Welcome to Baccarat Teacher – a site wholly dedicated to the intriguing game of baccarat.
Here at the Baccarat Teacher you can learn about the many aspects of this classic yet simple casino card game, including its rules, the history of the game, the differences between online baccarat versus land-based baccarat and, of course, some valuable tips to help you get started.
Use this guide if you are a beginner to baccarat or want to learn more about playing baccarat online. You will also find reviews and links to free online baccarat sites.
Baccarat has the reputation of being an exclusive card game for the wealthy and elite, played in cornered off sections of the casino behind velvet curtains. However, baccarat offers the best odds of all card and table games and is a game that can be enjoyed by all either online or at the casino.
Baccarat, whilst one of the oldest games to feature in the modern casino, is actually one of the easiest to learn and play as it relies solely on chance. The objective of the game is to bet on the hand with the highest total value, that is, a total nearest to the value of 9.
There may be up to twelve or fourteen players in a game set around a table. However, regardless of how many people are playing, only two hands are dealt: the ‘banker’ hand and the’ player’ hand. Note that the ‘player’ hand does not refer to the customer and the ‘banker’ hand does not refer to the house―they are merely options on which players can bet. Alternatively, players can bet on the possibility that the hands will tie. Thus, the game allows you to wager three different types of bets. For more information about the rules, visit our page on How Baccarat Works.
Once bets have been placed, there are no further opportunities for decisions as both the ‘banker’ hand and the ‘player’ hand are dealt according to fixed rules and result in either final hands of either two or three cards for each.
There are three variations of the classic game of baccarat: baccarat chemin de fer (railway), baccarat banque (or à deux tableaux), and punto banco (or North American baccarat). The rules for each only vary slightly. Our site is dedicated to the American version of baccarat.
Many casinos now offer ‘mini-baccarat’ which is a trimmed down variation of baccarat and is suited to those players who have a limited bankroll or are new to the game. The pace of a game of ‘mini-baccarat’ is usually much faster than the normal version of baccarat. Betting minimums and maximums are usually lower. In casinos outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, mini-baccarat is frequently the only version of baccarat on offer.