Baccarat is a very simple card game that is played between the bank and one or more players. It is played with eight decks of cards that are grouped in a single shoe. First, we share the cards first. The hands are composed of two cards: the first and the third card are given to the player and the second and the fourth card to the bank. Each player then calculates the total of his points before showing whether he has won or not. The total of the points is calculated as follows: one totals the figures appearing on each card.
For this, each card is evaluated to the corresponding figure, the ten and valet are evaluated at 10 but we only consider the 0 and they are evaluated as 0 in the total.Each player therefore counts the total of his points. He can have a hand worth zero to nine. For example, a hand with a six and a two makes a total of 8 points. A hand with a ten and a three makes a total of three points. A hand with a ten and a valet makes a total of zero point. The player with the nearest point sum of 9 wins.
Several cases of figures can appear in the baccarat. First, there is the natural one: one or both players have a hand with a total of eight or nine points. We no longer draw cards for those who have a natural. Whoever has the natural wins. If both players have a natural, the one with the strongest natural wins. Thus, one who has a total of nine wins on one who has a total of eight. In case of a tie, the game is void. If no player has a natural, the game continues and we use the following rules.
When neither player has a hand with a total of eight or nine points, the game continues. Two eventualities can survive. If he makes a total less than or equal to five points, he must draw a third card. If he makes a total of six or seven points, he keeps his cards and draws none: that's the stand. It is then the turn of the bank to play. If the player is on stand, the bank must draw a card if its total is zero, one, two, three, four or five. He then calculates the total and the winner is the one who is closest to nine.