows a value
that’s greater than 9?
Hm… okay, that’s
a good question.
You have a very good eye, Roger.
– I try.
Now, tens and face cards
are worth zero,
unlike other table games.
Okay, I’m with you.
I’m with you so far.
Now, let’s say one of the
hands has a 9 and a 6,
for a total of 15.
When the total goes over 9,
like I’m showing here,
we subtract ten to get
the value of the hands,
which is now 5.
So that also means
14 is worth 4 points,
13 is worth 3,
and 12 is worth 2
and so on. Got it?
Yeah, got it. What about,
uh… What about aces?
Ah, very observant.
Aces are one point.
Is that it? Two cards
per player? That’s…
Well, that’s a great question.
A third card can be drawn
depending on what’s in the
banker’s or player’s hands.
This only happens
if one of the hands
has a total of five or less.
And that’s it, Roger.
but just remember Mini Baccarat
is a game of chance.
Betting based on what seems
like streaks or patterns
won’t give you an edge.
– All right, man. Got it.
– Got it?
– Yeah.
– Perfect. You know what?
Let’s go have some fun
and play smart.

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