The house edge can be virtually wiped out when you play with a
welcome bonus. You can expect to lose 0.7 cents for each $1 wagered. You could
wager $142.86 per hand and your long term losses would average about $1 per
Wagering requirements: 160 x bonus
Deposit $200, and play through 20 x ($200 + $200) / .25
(discounted play rate) = $8000/$200 bonus/.25 = 160 x bonus.
Pay out %: 98.7%
Expect to lose 1.3 cents for every $1 wagered.
Pay out with bonus: 99.3%
$10 Bonus x 160 = $1600 play through, $1600 x (98.7%) = $1579.20 winnings,
$1579.20 + $10 bonus = $1589.20, $1589.20(payouts)/$1600(wagers) = 99.3%
How to Play Baccarat
Baccarat is a popular casino game, mostly because of
the small house edge that the casino has. There are three
different wagers you can make. You can bet on a tie, on the
player's hand and the banker's hand. A successful tie wager
will pay out 9:1. A wager on the player's hand will pay out
even money for a win and a push for a tie. A wager on the
banker's hand will push for a tie also and pay out even money, minus
a five percent commission for a win.
The banker's and player's hands
are won by getting the closest score to nine. The values for
the playing cards are face value for 2 to 9, Aces are worth one
point, and tens and face cards are worth nil. If the score of
your hand is in the double digits, then the first digit will be
dropped off your score. So a hand with 17 points would
actually have a score of seven.
To begin playing you first have to
decide which of those three wagers you want to make and how much.
Once you are ready, press deal and the cards will be dealt out.
Initially both the banker's and the player's hands will have two
cards. Additional cards may be dealt out, but if so they will
automatically be dealt out and there is nothing you can do to
influence the outcome of the hands.
A hand that is dealt a natural
will automatically win, unless the other hand has a higher natural
or both have equal naturals. A natural is a hand with a score
of 8 or 9. If neither hand has a natural then a third card
will be dealt out according to these rules.
If the player's hand has a score
of 0 to 5 then he will draw a third card, otherwise he will stand on
his hand. If the player has a score of 6 or 7 after two cards,
then the dealer will draw a third card, but only if the banker's
score after two cards was between 0 - 5.
If the player has drawn a third
card the banker will draw a third card also when;
- The banker's hand is equal to 0, 1 or 2.
- If the banker's hand is 3 and the player's third
card wasn't an 8.
- If bh = 4 and the player's third card was between 2
- If bh = 5 and the player's third card was between 4
- If bh = 6 and the player's third card was a 6 or a
The banker will always stand on a
7, 8 or 9. A lot of these rules sound somewhat complicated,
but once you start playing it will be a lot easier to follow.
Something to remember is that you don't need to know all of these
rules, because once you have pressed the deal button, there is
nothing you can do to influence the results of the game.
Progressive Baccarat has the same rules as a the
regular Baccarat game and can be played at casinos that run on Playtech software.
Only the stakes for betting on a tie, big, small, a banker's pair, a
player's pair, a either pair or a perfect pair are higher here and
there is also a progressive game to play as well.
To win a progressive bonus, you will need to tie the banker.
Different hands pay out a different amount with the top hand being
both banker and the player getting an Ace and an eight suited.
The progressive jackpot was listed at $5000 at the time of our latest
review of a Playtech casino.