History and Rules of American Baccarat

Online Baccarat History and Rules of American Baccarat

American baccarat is a mixture of European baccarat and chemin de Fer. American baccarat was launched in the American casinos at Nevada. It was imported in America at Nevada from Havana by Francis Tommy Renzoni in 1950s

The game

American baccarat is played with 6 to 8 deck of cards. Baccarat was played behind the velvet curtain giving it a look of high profile tables. American baccarat is the game of higher bets. Baccarat player are usually dressed up in tuxedoes and gowns. Another table was introduced in this type for lower betting peoples. The table was named mini baccarat table. People having lower bets can bet on this table.

How to play

American baccarat is the game that is evolved from an Italian game baccara, it means zero. American baccarat is played with 12 players and 3 dealers. Players are distributed with two cards each. The total of the card value decides the game. Just as in other baccarats value of the cards are same and so the results. 8 and 9 are naturals which make you win the game. 6 and 7 let you stand on the table without taking the 3rd card.

Values in American baccarat

Values of the cards in American baccarat are same as that of baccarat. All the numbered cards that are less than 10 have their face values, ace has 1 value and 10s jack, queen, and king have 0 values. These values are same as the values that are used in every baccarat game. American baccarat is a mixture of two types of baccarat but values are still the same.

Dealers rule

How does a dealer act if the player has to draw the 3rd card? The dealer is supposed to hit the player if his score is 5 or less. Now if the player gets the total of 5 or less and he draws a card then the dealer is supposed to act accordingly. If dealers total is 3 the dealer draws the card if the players 3rd card is 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9. If the total is 4 of the dealer then dealer draws the card only is players 3rd card is 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7. If dealers total is 5 then the dealer draws the 3rd card but if the players 3rd card is 4 – 5 – 6 – 7. With the total of 6 the dealer draws the card when players 3 card is 6 – 7. Dealer stands if the total of the cards is 7.

Bet

How to bet in the game? Bets can be done in the three types. You can bet for the player in the game, you can bet for the banker, and you can even bet for a tie. Betting for the banker is the best bet you can ever have as the banker has a commission of 5 %. To bet on a tie is not good for the beginners. Bet on a tie makes a huge amount but chances are too low for the win.

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