Posted by Nishtha Sharma on August 30th, 2019

Baccarat is both simple to learn and to play. It is one of the most exciting casino games, full of suspense and intrigue. It has three possible outcomes:

  • Player win
  • Banker win
  • Tie

To win the game, you need to know how to play the casino baccarat game. To help you with it, here is a guide to play baccarat:

Bets must be placed on either hand

One is the player's hand, and the other is banker's hand. It doesn't mean that you are the player and the operator is banker, these are just the names of one side and the other. You may bet on either hand. Bets must be placed on either the player side or banker side before cards are dealt.

You must know how cards are dealt

After the bets are placed, the casino operator holding the shoe slides one card out and places it face up in the player's box on the felt table and the other card in the banker's box on the table. The dealer's first round consists of two cards for both player and banker.

Announce the point total of both sets of cards

The objective of the game is to bring card value close to 9 without going over. Tens and face cards are all worth zero points, and all the other cards are worth their face value, with the ace worth one point. If the total is more than 10, the second digit is the value of the hand. For instance, a 9 and a 6, which total 15, makes up a five-point hand.

 The natural win

If in the first two cards dealt, the point total is 9 or 8 for either the player or the banker, this is called a natural win, and the game is over. Bets that have already been placed are cashed out.

Determine when the player gets a third card

The player hand is completed first. A total of 9 or 8 for the player will get no additional cards. If the total is 7 or 6, the player stands. On any other total, from 0 to 5, the player draws a third card, unless the banker has 8 or 9, in that case, the banker's hand wins with no draw.

Know the rules governing the third card for the banker

In the case, when the player gets the third card, then the banker draws a third card according to the below-mentioned rules:

Banker has a total of 0, 1, 2- Banker always draws the third card.

Banker has a total of 3- Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 (not 8)

Banker has a total of 4-Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 2-3-4-5-6-7

Banker has a total of 5- Banker draws if Player's Third Card is 4-5-6-7

Banker has a total of 6-Banker draws if Player's Third Card is  6-7

Banker has a total of 7-Banker always stands.

 Now that you know how to play baccarat, here comes the part of where to go and play it. Don't you worry as the best place to play this game is at Casino Strike, casino in Goa. It is the largest onshore casino and a huge favourite amongst many! Not only that their dining (CILANTRO)and house bar (TALLI TEQUILA), both are something you shouldn't miss!


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