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Be Familiar With the Game Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat is played from several deck of cards like a six-deck cards and eight-deck cards. In baccarat all picture cards and ten cards have no value or zero. The other cards are counted as their face value from Ace, which counts as one, then twos, threes and so forth discounting the cards' suit.

If the total card value is a double digit number, just drop the first digit because only the second digit is valid in baccarat. For example, 17 is valued as seven and 20 is valued as zero.

Before the game of baccarat begins, the players must first place their stakes on the banker bet, player bet, or tie bet. After the betting, the dealer will then deal two cards on each baccarat hand, first is the player then the banker. The goal for the game of baccarat is to bet on the hand that you guess will have the highest card value.

An additional card may be dealt to the banker or player if the following conditions are met with regards to the three-card baccarat rules:

The third-card baccarat rules for the player's hand are:

- If one of the baccarat hands has a natural - eight or nine - on the first two dealt cards, no additional card is allowed to be dealt because it automatically wins. - If the player hand has a hand of equal to or less than five, drawing a third card is allowed. - If the player opted not to draw, the banker will stand on a hand value of six or higher and draws on a hand value of five or less.

If the player draws a card, these are the third-card baccarat rules for the banker's hand:

- If the banker's hand is two or less, the banker always draw the third card. - If the banker's hand is three, the banker will draw except if the third card of the player hand is eight. - If the banker's hand is four, the banker will draw a third except if the player's third is zero, one, eight, or nine. - If the banker's hand is five, the banker will draw a card except if the third card for the player hand is four, five, six, or seven. - If the banker's hand is six, the banker will draw except if the third card of the player hand is six or seven. - If the banker's hand is seven, the banker will always stand.

The house advantages in baccarat are: (1) Banker - 1.17% (2) Player - 1.36% (3) Tie - 14.12% with an eight to one payout

Learning the game rules of baccarat is very significant. You can never truly know how to play the high rolling game of baccarat if you don't become familiar with the rules. These baccarat rules make the game more exciting and fun.

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