This unique, relaxing card game is easy to master, exciting to play and is considered one of the most prestigious casino offerings.
It’s the number 9 number 9, number 9 in the game of Baccarat. The winner is the banker or player hand that holds two or three cards totaling closest to nine.
All number cards, 2 through 9, count as their face value or the number of pips on the card. All 10s and face cards count as 10. Aces count as 1. No hand can be worth more than 9.
For example, if the hand has a king (10) and a 2, then it totals not 12, but 2. To quickly determine the value of a hand greater than 9, simply use the last digit of the total number--such as 9 for 19, 0 for 20 or 7 for 17.
Baccarat is dealt from a shoe holding eight decks of cards. This appealing table game presents an additional benefit with a low house advantage. Don’t let the roots of the game from the term baccara, meaning zero, fool you for this casino game is at the top of the intelligent gambler’s list.