What is baccarat?

Baccarat is a card game in which participants must score the maximum number of points, for which 2 or 3 cards are used. It probably originated in France or Italy. In Spain, there is a similar game known as Punto Banko (under this name it is found in local casinos). Other names may be common in a number of countries - Macao, Nine, Iron.

During the Middle Ages, baccarat was played using the Tarot cards. Already in the late 15th century, French nobles often spent their leisure time at the card table, playing it. Around this period, gambling aristocrats began to take a regular deck of 52 cards.

In the age of computer technology has the opportunity to play without leaving home. Today, the Internet is almost everywhere. You can enjoy the game anywhere in the universe.

Baccarat: the rules of the game

Modern rules are based on a variant of "mini-baccarat".

How the points are calculated:

An ace is one point; cards from 2 to 9 - face values (respectively, from two to nine);king, queen and jack - zero points.

If a player scores ten points or more, then 10 is subtracted from this sum, and what is left is recorded on the score.

Example: Player 1 has 8+5=13, they write 13-10=3 on his score. Player 2 took 7+3=10, total: 10-10=0.

Description of the game process

Players make bets on one of the three fields: Player (Player), Bank (victory of the dealer) or Tie (draw). Limitations on the size of bets agreed in advance.Players receive two cards.

  • Option 1: The Dealer (Banker) or his opponent, having 2 cards, scores 9 points. This is a "natural" victory - all bets are taken by the winner.
  • Variant 2: the participant (any) scores more than 9 points - in this case 10 points are subtracted from the sum and the game continues.
  • Variant 3: the first player has 8 points, and his opponent has less, this is also the net win of participant #1.
  • Option 4: All players in the game have less than 8 or 9 points in their hands. Then they are given a third card, but unless the player (or dealer) has more than 5 points. If the banker has 5 points, a third card is given to him if his opponent has no cards with denominations: 4, 5, 6, or 7 points.