Head to the Baccarat table in River Belle Online Casino and play Baccarat online, one of the oldest of all casino card games. Playing Baccarat dates back to the 15th century, but it’s been particularly noticeable in recent years because of its appearance in the James Bond novels and movies. 007 heads to the Baccarat table in many of the original books, while he has played his cards in six of the films; so, if you want to play your cards with the sophistication of Britain’s most notorious spy, head to the Baccarat table and play Online Baccarat today!
At River Belle Online Casino you can play Online Baccarat with exactly the same rules as standard Baccarat. Beginners will find it a simple game to learn and master, with it being similar in style to Online Blackjack. The basic premise is that you bet on your hand beating the banker, the banker’s beating yours, or that the round ends in a tie; odds are at 1:1, 1:1, and 1:8 respectively. The scoring system may initially confuse Baccarat beginners, but check out our “How to play Online Baccarat” section below for more details on the scoring system and exactly how to play.
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How to play Online Baccarat
Online Baccarat is a simple card game, similar in premise to Blackjack because the player can bet on which hand will win, either the player or the banker, or the more unlikely event of a tie. Winning bets on the banker or player are evens, meaning you will receive €/$2 back for every €/$1 bet you win. Tie bets are paid at 8:1 because they are much more unlikely than either the player or banker winning a round.
In a round of Online Baccarat each player is dealt two cards from a shoe of 6 to 8 decks. The object is for those cards to add to be as close to nine as possible. Numbered cards from 2 to 9 all count as their face value, the Ace counts as 1, and 10 and all of the face cards count as 0. If the total of 2 cards is over 10, then the 1 is dropped from the value of the sum. For instance, if you get a 5 and a 6, this comes to 11, but the 1 is dropped to make 1.If a player’s cards total 6 or more from their initial 2 card draw, then they must stand without drawing another card. If the initial draw equals 5 or less, then the player must draw an extra card.
The banker draws a third card for certain only if his total is 0, 1 or 2. If his initial cards total 3, 4, 5, or 6 then whether the banker draws is determined by whether the player drew, and then the value of the player’s card – this is worked out by the Online Casino Software.