Things to know about Baccarat

Baccarat is a popular card game found in nearly every online and real-world casino. The objective of this game is to score the most points using only 2 or 3 cards.

History of Baccarat

It is still not clear who invented baccarat, but several European countries claim to have invented this game. Probably, Italy or France could be the origin of this card game. This game is known as Punto Banco in Spain, which is popular in many casinos, and in France, it may also be termed as “chemin de fer” (meaning “chemmy”). In many other countries, it has the name Macao.

Winning Combinations and Their Value

The highest combination in baccarat is called natural, which is formed by two cards having a total worth of nine points. The card from deuce to nine has the same point amount as their denomination. The ace is equal to one point and the remaining cards do not award any points to a player. If you earn more than nine points, ten of them are deducted. The gist is, the point amount will always be between zero to nine, as the points excess to this is not counted.


There are three types of bets in baccarat:

The first bet is when a player win which is paid at a 1:1 ratio. Second bet is by a banker’s win (Banko) which is paid at the ratio of 19:20. And finally, the last bet is on a tie which means that the player and the banker when get the same number of point which is paid at the ratio of 8:1 (sometimes 9:1)

Baccarat Odds and Strategy

As baccarat has several bet chances: “Player,” “Banker,” or “Tie.” Each bet bring some benefits for the casino. Baccarat players have developed a number of well-known strategic guidelines and tips and tricks which have proven to be successful.

Of these, the Martingale betting system is the simplest and most famous strategy. As per this strategy, the first bet should be made on “Banker.” If you face loss, the next bet must be doubled, until the first win. After winning, you need to decrease the betting amount to be in safe side.

As per the Fibonacci strategy, a system is built on caution. It is the best option if you are a player with average bets, as it prevents small losses.

These baccarat strategies never guarantee a win so better to bet using your common sense and if the luck is in your side you may win implying these strategies.

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