Casino Table Games: where the real action starts – Baccarat

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Baccarat has its roots in 17th century France. Its current version is still highly appreciated by casino players all over the world. Furthermore, the online version is gaining more and more popularity, especially given the current context that is preferable for any player to gamble from the comfort of his own home.

The goal of Baccarat is to predict who has the closest hand to 9. In the end there is only one winner, the player or the house.

Note that in Baccarat the odds heavily favour the player, as the house advantage is typically lower, and obviously this is one of the reasons why Baccarat is such a favourite among gamblers.

In live crypto Baccarat, card values differ from what you may be used to. For example, suits don’t matter. And 10s and cards such as the King, Queen and Jack have no value.

Number cards have a value equal to their number. For example, a card of 5 has a value of 5. And in the case where a pair of cards exceeds the number 9, 10 is taken from the total value of that pair. In other words, a pair of a 7 and a 9 has a value of 16, so you take away 10 and you get a 6.

The purpose of Baccarat can be said to be to guess which pair of cards will win. Along with a tie, there is in theory a 33% chance of getting it right, this ignoring all the variables that indicate a tie is highly unlikely.

Playing online Baccarat is not particularly difficult. In this game there is a dealer who hands out 2 cards to each player and keeps 2 for himself. Depending on which variant of Baccarat is being played, there may be a third card. The player may then bet on the dealer’s hand, their own, or on a tie, the latter occurring if the player and dealer have the same amount of cards.

After the bets are placed, the cards are turned over. The pair closest to the number 9 wins the round. Simple as that.