Baccarat FAQs

Baccarat is one of the most well-known casino table games among high rollers. The original game was enjoyed by high rollers. Online baccarat has broken down these barriers to make the game available to everyone.

This card casino game is dealt from a shoe, which can contain up to eight card decks.  The aim is to get a hand total of 9. Find out more about the game with these frequently asked questions and answers below.

What are the most popular baccarat variants?

Online baccarat offers players a variety of different games to choose from. These include: Punto Baccarat, Baccarat Chemin de fer, Baccarat Banque.

 Where does the name originate from?

The term baccarat originates from the Italian word of Baccara. When translated, this term means zero, which represents the card values of the tens and face cards.

 What are the card values in baccarat?

In a game of baccarat cards are worth the values between 0 and 9:

  • Cards 1 to 9: Face Value
  • 10s, J, K, and A: 0 (zero)
  • Aces: 1

 What is the winning hand?

A winning hand is the one with a total closest to 8 or 9.

 What are the betting options?

Players can bet on the player, banker, or a tie result. They win by correctly placing a bet on the hand they think will win.

 What is a natural baccarat hand?

A natural hand is when the total of the first 2 cards dealt equal 8 or 9. In this case, no further cards will be dealt, and the round will end.

 Is it possible to bust in baccarat?

No, it is not. This is one of the many attractions for players. When a hand enters a double-digit total, such as 14 the first digit will fall away. This means, your final hand total will be calculated 4.

 Does baccarat require any skill?

Baccarat does not require players to have much skill in order to play. Players place bets on who they think will have the winning hand. There is not much that happens during the round that requires players to use any skills.

 What is the best bet to place in baccarat?

In baccarat, the house has an edge. This means placing bets on the banker, in the long run, will pay off. However, placing a bet continuously on your own hand means you are likely to miss out on winning some rounds.

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