Baccarat card game is one of the many various forms of gambling which have been around for many years. The baccarat gaming techniques can be traced back to the 15th century in the France and the as well as the 19th century in the United States of America. In France the game is known as Punto Banco and it is the national game of France. In the U.S.A the game is known as Baccarat and is classed as the royal game.
The game is played with a normal deck of 52 cards and the play commences with the dealing of the cards to the player and the banker. At the conclusion of the dealing the banker receives the cards and the player is dealt 5 cards where the casino dealer typically deals himself or herself a face-up card in the face down position. At this stage in the game the player can either bet on the ‘Player’, the ‘Banker’ or a tie.
In Baccarat, the cards having the value of 8 to 9 are equivalent to zeroes, as in blackjack all tens (stars, queen, king) are equivalent to zero. The cards with the value of 10 are called the trump cards and the actual game is played utilizing the strategy known as the ‘Banker’s Fallacy’. This occurs when the player makes a point hand with a hand having a higher value than the dealer’s hand. If the banker’s hand happens to be a higher value hand, the player wins the game regardless of whether the dealer wins the game.
In some casinos the game is played with 6 decks of cards all in a continuous shuffling machine, other casinos use a shuffling machine which is twice as fast as the continuous machine. Basic to the Baccarat game are the following actions that a player can take. The player can ‘buy’ a card from the dealer. The player can also make ‘place bets’ in casino. If the player buying a card indicates beforehand that the player is not satisfied with the card, the player can have the option to ‘throw away’ the card. After the player has ‘ashed in’, the dealer deal out a number of cards to every player.
Card values in the Baccarat game are as follows: An ace counts 1 or 11, cards from 2 to 9 are face value and 10, J, Q, K, are valued accordingly. An ace and any card value of 10 are called a ‘natural’ hand and is not considered a hand. The value of cards 7 to 9 is the number of the card, and the ace is valued as the highest card. The Player has to draw a card if he has a hand value more than that of the dealer, the cards owned by the dealer are installments and can be drawn if the player wishes to have a new card dealt.
The QQDewa dealers use their own cards according to the rank of the hand, the suits symbol displayed on the table and the cards of the players. The rank of the hand is the same as the order in which the cards were drawn. Hand values are determined according to the card numbers, the King of hearts is the highest card in the game, the 2 of spades is the second highest, the 3 of hearts is the third highest etc.
In the game Baccarat, the card 10 is excluded from the card number sequence as it is considered to be a card rather than a hand. The cards have the following sequence:- Band – 2 to 9, Ace – 1 to 6, King – 1 to 9, Queen – 1 to 10, Jack – 10 to Ace.
If we look at the hand card value, the Ace is high and the King is low. If these cards are considered to be the high cards, then the 0 or 00 would be low. However, if the Ace is high and the King is low they total the value of the card as a whole. In this way a high card can be assigned the value of a royal flush and a low card (one with a value of 10) can be assigned the value of a straight flush.
You may also notice that the 0 and 00 are black in these cards and this is because they are the two highest cards in the game. If these cards are considered as the low cards, then the cards with the Ace and King as the low cards would complete a straight flush.
One system to determine the high cards is the Red Seven method. This is a method to determine the value of the cards in a hand. The sequence is the same as the blackjack game, the Ace could be counted as a high card from 1 to 9 and the King as a low card from 10 to Ace. The cards are then assigned a “low” value of “1” for the Ace, a “high” card for the King and a ” Soft” card for the Queen.