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Never played baccarat, never got it. Someones willing to give a brief how to?

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All I know is this is the least skill-based casino game aside from Roulette.

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I’m getting some Sean Connery vibes here. Baccarat used to be the most popular card game in casinos, and maybe the reason is that this game does not include any skills. There is no card counting as in BLackjack, no strategy as in poker. It’s basically luck.
You play against the bank. EVeryone gets two cards. the cards have face value, except 10 to King, which have zero value. The goal is to hit an 8 or 9. If neither has that, a third card is dealt. Higher hand wins. At least, that’s punto banco how I know it. Try it out, it’s fun and you don’t need to worry about playing badly.

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lol, thats actually a great explanation thank you! So its only luck.. i see.. maybe ill give it a try

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Never played it

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Baccarat is very easy to play mate!! In baccarat, your only goal is to place a bet on the result of the hand, predicting as to whether the “Banker” or the “Player” will win or whether it will end in a tie. The hand that comes closest to nine in total value wins. Only the last digit is taken into account if the total is more than 9. A hand with seven and eight, for instance, equals five (7 + 8 = 15). And then, You can either stick with your original bet or go on to the next hand after the round. You don’t require complex strategy because baccarat is a game of chance. You should try it.

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You’re right, the basics of Baccarat seem straightforward. Thanks for the overview!

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I enjoy playing Baccarat because it captivates me with its simplicity, fast-paced gameplay, and its association with sophistication and high stakes. It provides strategic betting choices and offers players a low house edge, making it even more enticing.

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Baccarat, a sophisticated casino game favored by high rollers, may appear intimidating at first, but its rules are surprisingly simple. The objective is to bet on the side with a total that comes closest to 9 – the Banker’s hand, the Player’s hand, or a Tie. Each hand is dealt two cards, and the values are counted as per their face value except for 10s and face cards which count as zero, and Aces that count as one. If both hands have a total exceeding 9, the second digit becomes the hand’s value. For example, if the hand totals 14, the value is 4. As a player, you have the option to bet on the Banker or Player, or place a Tie bet if you predict both hands will have the same value. The dealer takes care of the rest, drawing cards according to specific rules. With its straightforward gameplay and quick-paced nature, Baccarat offers a suspenseful experience that can be enjoyed by both new and experienced players.

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