Casino Baccarat

Casino Baccarat

Baccarat is a common casino game

Baccarat is a common casino game that is available with nearly all online softwares. Bets on both player and banker have a similar chance of winning and a low house edge of just over 1%. Unfortunately the game rarely counts towards wagering at non-Microgaming bonuses because it is possible to simultaneously bet on both player and banker, greatly reducing variance.

Rules and Play
At the start of each hand, you may bet on the player winning, the banker winning, or a tie result. After you have placed your bet, both the player and banker are dealt 2 cards. Hands are ranked according to the right-most digit of their card sum. For example, a hand containing a 6 and 7 is valued as a 3. The card sum is 6+7=13, and the right-most digit of this sum is 3. The player or banker may be dealt a 3rd card according to the rules listed below.

--If either the player or the banker has a total of 8 or 9, then no additional cards are drawn. Otherwise play proceeds as follows:

--If the player has a total of 0-5, the player draws a 3rd card. If the player has an initial total of 6 or 7, he stands. Note that the player must follow this strategy. He cannot choose to stand on a 4 or hit a 6.

--The banker's play varies according to the player's total and 3rd card result. If the player did not draw a 3rd card, the banker draws if he has a total of 0-5.

Banker bets have a slightly greater chance of winning than player bets because of the improved banker strategy. To offset this advantage, banker bets have a 5% commission. Banker bets pay 0.95:1, while player bets pay 1:1. If you bet $100 on banker and win, you receive $195. if you bet $100 on player and win, you receive $200. Banker bets and player bets are returned, if the hand is a tie.

Tie bets pay 8:1 and have a much higher house edge than player or banker bets.

With such complicated rules, optimal strategy for baccarat is surprisingly simple. There are no strategy choices among which cards to take or whether to hit/stand. Place a bet on banker or player, then wait for the dealer to flip the cards, and see if you have won or not. Banker bets have a slightly lower house edge than player bets under typical circumstances, as explained below. Optimal strategy is to simply bet on banker.

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