Online Baccarat


Firstly, it is important to note that the "t" is silent so the word is pronounced bahcahrah. Online Baccarat is a game with only two bets, Banker and the Player. The odds are close to 50-50 and are the best of any of the most popular games. You would think this would make Online Baccarat as popular as it is in Europe, but it remains one of the most misunderstood games in North America.

The object of Online Baccarat game is to bet on the hand that you believe will be closest to a total of nine.

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The Online Baccarat table has seven numbered positions on each side of the table.The number 13 is skipped, so the numbers reach 15 at most games. At each position there are three bets. The "Banker," the "Player" and the Tie. The Tie bet position is usually above the Online Baccarat Banker and Player bets.

The rules of Online Baccarat determine whether a third card can be taken, but in the end, the winner is the hand with a total closest to nine. Face cards and Tens have no value and when the total of the cards is more than nine, the left hand digit is dropped. For instance, in Online Baccarat, Eight and Seven equals Five, because you drop the ten-count of the true total of 15. The only other bet that a player can make in Online Baccarat is the Tie bet. It is a side wager that is usually placed along with a Banker or a Player bet. When a tie occurs, the two hands end up with the same total. Neither the Banker or the Player loses and the casino pays the bets that were placed on the tie for that hand only. There's lots more to know and several Online Baccarat systems that are touted as being the best. Once again an application of the fundamentals and some patience are the best tools. See Books on Online Baccarat.