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Baccarat For Beginners: Free Game Ti
ps

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Summary:
Baccarat is based on the simple pre
mise of assembling a hand of two or
 three cards with a point value as
close as possible to nine. Although
 baccarat may seem intimidating to
those unfamiliar with the rules, it
 is, in fact, one of the easiest ga
mes to play. There is only one deci
sion you have to make for each hand
, the dealers handle the rest, play
ing out the hands according to stri
ct, predetermined rules. Baccarat i
s also seen as a glamorous game, of
ten played in a roped off...


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baccarat, baccarat rules


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Baccarat is based on the simple pre
mise of assembling a hand of two or
 three cards with a point value as
close as possible to nine. Although
 baccarat may seem intimidating to
those unfamiliar with the rules, it
 is, in fact, one of the easiest ga
mes to play. There is only one deci
sion you have to make for each hand
, the dealers handle the rest, play
ing out the hands according to stri
ct, predetermined rules. Baccarat i
s also seen as a glamorous game, of
ten played in a roped off room in m
any casinos.

The perfect hand consists of two ca
rds that total nine, with the secon
d-best hand being two cards that ha
ve a total point value of eight. Th
ese are the two “natural” hands in
the game of Baccarat. If any player
 in the current game has a two card
 hand equaling a natural eight or n
ine then the other players may not
draw a third card. The hand closest
 to nine always wins. When neither
hand has a natural, there is no aut
omatic winner, and additional cards
 are drawn to determine the outcome
 of the hand. The only hand that be
ats the natural eight is the natura
l nine. If there is a tie, all best
s are called off.

Aces have a value of one, picture c
ards (Kings, Queens, Jacks) have a
value of 10 and the remaining cards
 keep their face value. If your han
d total is in double figures, then
the first figure is ignored, meanin
g a hand totaling 18 would count as
 eight. Drawing two picture cards o
r two tens would give you a value o
f zero. A draw of a picture card or
 a ten and an eight or nine gives y
ou the natural hands and no further
 cards would be drawn in this case
with the natural hand being declare
d the winner.

The banker deals three hands of two
 cards each, face down. These hands
 are for two players, one to the ri
ght and one the left of the banker,
 plus his own hand. Other players a
t the table may bet on either hand
or both to beat the banker's hand.
If a player declares "banco", it me
ans they are betting the total valu
e of the bank's funds and all other
 bets are withdrawn.

If either player has a count less t
han eight or nine, he may stand or
get one more card face up. The play
er must stand on six or seven and m
ust draw on four or less.

								
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