First things first of course… we bet.

Now, you can bet on the player side or the banker side, so take your pick.

Unlike blackjack are many other table games, the dealer really does all of it, so at this point sit back relax and see what happens.

The basic goal here is to get as close to 9 as possible.

The cards 2 through 9 carry their same face value…

…10, Jack, Queen, King, have a 0 value…and Ace has a value of 1.

I’m gonna go with the player side, feeling good. Here are our two hands the player hand and the banker hand. Let’s take a look…


…now the player hand shows a 7 and a Queen. If you remember the Queen holds a 0 value so that is gonna be a 7 for the player hand.

The banker hand 2 and 4, add those together, you’ve got 6 that means the player is gonna beat the banker 7 over 6.

So, anybody who has the player just doubled their money, baby! That’s what I’m talking about!

Better luck next time ladies.

So, it’s very easy to keep track of. You put in $200 – you win $200.

(Player hand pays even money)

(Banker Hand Pays 95% – Casino takes 5% commission)


And just to make sure you’re staying on your game; we’ve got these handy score sheets here, so you can keep track as you go. Also, they are extremely effective for doodling and writing love notes to your dealer. Let’s see if this helps…

Brush up on Casino Terms, Tips, & Tokes.

I’m feeling pretty good after that big win, so I’m gonna double my bet going back to the player sticking with what worked. I see some people are flipping to the bank and our third option here we’re actually playing the tie. Let’s see if that pans out.

Alright let’s talk it through…


Now, the players side has a 9 and 7 we add those together that’s 16…something to note with baccarat; when the numbers add up to greater than 9 you actually drop the first number so that’s 16, drop the 1, becomes a 6.  

The banker side 8 and 8 as well, 16, drop the 1 to get a 6.

Congratulations! You have just won with a tie!

That win actually pays 8 to 1 with a tie folks, that’s good stuff.


Couple more things you need to know if you want to be a baccarat pro. I’ll let Dana take it through those right here right now… Dana!

Dana: So, player shows 7 and stands player always stays on 6, 7, 8 and 9… and Bank has 4, so when the player doesn’t draw a card, the bank will always draw on 0 – 5.