Baccarat Rules

Last Updated on 7 August 2016 by Nicholas Lim

Baccarat rules
Baccarat is an exciting game, full of suspense and intrigue! Know Online Baccarat rules governing the third card for the Banker.
The baccarat have three options for betting:

  1. Player Hand
  2. Bank Hand
  3. Tie Hand

You can bet any amount between minimum and maximum of the table.

Your bet on the player hand: Your are betting on the player hand placing your gaming chips in the “Player” area in front of you.

You win the bet if the player hand at the end of the round, will be greater than the dealer’s. In this case, you are paid even money and charged no commission. 1.29% is the house edge for this bet.

Your bet on the Bank Hand:You are betting on the Banker hand placing your gaming chips in the “Banker” area in front of you.

If the banker hand at the end of the round will be greater than the player’s you win the bet.

You are paid even money and charged the standard 5% commission fee on the amount that you won.The dealer doesn’t collect the “vigorish” after each round, because the game go slow.

He pays even money to winning banker bets and keeps records of the commission every player owes. The dealer will collect the accumulated commission after the finish of a shoe, or when a player wants to leave before the end of a shoe.

The casino has advantage of 1.01% when you bet on the “Banker’s” hand. It is one of the lowest house advantages in the casino.

Your bet on the Tie Hand: You are betting on the Tie Hand placing your gaming chips in the “Tie” area or on the number corresponding to your seat. A bet on a Tie pays 8 to 1 without any commission fee.

If there is a tie, bets on the “Player” or “Banker” backs, but you can leave them on the betting area for the next game or decrease/increase your bet.

In Baccarat Tie Bet is the worst since this bet has a house advantage of 15.75%.

Baccarat Table

Baccarat tableThe Baccarat table has a middle area for the croupier and two identical ends. The typical layout of the baccarat table is shown on the image.

Areas on the Baccarat Table:

  1. Caller (“Croupier”)
  2. Dealer
  3. Dealer
  4. Drop Box
  5. Discard Trays
  6. Tips box

Only 14 players occupy the seats which correspond to the numbers on the layout. At the Baccarat table the No. 13 seat is eliminated, because of the superstition that surrounds the number.

The 14th player will be seated at No. 15. Wagers are placing in a section in front of the players.

Corresponding to the possible choices at the beginning of each game the player has three betting areas associated with his position at the table: “Banker”, “Player” or “Tie”.

Baccarat table are served by three dealers. The “Caller” or
”Croupier” directs the play of the game and makes calls on the
hands. He is standing between players 1 and 15.

In front of him are two other dealers work on the position 2 and 3.

Number two serves players one through seven, the other serves
eight through fourteen. The dealers takes bets away on losses and pay bets when a player wins. There are numbered boxes in the croupier area, which are used to track how much commission each player owes the house.