Many of the online baccarat rules are long and complex. The actions which the Banker and Player can take differ from one another, and vary according to the cards dealt. Having been dealt their two cards, and having calculated the total- remembering to only use the right hand figure- the Player and Bank have traditionally circumscribed actions which are permitted to them.
When it comes to learning how to play online baccarat, the player needs to know more. If the Player is dealt an eight or a nine this is a natural and the Player stands. The Player must also stand with a score of six or seven. With cards totalling zero to five the Player draws another card. The Banker has different, and more complicated, rules.
Like the Player the Banker must stand if the total is seven, eight, or nine, and must be dealt another card for zero, one, or two. However beyond that the Banker’s play depends on the Player’s total and their third card. If the Player had a total of three and the third card is anything except an eight, the Banker draws another card. With a four for the Player, the Banker stands on one, eight, nine, and ten, and draws on everything else. A little confused? Don’t worry. It took me weeks of playing on cancasinos.ca before I understood it.
When the total was a five, Banker draws on a third card of four, five, six or seven, and stands on the rest, and finally with a score of six, the Baker will stand on anything except a six or seven. In play the Banker’s odds are just slightly better than the Player’s, though both are around evens. A riskier bet on a tie has odds of around 9:1.
In the casino the dealers will be au fait with the rules, and the “callman” will know when to deal out another card, and when to stand, when you have drawn a “natural” and when there is a tie between Banker and Player. In the world of online baccarat, the site is your callman. You choose who you want to bet on; Bank or Player, choose your stake and that’s that. Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.