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Baccarat - A Game of Kings?

King Charles of France never imagined the options that online casino games would offer when his countrymen began playing Baccarat in the 1400s. Baccarat, in its traditional form, is a card game with three popular variations including punto, baccarat banque and baccarat chemin de fer. It has always been a popular game at casinos. Today gamers can find online Baccarat games as part of online casino games' listings, including a number of online casino UK options.

Online Baccarat

The objective of online Baccarat is to bet on a set of cards whose total, you believe, will come closest to a sum of nine. You bet on one of three possibilities - that your own hand will total nine, that the banker's hand will total nine or that your hand will tie with the banker's hand. The casino pays you 100% of your bet if you bet on either your own hand or the banker's hand (for a £20 bet, if you win, you receive your £20 back plus an additional £20). The casino pays you 800% of your wager if you bet on a tie (for a $20 bet you will receive your £20 back plus another £160).

Baccarat Online Casino Games

Place your bet to begin your online Baccarat game. Signify your wager, on your own hand, the banker's hand or a tie, by placing your bet in the appropriate space. You receive two separate hands, your player hand and the banker hand, each of which consists of two cards. Cards valued at two through nine retain that value, while aces receive a value of one and the Jack, Queen and King receive a value of zero.

Check the sum of these first two cards in both the player's and the banker's hands. If either hand totals eight or nine, it is considered a "natural" win. If this happens the online Baccarat play ends and another hand is dealt.

If neither the player's nor the banker's hand totals eight or nine, continue the round. If either one of the hands totals six or seven, no further cards may be added to that hand. If the hand totals five or less, another card is added. This can continue for a total of up to three additional cards.

First the player finishes his round, drawing only enough cards so that his total remains under nine. Then the banker's hand plays in the same manner. When the round ends the hand that is closest to nine wins. The sum can never go above nine in online Baccarat. The game's rules adjust for removing the tens place in any sum that goes above nine. For instance, if the first two cards are a six and a seven, the sum, thirteen, becomes a three after the tens place is removed. If you then pick up a nine, the new total, twelve, becomes a two after the tens place is removed.

Baccarat mavens provide tips for online Baccarat players. These tips include learning the rules of the game thoroughly, playing Baccarat with fewer decks, drawing only when your card is lower than six or seven, refraining from betting on a tie and managing your money wisely by pacing your betting.

Baccarat at Online Casinos and Online Casinos UK

Gamers have a number of online casino games' options for playing Baccarat including several online casino UK options.