Rules and Guides About Baccarat

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Baccarat casino rules

The statement that baccarat is a favorite game of aristocrats, familiar to every gambling fan. Also, everyone knows the legendary 007 agent from Ian Fleming's series of novels, survivors of numerous cinematic adaptations James Bond preferred it. 

This way baccarat scares ordinary people. They think the game has very complex rules, and bets at the tables are incredibly high. In reality, this state of affairs is preserved only in the elite clubs where no ordinary person can get it.

In the gambling business, designed for the mass user, the situation is the opposite. Baccarat has long been a public game with simplified rules and affordable ranges of bets.

Now it's incredibly popular at land-based casinos in some countries.

More than 90% of Macau's gambling revenue in 2014 was obtained at the Punto-Banco tables.

Articles from this section of the Casinoz portal will teach you how to play baccarat, will introduce its main versions and give practical advice on how to achieve success.

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Features of casino baccarat

Baccarat has initially been a club game in which opponents opposed each other. They handed cards at a time or attracted a banker. They also independently decided whether to take another card, counted points and determined the winners.

At the casino, customers play against the establishment. They're betting to win one of the conditional parties, and then watch the process.

In some models of online baccarat participation in gameplay is simulated, but the general principles do not change.

Basic rules of casino baccarat

Read about the club variety in special publications at Casinoz. They explain in detail the principles of scoring, how winners are defined and other nuances.

Online casinos often offer so-called mini-baccarat.

The goal of the game is to guess whether the dealer or the banker will win and make bet on one of the sides. You can also predict a draw.

When the bets are made, the dealer deals the cards to himself and the opponent. The order of a set of cards is regulated. How exactly points are counted in baccarat, read the above articles.

After the cards are released, the winner is determined. Bets on the winning party get paid.

The payout calculation coefficients may differ slightly in separate models. Usually, they are:

  1. Bet to win of the banker - 1:1 (about 5% of the commission from the win goes to the casino);
  2. Bet to win of  the player - 1:1 (without additional fees);
  3. Bet for a draw - 7: 1 or 8:1 (without commission).

If this is your first time playing baccarat in some casino, don't forget to specify the procedure for calculating payments.

The odds in baccarat

Experienced users always specify what the indicators of the theoretical return and a mathematical advantage of a casino at games are. In baccarat, the institution has such an advantage over the player:

  1. A bet on the banker is 1.06%,
  2. Bet on client - 1.24%,
  3. The bet on a draw is more than 14%.

Numbers vary slightly depending on the coefficients and the size of the commission fee.

Varieties of baccarat

Next lets briefly review the features of the most popular types of games:

  • Classic baccarat - is a traditional one in which customers play against each other.
  • Mini-baccarat  -  commonly called just baccarat at the casino.
  • Punto-Banco  – a very popular version, widespread in different countries of the world.
  • Chemin de fer - a game originally from France with little rules  variation.

The nuances of the rules are discussed above.

Side bets in baccarat

Live baccarat at online casinos

This game  was one of the first to appear in live online casinos. Usually, they offer a mini-baccarat with real croupier.

In most cases, the general rules of the game are not unique, so we will not pay much attention to them. Not forget to specify the conditions directly at each table.

Bonuses in baccarat

In some models at online casinos extended features and prize features are available. We will not list them all, but only highlight the most common options:

  • Progressive jackpot – progressive amounts are played;
  • Bonus payments - in certain situations winnings are credited;
  • Side bets - fixed additional bet allows you to participate in draws;
  • Special factors – provides a unique payments multipliers.

In baccarat reviews by different manufacturers published at Casinoz, all bonuses and prizes are considered in detail.

Card counting in baccarat

Professional players try to count cards in baccarat. Such a practice makes sense in offline casinos. It gives you the opportunity to get the mathematical superiority over the institution.

Gambling operators strongly discourage the use of this methodology. There are cases when casino owners refused to pay large amounts to customers, citing the fact that the card account is prohibited by the rules.

In online baccarat wih a random number generator, it does not have the sense to count cards. In a live casino with real dealers, you can try to use this approach, but the features of this format often negate all efforts.

Tips for baccarat players

Here are some practical recommendations, how to win in baccarat at online casinos more often. We will focus on the mini-version, most often found in online gambling.

  • Choose a model with a minimum commission on the rate of banker's.
  • Give preference to a bet on the dealer.
  • Never bet on a draw.
  • Do not rely on the card score in games with a random numbers generator.
  • If you are going to count cards in a live casino, consider all the gameplay  features.
  • Carefully study the rules and characteristics of the unique varieties.
  • Don't get carried away with baccarat with jackpot and bonuses.

Read more tips on how to win a casino in baccarat sections with thematic articles and strategies.

Baccarat rules at Casinoz

In articles about rules of the baccarat game such aspects are discussed:

  • General information about the model,
  • The goal of the game,
  • The game process,
  • Determininig the winner,
  • The odds,
  • Chance of winning,
  • The basics of the strategy.

Under the articles, you can write a review about baccarat, share opinion and ask a question to experts.


Baccarat is no longer considered a game of wealthy aristocrats. Now its available to any client of an offline casino or online gambling portal. You can even play baccarat on your smartphone from anywhere in the world where there is access to the internet.

Before you risk your money, learn the rules of the main versions, learn to identify the most profitable models and master the basic strategy. Casinoz articles will help you with that.