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Is Baccarat The Easiest Casino Game?

By Lewis De Roques

Learning how to play casino card games can be a difficult task. They say Texas Hold’em takes minutes to learn but a lifetime to master, well baccarat takes seconds to learn and well, quite simply, no mastery is requires since it is one of the simplest games you could ever wish to meet on the casino floor.

Unlike the more well-known casino card games, such as poker and blackjack, Baccarat is a game of pure chance and it is basically about guessing whether the value of the players hand will be greater than, less than or equal to the value of the banker’s hand. The hand with the highest value (with a maximum score of 9) is the winner.

Players place their bets on the relevant outcome. If a player chooses “player” or “banker” any winnings are paid out at evens, but if the player correctly guesses that both hands will be of equal value, they will be paid out at odds of 8 to 1.

After betting, the banker deals 2 cards face-up to each player. Cards numbered from 2 to 9 have their face value; Aces have a value of 1; 10s and picture cards have a zero value. The winning hand is simply that which is of a higher value. However one hand must have a value greater than 5 in order to be that winning hand.

If any combination of cards adds up to more than 9, the leading digit is dropped (eg take the “1″ from 17 to leave “7″). Since the leading digit is dropped for double-digit numbers, it is impossible to bust in a hand of baccarat.

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Roques, Lewis D. "Is Baccarat The Easiest Casino Game?." Is Baccarat The Easiest Casino Game?. 16 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 7 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/games/is-baccarat-the-easiest-casino-game/>.

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