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The Complete Baccarat Online Guide

Welcome to Genesis Casino - a gaming platform where you can play your favourite free Baccarat game to improve your skills or play for real money to receive exciting payouts. Baccarat is coined from the Italian game “Baccara”, which means “zero''. In the Baccarat casino card game, all the face cards and tens have a value of zero. Baccarat is easy to play, and you can place your wager in three ways; Banker, Player or a Tie. Read further for more information!






How to play baccarat

Baccarat, otherwise known as Baccara, is one of the popular table games that you can play at Genesis Casino. The attraction of the game? Baccarat is a game of chance. The game of Baccarat is easy and straightforward to play. However, Baccarat players are required to learn the Baccarat rules before getting started. In this game, the player will be playing against the banker. The objective of the game is to reach a hand closer to 9 than the hand of the banker. Just like other games, a wager needs to be placed before the game can commence.

To begin the game, two cards will be dealt to the Banker and the Player. In the game of Baccarat, you can bet on the banker's hand or the player hand, and you can also bet that the outcome of the game will be a tie.

If a player bets on the player's hand, and it is the nearest to nine, then the game will payout 1 to 1. When a player bets on the banker's hand and it's the closest to nine, then the game will pay out 1 to 1 but the player will be required to pay a 5% commission. If your hand adds up to 8 or 9, this stands for a natural win, and you'll be able to cash out your bets. This is true for the banker's hand.

Baccarat’s game layout is quite simple. When there is no natural win, the round continues with the banker and/or the player drawing an extra card, depending on the sum total. A Baccarat round ends with either a tie or a win. A natural win happens when a player has a total of 8 or 9, but the other doesn't. If there is no natural win, the hand that is nearest to 9 wins the bet.

A tie occurs when you and the banker complete the hand with the same total. Remember, you need to bet on the winner. If you bet on the banker and he wins the hand, you cash out on your bet. As a player, you will always have the chance to draw or stand before the banker takes his turn. If your initial two cards total 6 or 7, you stand. A hand total of 8 or 9 will give you a natural win. If you have a 6, 7, 8, or 9, the banker moves on to his hand. The banker stands on a 7, 8 or 9. Want to learn how to play? Playing our Baccarat free demo version is the best option. Simply sign up to start enjoying this incredible game - very fast and easy!

Basic rules to keep in mind:

  1. 1. When the bet has been placed, the Banker and Player will receive two cards each.
  2. 2. The aim of the game is to predict which hand will be closer to 9.
  3. 3. Players can bet on the player hand, the banker's hand, or on the tie bet.
  4. 4. Picture cards and tens have a value of zero, and aces are counted as one. The other cards are given their face value.
  5. 5. If the sum of a hand goes over 9, discard the first number or subtract 10 from the hand total.
  6. 6. The house rules will determine whether the player or banker's hand will receive a third card.

Baccarat Payouts

  • Player hand: Players who bet on a winning player hand get a 1 to1 payoff. For example, when you bet R10 on the player's hand, and it's the one closer to 9, then the game pays you R10 win.
  • House Edge: 1.29% (Single Deck), 1.24% (6-Deck)
  • Bank hand: Players who bet on a winning banker hand also receive a 1 to 1 payoff but need to pay a 5% commission. Here, if a player wagers R10 on the Banker's hand, and the hand was the closest to nine, they will receive a win of R9.50
  • House Edge: 1.01% (Single Deck), 1.06% (6-Deck)
  • A tie: A winning bet on the Tie is normally paid at 8 to 1.
  • House Edge: 15.75% (Single Deck), 14.44% (6-Deck)

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Baccarat Card Values

Before you commence play, it will make sense if you get familiar with the Baccarat card values. Each of the Baccarat cards has its worth. Picture cards (Jack, King, and Queen) and tens have a value of zero, and aces count as one. All other cards will have their face value. To succeed as a Baccarat player, you will need to learn how to calculate your card's worth. Simply add the points of the cards in your hand to get the total. In this game, the highest hand is 9. And in the rule of the game, a hand cannot burst if it is greater than 9. When the total number of hands in the Baccarat game exceeds the number 9, one of the following rules will be applied: drop the first digit, or you subtract 10 from the hand. Here is an example for better understanding. Supposing the hand a player gets in the game is 17, and since the rules said the sum of the hand in the game cannot exceed 9. Then, the first number (which is 1) will be dropped to give 7. Or, simply subtract 10 from 17, which will still result in 7. Once you sign up at our site, you can start to enjoy Baccarat online.

Baccarat card value: 10+8=18. Hand counts 8; 5+5+5=15. Hand Counts 5; 10+9=19. The Hand is a “Natural” 9; King+Ace+5=16 Hand counts 6;

Place your bet

Now that you have understood how the baccarat game is played, it's time to start enjoying the fun and thrilling moments that come with this incredible table game. As mentioned, players will be required to place a wager before the game begins, players need to know how to place their bet. Unlike the game of Blackjack, the type of bet that players can bet on in the game of Baccarat is limited. These are; Banker's Bet, Player's Bet, and the Tie Bet. To place your bet is easy and straightforward. The BET LIMITS board shows the min and max bets permitted on the table. Players will be notified on the game screen if the bet placed goes over the limit for that type of bet. If you place a bet that is less than the minimum betting limit, your bet will be discarded when the betting time lapse. However, if you place numerous bets and only some are not up to the minimum bet limit, the bet that does not meet the minimum requirements will be rejected. To participate in the game, you need to have enough funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen. At our site, we will be providing players with different variations of the online Baccarat game that players will enjoy.

If you want to enjoy the replica of the real-life gambling experience while playing the game of Baccarat, you can try out our live Baccarat game - such as the Speed Baccarat - you'll be wowed. Our Baccarat variants are supplied by top providers in the industry. Aside from that, they are RNG-certified, which means that the outcomes of the game are random. All the Baccarat games featured at our site are designed with cutting-edge web technology like HTML5, which makes it possible for you to access our Baccarat game on across all mobile platforms. So whether you are using Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows, players will be able to enjoy the best mobile gambling experience. Also, the games are designed to fit perfectly to any screen size. Players who are new to the game can try out the demo version before playing with real money.

Start playing now

If you are not new to the Baccarat game, make a deposit now and start playing for real money. No matter the Baccarat variants that you settle for, the rules remain the same. What are you still waiting for? It's time to start enjoying the exciting and entertaining experience of playing the game of Baccarat - meaning you don't need to delay any further. Simply log in if you have an account with us to start enjoying the best online Baccarat game. Or, if you are yet to register with us, click on the “Sign Up” button to create an account, and let the fun begin!




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