Baccarat - How to Play
Baccarat by 1x2 Gaming is an online version of the popular casino card game that you can play for free. The aim of the game is to predict who will have the hand with the highest score or if you will have a tie. This version has chips with the denominations 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 25 and 100 and the table has a minimum bet of .50 and a maximum of 250.
How to Play
To start the gameplay you need to choose a chip and place your bet in the Player or Banker areas of the table, depending on who you think will have the highest score, or you can bet on the result being a Tie. You then need to press deal and a card will be dealt to your hand first and then the banker, you will both be dealt with 2 cards and depending on the result a third card may also be dealt. Player and Banker wins are paid at 1 to 1 although if the Banker wins a 5% commission is taken from the winnings. If the result is a tie, the payout is 8 to 1.
The object is to have the hand with a value closest to 9 and the scoring is fairly easy to understand. Number cards 2 to 9 use their face value, Aces are counted as 1 and Kings, Queens, Jacks and 10´s have no value. If the player has a score of 0 - 5 in their hand they will receive a 3rd card. If the player has 6 or 7 then the hand stands and the Banker draws a 3rd card if their hand has a score of 0 - 5. However, if the Player draws a third card then the value of the Banker´s hand determines if they can draw a third card. If the cards in your hand have a score of 10 or more then 10 will be subtracted. So if you are dealt a 4 and an 8 (12) your hand will be 2.
Once you have played the first hand, you have the option to make the same bet again (rebet), double the previous bet (rebet x2) or make a new bet. Additional buttons will open the instructions of the game, open the game options and view the bet history.