# Learn How to Play Baccarat

By: Gen Wright

The baccarat is a simple card game that is designed for entertaining and of course, gambling. The main aim of the game is to secure a number that is close to 9 or to get the highest hand as close to 9. The highest hand that one can achieve in the game is 9. The cards with numbers from 1 to 9 are counted at their face value and the cards with the face value of 10 and above like jacks, queens and kings are counted as zeros.

The perfect hand is achieved when the first two card dealt to you add up to 9 and the second best hand is achieved when the total of the first two cards equals to 8. This means that the only hand that can beat the natural 8 is natural 9. Moreover, when either of the two hands i.e. natural 9 or natural 8 is dealt in the game, no one is allowed to draw a third card and all the bets are canceled. When the total of your hand exceeds the single digit or equals to the double digit, then the first number on the left side of the digit is ignored and the second digit is taken as the face value of your hand. It means that if you are dealt a hand that adds up to 14 than the first digit, which is 1 is ignored and the value of your hand is considered to be 4.

The three bets you can make in the game of baccarat are betting on your hand, betting on the bank or betting on a tie. If you bet on your hand win you will make money equal to your bet, and if you bet on the bank then you will get the equal money to your bet after deducting 5% commission of the bank. However, if you bet on a tie and win, you will get the payoff of 1:8.

The only strategy you need to master while playing baccarat is to decide what kind of bet you need to make in the beginning of the play. This implies that you should learn the game thoroughly at first. The baccarat banqué, punto banco baccarat, chemin de fer, and mini baccarat are some of the popular versions of the game.

The main thing, as stated earlier, is that you should master the basics of a particular version of the game before making serious bets. Although all the variations follow a similar set of rules with little amendments here and there, it is better to get familiar with them beforehand.

You can easily learn how to play baccarat if you become the member of a casino that offers its services online. By enrolling with an online casino you would not only learn the strategies and game plays involved with different types of baccarat but will also get the chance to try and master them for free.

With the advancement of technology the game that was once only plaid by the influential, has now reached the homes of common people and true gaming enthusiasts.

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