As just indicated, the most well-known form of Baccarat is Punto Banco. This simple table game can also be mastered quickly. You don't need any strategic knowledge, you just go and gamble in one of three ways, either you choose victory for the bank, or victory for the player or you choose a draw. You always have the chance to place a bet in this game, you can place a bet on the just mentioned 3 options or you can skip a round and then play again later. Good to know is that each hand consists of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 3 cards. When you deal, you put two face-up cards under the shoe, and then the player who bet the most on a player is dealt two more face-up cards. The player is then allowed to see his cards and gives them to the one who is to deal. The cards are then placed face down and everyone can see them.
The moment one of the hands has a total of 8 or 9, it is called a natural. No additional cards come into play, so they are no longer dealt. There is no natural? Then the dealer can decide which card to draw based on the total of points. It also depends on the rules of the casino.
The cards you play in baccarat all have their own value. Usually you play with 6-8 card decks. The cards all have a value, the images and the 10 have a value of 0. Then you have the 2 and the 9 and they have the value that is on the card. Pay close attention because the Ace is worth 1 point. When the sum of the 2 cards exceeds 10, the right-hand number disappears. So at 15 you only have 5 and at 17 you have 7 points.
When the bets are placed, the dealer gives the bank and also the player 2 cards. Your aim in the game is to estimate who has the highest value and who will win, is it the bank, a player or will it be a draw. There may be a 3rd card after the first 2 cards.
Third card drawing
When people talk about Third card drawing, they make a distinction between the rules for the player and those for the bank. To explain this to you, we will first deal with the rules for the player. The moment the player or the banker has a total of 8 or 9 on the first two cards, no new card comes into play. This is a natural. But if the player's total is less than or equal to 5, then a third card will be dealt. If a player does not draw a third card, the banker's hand will remain. If the value is 6 or higher, the bank will draw a third card for a total of 5 or less. But the moment a player draws a third card, the banker's third card rule will apply and is explained below.
There are special rules for the banker. If the bank's total is 2 or less, the bank draws a card, regardless of the player's third card. If the bank's total is 3, the bank will also draw a third card, but it will not do so if a player's third card is an 8. Does the bank have a total of 4? Then the bank does draw a third card, only it doesn't do so if that player has a 0, 1, 8 or 9. Does the bank then have a total of 5? Then the bank does draw a 3rd card and this is only done if the player's 3rd card is 4 through 7. If the bank then has a total value of 6, then the bank will only draw a 3rd card on a player who has a 3rd card with 6 or 7. If the bank has a total value of 7 then the bank will pass.