According to the most popular version of the origin of baccarat, it was invented by a certain Felix Falguere. The price of cards from tens to images is zero. Open sources say that it was originally played in the Middle Ages with tarot cards. Then in 1490 the game became famous in France and for a long period remained in demand among the noble society.
Baccarat game: rules and process
Previously, baccarat was widespread among aristocrats, and even today high stakes are often played in the game. Baccarat is a card game, the goal of which is to make a combination with the help of two or three cards, which in total will give the number of points, approximate or equal to nine. In the traditional version of entertainment, players competed among themselves, deciding whether to take the third card or refuse it.
“Now the game is more familiar as mini-baccarat or punto banco, where the participant must play against the house (the dealer), and also make a decision about drawing a card,” a Betboys spokesman said.
In baccarat, cards have their own value, for example, an ace – 1 point, cards from 2 to 9 are calculated at face value, and figures and tens do not give points. When 10 or more is reached, 10 is subtracted from the amount, and the remainder is taken into account when calculating the results. For example, 6 + 6 = 12 = 2 or 3 + 7 = 10 = 0.
Baccarat game: rules and process
In the card game, there are three types of bets with a special field for each:
- On player (punto) – a bet on the player’s success. Calculated in a 1: 1 ratio.
- On a dealer (banko) – a bet on the dealer’s winnings. It is calculated in a ratio of 19:20 (or in another way – 1: 1 minus a commission of 5%).
- Draw – a bet that the dealer and the participant will have the same points on their hands. The calculation is carried out in a ratio of 8: 1 (sometimes casinos bet 9: 1).
Before the start of the distribution, a gambler must place a bet within the limits of the minimum and maximum provided for a particular table. Then the dealer deals two cards to the participant and himself. When a player receives a natural combination from the distribution (eight / nine points on two cards), a comparison is made with the dealer’s cards to determine the winner. If the player scored less than six points, then he is given a third card.
Then the dealer buys the cards according to the established rules, which are determined by the purchased member’s card:
- If the gambler does not take the third card, then the dealer does not take it, except for the situation if the player has 6 or more points.
- If the dealer has 2 or less points, then he takes the card.
- If the dealer has 3 points, then he takes the card only if the player does not have a card 8.
- If the dealer has collected 4 points, then he draws a card if the participant has not received a card worth 0, 8, 9 or 1 point.
- If the dealer collects 5 points, then he takes the card, only if the gambler did not take the card at the cost of 4, 5, 6 or 7 points.
- If the dealer has 6 points, then he takes the card, if the gamer does not have a card equal to 6 or 7 points.
After that, the hands of the participant and the dealer are compared. The winner is the one who collects the most points in the combination. If the amount is the same, then a draw is declared. Further, the croupier makes payments, if any, collects cards and continues the game process.