How to Play Online Baccarat USA 2021

How to Play Online Baccarat USA 2020
How to Play Online Baccarat USA 2020

Online Baccarat is one of the simplest online casino table games to learn how to play.

This is because there is not much that comes with the game.

As a result, within just a few minutes one can easily learn how to play the game.

However, despite the fact that learning to play the game is very simple, mastering the game may be a bit more complicated. But since we did say that learning to play is simple. We will give you very simple steps that come with learning how to play online baccarat.

Card Values in Online Baccarat

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Play Online Baccarat

In every online casino game, there are different values that come with the cards. This is because each of the games comes with its own different set of rules. As a result, one can not take the card values that are used in the game of online blackjack and use them in online baccarat. The same is true for the number of decks that are used in the game as well. In a regular game of online baccarat, the dealer will use 6 to 8 decks of cards. The same applies to the rules as well. That being said, the card values in  the game of online baccarat are as follows:

  1. Ace = 1
  2. King, Queen, Jack and 10 =10, and if you are dealt a card with this value plus another card, you subtract 10 from that number. eg if you are dealt a 10 and a 3, your hand value will be 10 – 3, which is 3.
  3. 2-9 have their face value.

Now that you know the card values, allow us to go on with guide on how to play online baccarat. 

Aim of the Game

Other than playing for fun and winning real money, there is one more aim of that game. The aim of playing online baccarat is to be on the winning side simple. The way to be on the winning side to bet on the winning side. How do you bet in the winning side, read on to find out. To win the game, you need to bet on a hand that has a card value that is closest to the number 9. Should this be achieved in the first round of cards dealt, it is called a natural win. 

Bets in Baccarat Online

Bets in Baccarat Online
Bets in Baccarat Online

There are 3 bets that can be placed in online Baccarat.

  1. The Player: This is the first type of bet that can be placed in the game. Players will in case bet that the player will have a hand that is closest to 9. This bet is also known as the  “Punto Bet” and pays out 1: 1. With the house edge at 1.36%.
  2. Banker: Betting on the bank is the second type of bet that place in baccarat. It has a house edge of 1.17%. This is the most common type of win when you play baccarat, as a result, the house will deduct a 5% commission. This is as the banker will win 3-4 times more than the player when playing with an 8 card deck.
  3. The Tie: Players can also bet that the player and the banker will Tie. This means that they will have the same hand total. This type of bet pays out 8:1 and this is a very rare scenario. The payout on this bet is great but the house edge of 14.2% can really bring your hopes down.

Online Baccarat Gameplay

You now have the card value and the bets that you can place in the game. All that is left is to actually get down to the actual gameplay.  To play the game, you need to follow these easy steps.

  1. You look for an online casino that you want to play at and search for the game of Baccarat.
  2. You then place your bet on what you want to bet on, the Player, Banker or the Tie.
  3. The player will be dealt 2 cards face up in the player box, the Banker will also get 2 cards.
  4. If the banker or the player has an 8 or 9 they win. This is called a natural win. And the game ends.
  5. If both the player and the banker have the same card value, the Tie bet wins.
  6. Should nobody have won, the card values will dictate what happens next in the game.
  1. The player has a 6 or 7 they stand.
  2. If a player has a card value of 0 to 5 they will be dealt another card and this ends the players’ card.

Dealers Third Card Rule

This is where many get confused with game, the Dealers third card. However it is nothing that is complicated as will clearly outline it for you below. 

  1. Dealers card value is 7,8,9- Dealer stands.
  2. If the Dealers card value is 6 and Players 3rd card is6 or 7 dealer draws a card.
  3. Dealer card value is 5, Players 3rd card is 4 to 7, the dealer draws a card.
  4. If the dealer has a 4,  and Players 3rd card is 2 to 7, the dealer will take another card.
  5. The dealer has a 3 and players 3rd card is anything that is not 8, the dealer will draw another card.
  6. If the dealer holds a card value of 0-2, they take another card.