Online Baccarat: The Game of Royalty
Step out in style with the ever-popular baccarat. Try your hand at this exciting and engaging internet-casino table game that offers ample winning opportunities. There are a selection of various baccarat games to choose from and there is more than enough excitiment to whet your appetite. Baccarat is the ultimate arena in which to test your mettle and gambling skills.
History of Baccarat
Due to the popularity of the 007 franchise and the many antics of the charming James Bond, baccarat has found its way into popular culture and the casinos of the world. Any casino worth its weight in winnings will offer this refined game to its valued players.
This game truly is drenched in royalty and blue blood. Originating in Italy and being imported into France under the watchful eye of King Charles VIII, baccarat has been the game of kings since its inception. And now, thanks to Royal Vegas Online Casino, you can experience all the thrills and sophistication that are synonymous with the game.
Have changed only minimally over the years, there are now three varieties of baccarat: baccarat banque, baccarat chemin de fer and punto banco. And this game is still one of the most popular table games the world over.
The Rules of Baccarat:
The game is incredibly straightforward with very simple instructions and rules. There are only three possible results that can be achieved (Player, Banker or Tie). The fundamental aim of baccarat is to wager a bet on whether the player or the house will end up with a hand that collectively totals the value closest to 9.
Card values equal:
- Ace = 1
- 10, Jack, Queen and King = 0
- 2 to 9 = 2 to 9 (their face value)
By simply adding card values and removing the “ten” digits, final scores are reached:
- 3 plus 4 = 7
- 4 plus 7 = 1 (11 less the ten digit)
- 4 plus 6 = 0 or Baccarat (10 less the ten digit)
Both player and house are dealt two cards to kick off the festivities. A “natural” is reached and no more cards are dealt if either is holding a total value of 8 or 9.
The result will be a tie if both are holding an identical total value.
Wagering a winning bet on either the player’s or the house’s hand results in a 1 to 1 payout.
The best possible payout is 8 to 1, achievable by wagering a winning bet on a tie.
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