Baccarat has a simple and elegant sophistication about it, which makes it the perfect game to enjoy when you visit the well-established and highly polished River Belle online casino! It can take some time to learn, but we have a practice table that allows you to develop your confidence and skill before placing any money on the games!
The Basics of Baccarat
Baccarat is quite unique in the world of card games, in that you are not actually dealt a hand and neither is the Dealer. There are 2 hands dealt, called the Punto or Player hand and the Banco or Banker hand, but these are simply the names they are given.You don’t decide on any moves to make or on what happens to the cards. Instead, you place bets on what the outcome of the round will be.
At the end of each round the Punto and Banco hands are compared, and you can bet on either winning, or on the 2 hands tying.Backing a winning hand will pay you out 1:1; less 5% commission in the case of the Banco hand, and correctly predicting a tie will return an eye-watering 8:1 payout. Be careful though; with a house edge of 14.1 the risk is just as high as the reward!Each hand in Baccarat consists of 2 cards. The number cards are worth their face value, the royal cards are worth 0 and aces are worth 1.
To calculate a hand total, the cards are added together and the 10 unit is dropped. For example, a 9 and a 2 make a total of 1 and not 11.The card values in Baccarat mean that the highest hand total possible is 9, and this automatically wins the game. There are specific rules governing when both the Punto and the Banco hand must get another card, and when it can stand. You don’t need to remember any of it, but you’ll learn as you go along and it will help develop your insight into the game.
Since Baccarat is based on chance, the best thing to do is build that into the strategy you play with. You’ll develop your own style as you practice on our no deposit table and will pick up different tactics along the way, but a good place to start is with the Martingale Betting Strategy.In the Martingale Strategy, you double your bet when you lose and halve it when you win. If you play for long enough, you’ll eventually recoup your losses and make a small profit for yourself. Give the game of Baccarat a try at River Belle Casino and discover why so many players enjoy the action, entertainment and big wins it has to offer!