Baccarat online in online casino

Baccarat is a well-known casino card game that has been incredibly popular abroad with a simple playing style and a sense of exclusivity around the game. Baccarat is known from James Bond, and on casinos worldwide, it is also a game of drawn to. In South Africa, the game has become more and more popular in recent years, which also applies to online casinos where the exciting and exclusive game is available in several versions.  On this page, you will be able to read about how to play baccarat, what winnings you can win and which online casinos are best for playing baccarat in South Africa.

Baccarat is a card game played with a dealer and a player. Baccarat is a bit like blackjack, as in the game you are dealt cards and then you have to stand or draw more cards. In baccarat, it is indebted to get as close to 9 as possible. The game is structured in such a way that it is not possible to get over 9 and lose the hand automatically as one would in blackjack. In baccarat you start with two cards each, and a maximum of one more card can be drawn so you have three in total. When a game of baccarat starts, you as a player must choose whether to bet on your hand, the dealer’s or a draw.  The game will then start. The player and the dealer receive two cards each. When the cards are dealt, the total value of the player’s card is calculated and based on this, it is decided whether to draw another card. If the player’s total sum is between 1-5 or 10, then one more card is drawn. If the sum is 6-7, then the player must also stand. The sum 8-9 is called a ‘natural’. Here the player must also stand, and has automatically won the hand unless the dealer also has 8 or 9. To gain some experience with actually playing the game, one can visit websites like that provide plenty of options to play not only baccarat, but other games as well. Playing online a few times can make for good practice and can be fun too.

For the dealer, it is a little more complex. The dealer’s actions depend on what the player has and what card the player has drawn as a third card.  If the dealer has 0-2, then the dealer must always draw a card unless the player has a ‘natural’. On the value 7, the dealer never draws, which also applies if the dealer has a ‘natural’, which is the values 8 and 9.  The bank must always draw from the above rules. This is also true if the bank could win by standing with two cards. Once both the player and the banker have made the actions, the hand is decided. Whoever comes closest to 9 has won the hand. If both end up having the same value, then the hand will end up as a draw.

The card values in baccarat are fairly simple, but with a single rule that is important to keep in mind to understand the game.  For 10s and face cards, it counts as 10 or 0. It is different from casino to casino whether the cards count for 0 or 10. However, it has no real difference to the game.

This is because all total sums one has over 10 will be counted from the second digit of the sum. For example, if you have 5-7-4, you would have a total of 16. In baccarat, you can’t get over 9, which is why you count instead of the second digit. The sum of 16 will therefore count as 6 instead.  Therefore, if you have a hand that includes a 10’s or face cards, it will automatically give the same result whether they count for 10 or 0. An example of this is if you have a 6 and a 10. If the 10 counts for 10, then the sum will be 6 + 16 = 16, which will count for 6. Similarly, if the 10s counted for 0, then the sum would be 6 + 0 = 6.

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