Play Baccarat Card Games Online at Mansion Casino Australia

Baccarat is one of the most popular card games online and is very exciting and simple to learn.

Play Baccarat Card Games Online

The first important point to note when you’re learning how to play is that when you’re playing online baccarat, you’re not playing against the house at all. There are two sets of cards that are dealt, but the first belongs to you, the player, and the second is the banker’s set, who is not the house. In fact, the player can choose to bet on either his set or the banker’s set, or even on a tie.

How To Play Online Baccarat

In the online version of this popular pastime, you’ll place your bets as you get started. To do this you’ll first choose your chip values, and then click on the area of the table where you want to bet. If you want to place a couple of chips in one area, just click on that area a number of times with the mouse to get to the value that you want to bet. You’ll want to know what the different table areas mean for betting before you start to place bets, so practicing in our free mode is generally a good idea.

Now it’s dealing time! The player gets dealt first, then the banker, and then in the same order for the second two cards. Since the sets are dealt face-up there is no guessing required as to who has been dealt what.

Similar to blackjack, just with a different number, your aim is to get as close to the number 9 as possible to beat your opponent. And since the cards all have different points assigned to them, you’ll find it a breeze working out what the point totals are once you get to know the rules. There is the possibility that you and/or the banker will be dealt a third card, but this depends on your respective point values. You don’t get to choose whether you want a third, it’s worked out for you based on your points.

Getting To Know The Point System Of Baccarat

This is how the point system works:

  • Number cards with the face-value of 2-9 are assigned points based on their face-value.
  • 10’s, Jacks, Queens and Kings are 0.
  • The ace has the value of 1.
  • For both the player and the banker individually, the total is added up from the points of each of the two cards. If the total reaches double digits, the second number will be the total. For example, if the player has 14 as the total, his point total will be 4. The same rule applies to the banker.
  • If either the player or the banker gets a point total of 8 or 9 from the two cards, this is a ‘natural win’ and the round ends.
  • The player will be dealt a third only if his point total is between 0-5, unless the banker’s points sum to 8 or 9 of course.
  • It is a little more complex when it comes to the banker drawing again – if the player doesn’t draw a third card, the banker will draw a third providing his points are between 0-5. If the player did draw a third, there are a couple of rules that will determine at what point value the banker can draw. It’s worth checking out the exact rules of baccarat to know what these specifics are.

Once you’re up to speed with the rules of the game, you’ll find baccarat to be one of the most thrilling gambling options at Mansion Casino. If you’re a fan of card games, and are looking for a change from poker or blackjack, then this centuries-old pastime will be just what you’re looking for. Sign up to our top Australian casino online today and see where your bets will take you!