You may think of Baccarat as a complicated game. Baccarat is one of the casino games that are usually considered games for the richest gamblers and usually the scare of the average player.
However, nowadays, there are more and more people who discover that it is a really good game for the small stakes player since it is very simple to play and has a few advantages for the casino. Some online casinos will even feature some large Baccarat tables that can seat up to 14 players at once. But commonly, most casinos feature a mini-Baccarat table that can serve a maximum of 8 players.
Online Baccarat is pretty much played the same with the classic version, except for that all hands are being dealt out by the dealer and the players can never touch the cards.
The game always starts with two cards being dealt from a shoe containing eight decks of cards. The first hand is dealt to the player and the second one to the banker. The casino operator or the player who is holding the shoe slides one card and faces it up in the Player’s box on the table. The first of the Banker’s hand, the next card, is placed in the Banker’s box on the table. Then the house deals with another Player card before the second Banker card. The dealer’s first-round includes two cards for both the Player and the Banker. The values of the first two cards in each hand are added and the aim of the game is to get a total as close to 9 as possible.
After the values of the first two cards are added, a third card can be drawn by the banker, the player, or both.
The decision as to a third card should be drawn or not is not decided by the dealer or the player. It is only decided by the gaming rules.