Ever watched a movie and wondered what the exclusive casino games favourite played by the suave and sophisticated was? It happens to be none other than Baccarat. Classified as one of the most popular card games played across the globe, Baccarat is a unique game that features some of the best odds, if you are ready to learn the skill.
Not only is Baccarat popular because of its connection to movies like James Bond, but the history of the game dates back to Italy in the early 1200’s. Baccarat is undoubtedly a game which requires that you have some skill, because during the game the designated banker deals three hands, and other players bet that either one or both of the other hands will win against the banker's hand.
During a game of Baccarat there are 3 types of bets that you can make, a bet that the bank will win, a bet that the player will win and a bet on the tie. Each hand starts with you making a wager on who you think will win.
Once all wagers have been placed the dealer will deal two hands, a banker hand and a player hand. Even if there are multiple players only 1 player hand is dealt.
Because there aren’t any decisions to make in Baccarat when it comes to your hand, it doesn't matter whether the cards are before you.
When playing Baccarat, cards from 2 to 9 are worth their face value, while 10's, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth zero and Aces are worth 1. The score is calculated by summing the value of all your cards, looking at the right-most digit only. You need to obtain a hand where the point total is closest to 9, mainly because it is the highest score that you can get.