Baccarat is a classic card game that can be played at home or in a casino. It’s easy to learn and can be a great way to have some fun with your friends!
Typically, baccarat is played with a number of standard 52-card decks that have been shuffled together. All the face cards have a value of 1 and all the 10s, Jacks, Queens and Kings have a value of 0.
When playing Baccarat, players must decide whether they want to place a bet on either the Bank or Player hand. The player with the highest total wins, but a tie can also be a winner.
The dealer will deal two cards to each player and will then take a few seconds to check them. Then he will turn the cards face up and look at them as well. If the players total is 8 or 9 he announces ‘la petite’ and if it is 6 or 7 he will announce ‘non’.
In addition, the dealer will offer to be banker. This will only be done if the player is in a position to win or tie the coup. If the player declines, the banker’s right to be banker passes to the next player in counter-clockwise rotation.
The dealer then deals the cards to the banker and the player. The first player to the left of the dealer is entitled to be the first banker. If he loses the coup, the banker’s right to be the first banker passes to the next player in counter-clockwise order.