Baccarat – Online Cards Casino Game
He sits down, looking dapper in his black tuxedo complete with bowtie. His demeanour is one of nonchalance and mystique. Then he says those words that are a dead-giveaway as to who this suave man of mystery really is. His words are ‘Martini, shaken, not stirred’. Right you are, you’re sitting right next to Bond. James Bond. Secret Agent 007 himself.
It should come as no surprise though, because you are sitting at a Baccarat table, and Bond is famous for his passion for the game. Compose yourself quickly, because to become a high roller in this game (and high rollers are who generally play this game), you need to be cool, calm and collected, and more than a little suave yourself.
What Is Baccarat
Baccarat has an air of class surrounding it, and this is one of the things that keep many people nervously watching the table from the side-lines on the casino floor. This is the beauty of playing Baccarat online – it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what you’re wearing (you could be in your pyjamas or dressed in drag for all we care). You could even be 007 yourself. The point is that you’ll get to enjoy the game and reap its rewards without the need to muster up confidence just to sit at the table with the snooty crowd.
And you’ll be really glad that you did get your chance to play this game because not only is it loads of fun and very exciting, but it will keep you coming back for more with its generous payouts.
The game may be centuries-old but it has managed to adapt itself beautifully to the modern era of online gambling. When you play this game at Mansion Casino UK, you’ll see the table graphic with all the regular betting areas. To place your bets, simply choose your chip value, click on the area where you want to bet, as many times as you want to bet, and then the cards will be dealt. It’s you and the banker in this game, so you’re not up against the dealer. In fact, you’re not up against anyone because you can even bet on the banker’s hand, as well as your own, or even on a tie. You’ll be dealt a card, then the banker, and then you’ll each get a second card in the same order of dealing.
How to Play Baccarat
The aim is to bet on the hand that is closest in point value to 9. Just like in Blackjack, cards have different point values, but here the values are different – Ace is 1, 10 through to King is valued as 0, and 2-9 are at their face-value. If the totals come to double-digits the point value will be the second digit only. Based on these point values, the system will decide whether the player or the banker get a third card. You don’t get to hit or stand like you do in Blackjack, it’s decided for the player based on his points, and for the banker based on a number of factors, including points.
Because the game of Baccarat requires quite a bit of understanding, it’s best to read up on all these rules and to even play for free to get some hands-on experience.