Rules of Baccarat

Rules of Baccarat

Official Rules of Baccarat

Baccarat is one of the easiest, most fun and played card games in the casino. It too has a name of its own. Before Baccarat made its name in the casinos and in online platforms namely Online Casino Malaysia, Mega888 and other famous sites, here is a short history of Baccarat. Baccarat was first introduced in France. It has quite a bleak history but it is said that soldiers started playing it in the 15th century when they were returning from the French Italian war.

This game is typically played between two people, “the player” and “the banker”. Each of the cards has value on its own. Numbers such as 10, Jack, Queen and King have a value of 0 and jokers are not used at all. Aces are worth 1 point. Numbers 2 through 9 has values or their own numbers. This game is played a lot in giant casinos across the United States, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Australia and Macau. There are reports saying that this game generates an income of close to 91%.


Rules of Baccarat 

Basic Rules

Baccarat has some basic rules that you have to adhere to along the game. The court card stands at a value of 0, whereas others have a face value. The game starts with 2 cards being dealt at a time. In the end, all the values of the cards are then summed up. The person with the cards’ sum value being the closest to nine wins. If the score exceeds the value 9, it will turn to 0 rather than 10. The tips for playing this game is to judge the score. If the score of both cards combined is low, a third card will have to be taken. If the score is 6, then it is not advisable to take a third card. If the score is 5, then it is estimated to be equal both ways.

The basic rule of this game is really simple to understand. Each player will be dealt with 2 cards and the only choice the player has to make is whether or not to take the third card, especially when the score is stuck at 5.


France Rules

The France rule of playing Baccarat is with one table. It is also called ‘Chemin de Fer’, in the US/UK which is a double table game. The rules for a double table game goes differently with that of one table game. The rules mentioned that the banker is paid by all players or that will pay to all the players, one way or the other. The second rule is that the banker plays against the player who is on the right of the banker. Lastly, when the player loses, the role of the banker will shift to the player on the left side of the banker.


Latin America Rules

This rule as per Latin America is pretty similar to the ones before with just a slight difference in the role of the banker. This is where the players have to decide if they would want to make another bet or not. The cards’ shoes will normally be passed from one player to another, given that the player is the only a dealer. In addition, the dealer can play as other players and can bet either on the dealer’s or the player’s hand.



The rules to this interesting game is quite simple but would still require certain type of skills and tactics to play and to increase the chances of winning. There are different versions of rules nonetheless but the basic rules of baccarat can be applied anywhere you go. 


Learn more casino articles by clicking links below:

  2. How to Play Baccarat
  3. House Edge of casino games compared