# Baccarat

What is Baccarat?

Baccarat is a popular card game that is often played in casinos. It has simple rules and is easy to learn, making it appealing to both novice and experienced players. The game involves comparing the values of two hands: the player's hand and the banker's hand. The goal is to have a hand with a value of 9 or as close to 9 as possible. The game is typically played with six decks of cards, and the player can bet on either their own hand, the banker's hand, or a tie.

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Rules to know :

1. The value of a hand is determined by adding up the point values of its cards. Aces are worth 1, cards 2 through 9 are worth their face value, and 10s and face cards are worth 0.

2. The goal is to have a hand with a value of 9 or as close to 9 as possible.

3. If the total value of a hand exceeds 9, the value is adjusted by subtracting 10. For example, a hand with a value of 15 would be worth 5.

4. In some versions of the game, a third card may be drawn if certain conditions are met.

5. The banker's hand is played according to a set of rules that depend on the value of their initial two cards and whether the player drew a third card.

6. There are three possible outcomes for each hand: the player wins, the banker wins, or there is a tie.

If the Player's hand is a total of 8 or 9 points, it's a natural win and no additional cards will be drawn. The Player's hand will stand.

The Player's hand always stands on point totals of 6 or 7 as well.

On any total from 0 to 5, the Player draws a third card – unless the Banker has 8 or 9.

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How to play Baccarat?

To play Baccarat, you first place a bet on either the player's hand or the banker's hand. The dealer then deals two cards to each hand. If the player's hand has a value of 6 or higher, they stand, otherwise they draw another card. The banker's hand is played according to a set of rules that depend on the value of their initial two cards and whether the player drew a third card. The goal is to have a hand with a value of 9 or as close to 9 as possible. The player wins if their hand is closer to 9 than the banker's hand, while the banker wins if their hand is closer to 9. A tie occurs if both hands have the same value.