If you are a lover of Casino card games, then you should definitely try your hand at Baccarat. The graphics of it are simply out of this world and the gameplay is super-interactive.
Baccarat is an interesting card game that was brought to France from Italy in the late 15th century under the reign of Charles VIII. From thereon it became popular, and in the present day is often there in various pieces of fiction and folklore. For instance, it is the favorite game of the famous fictional secret agent, James Bond.
What Baccarat is it all about?
So, Baccarat is a pretty simple game. It has very basic rules that are easy to grasp. However, first, you should know the prerequisites of the game.
- Initially, two hands are dealt; one for the Player and the other for the Banker.
- You may bet which one will win or that they will tie the payoff is even money 1 to 1 except for a tie which pays 8 to 1.
- A win on Banker will cost you a 5% commission to the casino due to the advantage of the Banker having a higher average of wins over the Player.
- The shoe or the set of cards played (usually 8 decks) are dealt until the yellow card is exposed signaling that the next hand will be the last hand of the shoe before reshuffling.
How to Play Baccarat?
- Each hand consists of at least two cards & sometimes extends to a third card.
- Face cards and 10s have a value of 0. The player will count all the other cards at face value.
- Aces have a value of 1.
- The one playing is required to total the count of the cards for the hand and drop the first digit if the value is 10 or over. For example, if the total count of the card reaches 15, then after dropping off the first digit, the result count becomes 5. In the end, the one with the highest count wins.
- If either hand is dealt at a total of 8 or 9 with the first two cards then it’s called a “Natural” and the game ends with the winner having the highest count or a tie if the count is the same.
- But, if there is no Natural then depending on the count of each hand, a third card may be dealt.
What is the Third Card Rule?
Digging deeper, let us now explore the Third Card Rule. If there is Natural(8 or 9) on the first two cards, then there is no third card and the game ends. However, if the player’s count is 5 or lower, then the player draws a third card.
Simply put, if the Player draws only two cards, the Banker regards only his hand and acts according to the same rule as the Player. It means that the Banker draws a third card with hands 0-5 and stands with 6 or 7. There are basically two conditions. These are:-
When the Player draws a third card, the Banker will act as follows.
- If the Player draws a 2 or 3, the Banker draws with 0-4 and stands with 5-7.
- If the Player draws a 4 or 5, Banker draws with 0-5 and stands with 6-7.
- the Player draws a 6 or 7, Banker draws with 0-6 and stands with 7.
- If the Player draws an 8, Banker draws with 0-2 and stands with 3-7.
- the Player draws an Ace, 9,10, or face card, the Banker draws with 0-3 and stands with 4-7.
Secondly, the Casinos list the following rules in a more easily remembered format.
- If the total of the Banker is 2 or less, then the Banker draws a card, regardless of what the player’s third card is.
- the total of the Banker is 3 or less, then the Bank draws a third card unless the player’s third card was an 8.
- If the total of the Banker is 4 or less, then the Bank draws a third card if the player’s third card was 2,3,4,5,6,7.
- the total of the Banker is 5 or less, then the Bank draws a third card if the player’s third card was 4,5,6, or 7.
- If the total of the Banker is 6 or less, then the Bank draws a third card if the player’s third card was 6 or 7.
- the total of the Banker is 7, then the Banker stands.
Furthermore, in Baccarat by Camel Motion, there are also Dragon Bonus and Pair Bonus. By fulfilling certain conditions, the player avails of these Bonuses. You can place the bet of your choice on your favorite table. All the tables have different Bankers.
In a nutshell, Baccarat provides you with a wholesome Casino experience. You may feel that the whole of Las Vegas is right there in the palm of your hand. So, without waiting for any more, go to The App Store or The Play Store, and download the Baccarat. Revel in the Riches of the Casino realm.