Live Baccarat – A game of skill or chance?

In the game of Live Baccarat, the fortune of the players is sealed in a freshly shuffled shoe. The only decision taken by the player is choosing whether to bet on the player or the banker. The Baccarat does not require any exquisite skill, as it is purely a game of chance.

How is it played?

The Baccarat game is usually played in a big rectangular table comprising of 12-14 players. A shoe comprising of eight decks of cards are shuffled and the players place their bets either on the banker’s hand or on the player’s hand. Jacks, Queens, Kings and Tens are of zero value, Aces are counted as 1 and the other cards have their own face values.

After the bet has been placed, the player whose cards value is close to nine is declared as the winner, which is popularly termed as ‘natural win’.

The player may also draw a third card, if the value of his cards is below 8 and if the value of the banker’s cards is not 8-9, in which case the banker automatically becomes the winner.

Understanding Baccarat

Remember that in the game of Baccarat, there are only three possible sequels – Player win, Banker win or a Tie. To play efficiently, it is important that you keep a proper count of your cards as it plays a very crucial role in placing the bets. As Baccarat is solely a game of luck, it is important that you –

Master the rules of betting as specified by the online casino
Check the minimum bets available
Don’t continue to bet, if you think you have the chances of winning
If possible, use the demo mode version of Baccarat available to revise the rules of the game

Does the game of Baccarat involve any strategy?

In Baccarat, no strategy can influence your take on cards. You cannot predict the outcome of the game as it is highly influenced by instincts. It is only based on your intuition that you can place your bets.


Name: Live Baccarat – A game of skill or chance?
Author: Ian Barry
Published Date: 09/07/2018