Posted on May 11, 2015
Winning at Baccarat
Baccarat or Punto Banco is generally played in a separate casino area. It can also be played at online casinos. The Baccarat playing table is about the size of a craps table with up to 12 or 14 players and three casino dealers.
There are only two primary bets to make: by the banker or player – Banco or Punto, in addition to the rarely used Standoff. Some online casinos and land based ones, let the Baccarat players themselves deal out the cards in turn, and others have a casino dealer do the dealing, and also with regard to online gambling. In online Baccarat however, cards are dealt by a virtual dealer, automatically.
When playing Baccarat either at a brick and mortar casino or a online casino, each player, as well as the player dealing at Baccarat, is allowed to bet on either Punto or Banco, but it is customary however, for the dealer to usually bet on Banco. Players may decide not to deal, and may pass the ‘Shoe’ to the next player. The shoe stays with one player as long as the Bank is winning wins, except of course when playing at an online casino or online casinos.
In either online gambling or brick and mortar casinos, when playing Baccarat there are two hands dealt. The player bets on which one will win, or that there will be a l tie. It is identical to making a bet on Black or Red at roulette, and the payoff is even money. When playing Baccarat online the only difference between the Banco and Punto bet is the houses built-in advantage where a win on Banco will cost you 5% commission and also when playing at an online casino.