Online Baccarat Games are based on the Standard Casino Version of the game with a few variations in the rules.
The cards dealt to the player and banker are auto shuffled and auto dealt, and based on the initial set of two cards dealt, the software is designed to deal the third card on a need basis
Popular Online Baccarat Games
Some of the popular versions of the wm Casino Game are
- American Baccarat
- Mini Baccarat
- Dragon Tiger
- Punto Banco
- Chemin di Fer
The games vary in the total number of card decks that are dealt in the game and the nature of card handing to the player and banker – Face up Vs. Face down
As in Brick and Mortar Casinos, Online Baccarat follow the standard Ground Rules
- The dealer deals 2 cards to the Player and the Banker
- The goal of the game is to bet on either the player of the Banker, to get a total as close to 9 as possible
- The rule base that directs the game points for the player is as follows:
- Ace of all Faces: Value of 1
- Cards 2 through 9: Face value on card
- King/Queen/Jack etc.: Value of 0
- If the sum on the player’s cards totals less than 5 , he is dealt a third card. In the online version, the totals are auto-calculated and a third card is dealt
- If the sum of values of the 2 cards dealt is a 2 digit number, the ten’s place value is dropped..
- For Example if a 9 and a 8 is dealt, the total is 17. The 1 in dropped and the total is taken as 7
- A different set of rules govern the points for the banker
- If either the banker and player get a total of 8 or 9, both continue in the game
Betting on the Banker’s hand is considered more lucrative, as it has comparatively less house edge –than the player’s hand or a tie. However, you are liable to pay a commission on your win
Betting on the player’s hand has a greater house edge. But the upside is you win without any commission pay-outs to the house
Betting on the tie has the highest house edge, and is highly not recommended.
A game once considered to be strictly for the elite, is now available for the masses across many online gaming portals.