If you’re looking for a taste of class and sophistication without having to sport a tailored three-piece suit, take a seat at Bodog Casino’s online Baccarat table. You won’t be disappointed.
A game simplistic in its makeup and fair in its odds, once you go head to head with the Banker, the hours will slip away. This online casino Table Game is played with six decks and two people: the player and the Banker. A win is awarded to whichever party’s hand has the highest total. The highest score is nine, the lowest is zero.
Baccarat doesn’t come shaken or stirred but goes down just as smooth, so enjoy.
How to Play Baccarat
- The player must first choose whether to bet on the Player, the Banker, a Tie or a combination of all three by placing the chips on the demarcated sections on the table and clicking the Deal button.
- The next step involves selecting an amount to wager ($1, $5, $25, $100 and $500 – the maximum wager is $500).
- Both the player and the Banker will then receive two cards.
- Cards two to nine work at face value, Aces are equivalent to one while face cards (Jack, Queen, King) are equal zero.
- Victory goes to the party with the highest total hand value. If both hands are tied, it is considered a loss unless the player has bet on a tie. The total is decided by adding up the two cards that make up each party’s hand together. If the totals reach the double digit range, only the second number counts as the value of the hand.
- Example 1: 7 + 7 = 14. The Baccarat result is 4.
- Example 2: King (zero) + 6 = 6. The Baccarat result is six.
- The Player always plays first and can receive a third card if the two-card total falls between zero and five.
- The Banker can also receive an extra card but it’s a little more complicated. If the Banker's hand value is equal to seven, eight or nine, a new card will not drawn. If the total of the Banker’s hand is equal to zero, one or two , the Banker draws another card. If the hand total falls between three and six, the Banker draws a card according to the chart below:
|Banker||Player's Draw Card|
- The suit of a card has no bearing or value.
- Cards numbered from 2 to 9 have face value.
- 10’s, jacks, queens, and kings are worth zero.
- Aces have a value of 1.
- Add the values of each card in the hand, dropping the tens place value to find the score.
- For example, 7 + 7 = 14 results in a value of 4 when you drop the tens place value (the number 1 in 14).
Wagers and Payouts
- Players can bet on Player, Banker, Tie or any combination of the three.
- The hand with the highest total wins.
- Player pays 1-1.
- Banker pays 1-1 minus a 5% commission*. Example a $5 wager pays $4.75 for a total of 9.75.
- If the player wagers on a Tie and there is in fact a tie, they will receive a 9-1 payout.
- *The commission is 5% of the bet and is rounded up to the next quarter. For example, a minimum bet of $6 would deduct a 50 cent commission. 5% of $6 = 30 cents, but since the commission is rounded up to the next 25 cents; the commission is actually 50 cents. 5% of $11 = 55 cents makes the actual commission 75 cents.