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What to Expect Playing Baccarat at the Casino
baccarat-casinoPlaying baccarat at a casino is an experience. The baccarat tables are usually sectioned off to separate itself from the rest of the casino. There is usually a dress code and high table minimums for the more formal baccarat games. The average person will find themselves out of place here, both with how formal the game is and by the stakes being wagered. The hand minimum at these tables will be anywhere from $100 per hand up to as high as $100,000. At these types of baccarat tables, you will usually find either 12 or 14 seats for players and three spots for the dealers. You can take a look at the seating for these kind of baccarat tables here. If there are 14 spots available on the table, the number 13 is always skipped because of players superstitions.
The two dealers on one side of the table take the players bets. The caller stands on the opposite side of the table. This person calls the hands as they are being dealt and directs the gameplay. So who deals the cards? The players actually take turns dealing the cards from the shoe. As you might expect, this means that the security at the baccarat table is extra tight. The player at the number 1 position gets to start and you don't have to deal if you don't want to. The player that is dealing becomes the banker and continues to deal until the banker's hand loses. The dealer will deal two cards face down and then deal the person with the largest bet two cards. The player will give the cards back to the dealer and the cards will be flipped up and the caller will announce the totals for the hands. He may instruct the dealer to turn over a third card for either the player or dealer.
Unlike other games, like pai gow poker, the banker is not actually wagering against the other players and is only turning over the cards. The dealers will then pay winning wagers out and collect the losing bets. You can also find midi baccarat tables, which as the name suggests is a little larger than the mini baccarat table but smaller than a full size table. As in mini blackjack, there is only one dealer, but there will be spots for 9 or 10 players. These table will usually be found in the high limit rooms.
Lower Wagering Baccarat
At many casinos, there are also baccarat tables with lower limits. These can either be a full sized table, but are more often played at a mini baccarat table. These lower minimum bets will attract baccarat players that do not want to bet $100+ per hand. At your average mini baccarat table, you will find seven spots for players and only one dealer. The dealer will now handle the cards at all times and all cards will be flipped up when they are dealt. This is a simpler and faster version of baccarat, mainly because there are less players and less handling of the cards.
live-baccaratYou can think of most baccarat games at an online casinos as mini baccarat or even extremely mini baccarat, as it's just you against the dealer. This is basically a 50/50 game that online casinos offer and does not offer the same experience as a live casino. Although, if you like baccarat, but not all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds its, the online version of the game is probably for you. Still the rules are the same. You bet on Player, Banker or Tie. Then you click deal, the hand is dealt and you find out who won the hand.
Important thing to note: Lots of online casinos offer bonus money in one form or another. Most of these casinos will not allow baccarat to be played with its bonus. The reason for this is that there was a history of abuse where people would bet on both banker and dealer to split even and collect the bonus money once they had wagered enough. If you want to play baccarat as normal, be sure not to accept the bonus unless you are sure that you can play the game with the bonus. There are a couple casinos that still offer baccarat bonuses. You can find them in the baccarat casinos page.
Live Online Baccarat
I have seen a couple of online casinos offer live baccarat, where you actually get to see video of a real dealer flipping over the cards. This puts a neat spin on the game, as you are 100% sure that it is not a number generator that is coming up with the next card.