This baccarat tutorial will explain how the player’s hand will play out, some basic smarts and strategy and finely how to bet wisely during the game.

How will a player’s hand play out?

Baccarat is often compared to blackjack because players generally hope that the hand they bet o will be a certain number. In light of this, the number is 9 instead of 21. The main difference is tat you will not be betting against your own hand but rather on one of two hands that are dealt on the table. what is the most important fact is that players have no decisions to make about how the hands are played. The dealer will act according to the predetermined set of rules without consulting with players at the table.

The only decisions a player may make is the wager and if they will bet on the player’s hand or the banker’s hand. This lack of choices makes baccarat a pretty good game for novices.

Card values

All cards ranging from 2 till 9 will be ranked at face value. Aces count as 1. Tens, jacks, queens and kings will all be counted as 0. When the total value of the cards surpass 9, the first digit in the value is dropped. This means that all hands will have a value ranging from 0 to 9.

Drawing cards to your hand:

The dealer reveals the player hand and then the banker hand, according to the house protocol. No hand will have more than three cards. Only one card extra may be drawn to a hand.

As you already know, the highest value of any hand is 9.

The following table will explain some of the rules that the player and the banker will follow during the game:

Player’s first two cards total:

Player’s hand

Banker’s hand

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Draws a card. Draws accoring to the rules shown below
6, 7. Stands. Draws when the first two card totals from 0 to 5 and stabd on 6 to 9.
8, 9.  Natural stands. Never draws.

Banker’s two cards total:

Banker draws when player’s third card is:

Banker stands when player’s third card is:

0, 1, 2. Anything. Will not stand.
3. From 1 till 0. 8.
4. From 2 till 7. 1, 8, 9, 0.
5. From 4 till 7. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 0.
6. 6, 7. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 0.
7.  Always stands.
8, 9. Natural stands.

Naturals win immediately or they are tied. In common sense, the 9 will always beat an 8.