There are numbers marked around the table, indicating the number of players. A regular Baccarat table will have 14 numbers marked 1-15, skipping the unlucky number 13. Above the player number there are 3 marked spaces on the table.

The first space closest to the player’s number is the player’s betting space, then the banker’s betting space, and then the draw betting space furthest away from the player. One of the three spaces (or boxes) is chosen to place the tokens.

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Baccarat’s goal is to stay as close to nine as possible, with nine being the highest hand. The dealer, also called the dealer will only deal two cards face down first to the player and banker, and some situations will force the dealer to deal a third card.

This has nothing to do with the number of players playing at the same time, and there can be a maximum of 14 players. Players bet in favor of the banker or player to have a total close to nine, or a draw. You just have to decide how you want to bet and how much you want to bet.

The sum of 8 points is called Le Petit, the sum of 9 points is called Le Grande. If one of these totals is the result of the first two cards dealt, le petit or le grande wins, the hand stands and the round comes to an end. With cards of equal value there is a tie, and the game comes to an end too.

Baccarat Card Value

Cards are worth the value represented on them except aces, which are worth one, and face cards, which are worth zero. When counting the value of cards, only a single digit value is possible; after nine comes zero, one, two, etc.

In other words, if a player has a 2 and is given a 9, his total will be one. If he had six and was given an 8, the total would be 4.

The easiest way to look at this is to simply remove the tens (10) from the two-digit numbers, so 18=8, 17=7, etc. If you are confused remember the following:

    • Aces always count as 1;
    • Cards numbered 2-9 always count as the number represented on them 2-9;
    • Suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades) are irrelevant when counting the value of cards;
  • Face cards (jack, queen, king) and ten count as 0.