Baccarat is one of the oldest and most popular casino games worldwide. It is particularly popular in Asia and Europe and becoming increasingly popular in the Americas. Though, Baccarat is usually a very formal high stakes game, mini-baccarat is a more casual but faster and just as exciting version of the big game. Baccarat is perhaps the easiest casino game to learn how to play because the game is no more difficult to wager on than the flip of a coin. Come see the fast and furious action on our new Baccarat game at Cordova Restaurant Casino!
- Ace = 1
- 2-9 = face value
- 10-K = 0.
- The only three possible outcomes are “Player Win”, “Banker Win”, and “Tie.”
- If the total point value of the hand is greater than 9, the “tens” collumn of the point value will be dropped to obtain the resulting score. For example, if the cards for a hand are 9 and 6, the point value will be 15 but the score will be 5.
- Scores will always be in a range of 0 to 9 with the score closest to 9 winning.
The Player Hand:
- Must stand on value of six through nine.
- Must hit on value of zero through four.
- Must hit on value of five. Exception: If the Banker up card is a five or a six, the player may opt to Stand and play only the initial two Player cards or Hit and play all three Player cards. On an option hand, the Player hand still receives a hit card in order to make a complete hand, even if all players have opted to Stand.
The Banker Hand:
- If the value of the Banker hand is 0-2 it will draw regardless of the Player hit card.
- If the value of the Banker hand is 3 it will draw unless the Player hit card is an 8.
- If the value of the Banker hand is 4 it will Stand unless the Player hit card is 2 through 7.
- If the value of the Banker hand is 5 it will Stand unless the Player hit card is 4 through 7.
- If the value of the Banker hand is 6 it will Stand unless the Player hit card is 6 through 7.
- Banker hand must stand if the value is 7 or greater.
- When the Player hand stands on 6 or 7, the Banker hand hits on 5 or less and stands on 6 or more.
Determining a Winner:
- The the scores of both hands will be compared to determine a winner.
- The hand with the score closest to 9 wins
- Winning “Player” wagers will be paid 1:1. Winning “Banker” wagers will be paid 1:1 minus a posted commission.
- “Tie” wagers will be paid 9:1 while “Player” and “Banker” wagers will both push on a tie.
- Winning “Dragon Bonus” wagers will be paid in accordance with a posted pay schedule.