Baccarat is a casino game that originated in Europe but has recently reemerged in Asia. With its high win percentage, it is a popular choice for both casino managers and gamblers around the world.
The goal of the game is to predict which hand will have the closest total to nine, and this is done by betting on either the player or banker’s hands. If a banker or player has a hand with a total that is equal to nine, the round ends and no further cards are drawn.
In live baccarat, players and dealers will use a score sheet to record the number of winning hands and losses in each hand. These sheets range from simple tracking sheets to complex grids to track the frequency of wins and ties.
Some casinos will also offer side bets on a range of numbers. These usually have high payouts, but they can also carry a higher house edge than other common baccarat bets.
Alternatively, players can place a Super Six Bet on the first two cards and this will pay out if the Banker hand or the Player hand has a total of 6 points or more. The payout for a winning Super Six Bet is 12x the original bet amount.
The maximum value of a baccarat hand is nine, so players and dealers will sometimes drop the first digit from a total that exceeds this to get the real value. This is the same rule that applies to poker.