Hot Tips for Playing Online Baccarat

Baccarat has always been that one card game where a novice can fight on par with experienced players. Still, there's no harm in going over some tips that can only improve your game.

Go Over the Basics


First of all, you must master the basic rules of Baccarat. Look them up online later, but for now, be aware that the goal is not to get Baccarat (which is a score of zero points), but rather to get a score equal or as close as possible to nine points.




Everyone is dealt two cards and, unless some special conditions are met, no more cards are to be dealt. The game consists of players and a Banker.

You can bet on players or the Banker. The only other bet you can place is that you expect a tie.

That's about as essential as Baccarat can be explained. This is enough to get you started on your Baccarat adventure. Let's cover other points.


There are three variants of Baccarat. They are as follows:

-Punto Banco

-Chemin de Fer; and

-Baccarat Banque

The first is the variant of choice in the North American casinos, whether land-based, or online. The other two are favored in Europe.

The rules generally remain the same, but there are some differences that involve the role( and even the very existence) of the Banker.

Ready to Play

So, after covering the essentials, it's time to move on to some more substantial topics. Developing a strategy is welcomed, but don't overdo it.

I said that newbies can play on equal footing against veterans. That is because Baccarat is not only a game of skill, but a great deal relies on luck.

One wouldn't be wrong to say that almost all of it relies on luck, actually.

What Good Are the Tips Then?

Well, you need to be prepared. A portion of the game relies on luck, but don't blindfold yourself or place bets in a eeny-meeny-miny-moe fashion. It's not all random.

Study the rules. Read up on the strategies. Baccarat is not just a very complicated version of Odds and Evens.

You can't read faces, but you can keep track of other people's bets. This can give you just the advantage you need to get out on top.

One last thing. Don't count on counting cards. Even experts were unable to cash in their card counting abilities when it comes to Baccarat.

But that can be a good thing. It means you can't be targeted by a cheater, and you can enjoy your game in peace and quiet.