The Card Value and Our Tips on How to Play Baccarat

Do you know the rules and strategies for playing baccarat? If you want to have everything under control to have fun at the online casino, here are some good tips for playing baccarat at Casinoble India!

What is Baccarat?

Baccarat is one of the most prestigious casino games in casinos all over the world, capable of seducing thanks to a very entertaining game dynamic for the player.

It is a game of European origins, which emerged as an alternative to blackjack, although the main difference with blackjack lies in the number of points required to win the game: 21 in blackjack, 9 in baccarat. However, it is not a game against the dealer, as in blackjack, but in baccarat you can bet in three different ways: for the player, for the dealer or for a draw.

The Card Value in Baccarat

The first thing to know in this fun card game is the value of each card. This way we will know when to hit, when to stand and what the total value of our play is:

  • The Ace is worth 1 point
  • The cards from 2 to 9 have the value indicated on each card
  • A 10, J, Q or K is worth 0 points

If the sum of the two cards exceeds ten points, subtract 10: this means that if, for example, the dealer receives a 6 and a 9, he will have a total of 5 points (15 – 10 = 5); if his cards are a 10 and a J, the total is 0 points; or if he has two nines, the total is 8 points (18 – 10 = 8).

How Do You Play Baccarat?

The dealer deals two cards to the player and two cards to the banker. The game is won by the player who has the highest number of cards. 

However, although it is a very simple game, there are several rules: depending on the player's or the banker's number, the dealer will deal a third card.

Third Card Rules in Baccarat

The great thing about baccarat is that neither the player nor the banker has to decide for themselves whether they want to receive a third card or not: the rules of the game already determine whether the dealer should deal that additional card to one, the other or both of them.

If the dealer or the player has a hand of 8 or 9 points, they stand and this rule is above all others, without exception.

If the player has a hand of 6 or 7, he will not receive any more cards. In that case, if the dealer has 5 points or less, he receives a third card.

If the player has a total of 5 or less, he gets one more card. In that case, the dealer will also receive another card, depending on his score and the card the player receives. Just as the current situation in India, this is a complex situation, it is not necessary to explain all the possibilities. However, it is important to know that the dealer is fully aware of all the options and will automatically act on the game.



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Lukas is one of the leading authors at Casinoble. He entered the casino world through his passion for online poker. Lukas is also a dedicated sports betting fan. At Casinoble, Lukas usually writes about Live Dealer Games, Sportsbetting and Betting Strategies.

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