The game of baccarat


Baccarat is a card game that is played with a banker and players called "pontes".

The objective of the game of Baccarat is to keep 2 or 3 cards totaling 9 or the value closest to 9 possible.

The value of the cards is as follows:

  • All cards, from Ace (which is worth 1) to 9 have their face value.
  • The others (10, Jack, Queen, King) are the “logs” and are worth zero.

The value of a set is obtained by addition, keeping only the ones digit (the tens digit is ignored). For example: a 3 and a 5 are worth 8; a 5 and a 9 are worth 4 (only the units of 14 are retained).


The croupier deals the cards to the player and to himself. In terms of the value of the initial 2-card hand, a third card can be given to one or the other.

At the end of the day, the winning hand is the one closest to 9.

The player can bet either on the player's hand ("player"), or on that of the donor ("bank"), or on equality ("tie").

Bets on a winning hand (player or dealer) are paid with a ratio of 1 to 1. Bets on a tie are paid 8 to 1.

Case of natural baccarat : If the player or dealer has two first cards totaling 8 or 9 points, it is a natural winning hand. If the player and the dealer get a natural hand, then the higher hand wins.

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