WHAT IS BACCARAT?

When you think of baccarat, do you often think of rich, swanky, classy types, with European accents, in a posh casino? You know the James Bond types; not just the boy next door types? Well, just about anyone can play baccarat – and its easy to learn.

Truth is, though, the boy next door is just as likely to play as any suave European heir. Baccarat is a game that is available in a great number of online casinos, as well as in casinos all over the rest of the world, and it is popular in places like Monte Carlo! And now, with the popularity of Internet casinos, it has become almost as available online as poker, blackjack or slots.

Additionally, baccarat is one of the easiest games to play! In the beginning, you decide if you’re betting on the banker or player, and then you choose the amount of your bet…that’s it, in a nutshell, easy to understand.

Baccarat is one of the best games out there for playing online. After all, the only thing you’re required to do as a participant is bet on one of two hands that are dealt virtual table, to the player or the banker. The winning hand is that which comes the closest to scoring 9.

The perfect hand, the hand you’re praying for, is the one that has a total of nine within its first two cards. Eight is the second-best hand and, along with the nine, it constitutes the two “natural” hands. The only hand that will beat a natural eight is a natural nine. If any player hand or the Bank has a natural eight or nine, the others may not draw a third card. In a tie, bets are called off.

More than that, your odds are good! The house edge in baccarat is very low; in fact, when you bet on the player, you’re at about 1.36%, as opposed to betting on the banker where your odds are in around 1.17%. Not much of a difference, and can be compared to betting on the red or the black in roulette, or the “pass” or “don’t pass ” in craps.