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  • Baccarat can be confusing at first but it's actually one of the simplest

  • games in the casino

  • it's also one of the best games for beginner players because there are no

  • advanced strategies

  • and the house edge is smaller than most other casino games

  • every hand of baccarat begins with the dealer dealing two

  • two card hands. One is known as the player hand and the other is called the banker

  • hand

  • at the beginning at the hand players wager on which hand will win

  • or whether they'll tie.The winner is determined by which hand ends up with

  • the total value

  • closest to 9. In baccarat aces have a value of 1

  • number cards 2 through 9 count at face value

  • and 10s, Jacks, queens and kings are all worth zero

  • all final totals are between 0 and nine

  • once the total reaches 10 or above you must subtract 10

  • so two sevens for example totals 14 which becomes a four

  • Baccarat is such a simple game because the dealer does all the work

  • players only have to decide which hand to bet on. Unlike games like blackjack where

  • they can make decisions like hitting and

  • standing. After players have made their wagers and the dealers has delt the two hands

  • the player hand is acted on first. The two cards are turned over and the value is

  • called out by the dealer

  • the dealer then turns over the bankers hand. The total value of

  • each hand will determine whether either hand receives more cards

  • if the player's hand total 6 through 9 the player stands

  • if it totals eight or nine it's known as a natural and is an automatic winner unless the

  • dealer also has a natural

  • eight or nine. If the player hand totals five or less

  • it received one and only one more card

  • whether the banker hand get another card depend on the total value of the banker

  • hand

  • and the player hand. The banker hand will always stand with a total of seven

  • eight or nine and you always hit with a total of 0

  • one or two the rest of the drawing rules are more complicated but don't worry

  • when you're playing baccarat all you need to worry about is placing a bet

  • in our next video we will go over basic

  • baccarat odds and strategies to make sure you're giving yourself the best

  • chance of

  • walking away from the casino a winner visit

  • for more great casino strategy

Baccarat can be confusing at first but it's actually one of the simplest

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