Baccarat (pronounced BAH-kah-rah) is a great game that is one of the best odds in a casino. Baccarat might be hard to understand why the dealer pulls out extra cards sometimes, but it is very easy to play. To play you bet on either Banker or Player. The dealer then draws two cards for each hand. The values of the hands are the total of the 2 cards. Aces are worth 1, 2 through 9 are worth their respective values, and 10, Jack, Queen, King, are all worth 0 or nothing. If the total of the cards ever goes over 10 you drop the 10’s column and only count the single digit. So, a 9 and 8 are valued at 7, and a 5 and 6 are only a total of 1.
If either or both hands have a total of 8 or 9, It is considered a Natural. The hand is over and the highest hand wins without any more cards drawn. If neither side has a natural 8 or 9, the player hand gets another card if its total is less than 6. If the player has 6 or more it will always stand. If the player side does not draw, the Banker side will draw if there is not a natural on the either side, and the player has a total of 6 or 7. If the players hand does draw a card, the Banker may also draw a card. If the Bank has a total of 0, 1, or 2 the bank will also draw. If the bank has 3 and the player draws an 8 the bank will not draw any more cards. If the bank has a 4 and the player draws a 2 through 7, the bank will draw another card. If the bank has a 5 and the player draws a 4 through 7, the bank will draw another card. Lastly, if the the bank has a 6 and the player draws a 6 or 7 the bank will draw another card.