## Baccarat online

A French game of cards. The game is played with 6 packs of cards, 52 cards each. The idea of the Baccarat game is to make a bet on the hand which will score the most points in the player’s opinion. The supreme combination consists of two cards that equal nine points in the natural combination. That name is also assigned to a combination of two cards which provides 8 points, but it is inferior to the one providing 9 points. The cards from Two to Nine are worth their nominal value in points. For instance, the Eight cards are worth 8 points. The cards Ten, Valet, Queen, and King are worth 0 points, and an Ace is worth 1 point.

In a situation when the sum of points in a player’s hand exceeds 9 points, 10 points are discounted from it so many times, until the result becomes less than 10. For instance, if a player has 25 points (7 + 9 + 9), then 25 is discounted twice by 10 so that the balance goes below 10 points. So: 25 – 10 – 10 = 5 – the player has 5 points.

In accordance with the Baccarat game rules, a player can make three types of bets, depending on the situation:

• After a player has made a bet, the dealer deals two cards to him/herself and two to the player.
• If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is two or less, the dealer takes a card.
If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is 3, the dealer takes a card, provided the player has not taken a card worth 8 points.
If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is 4, the dealer takes a card, provided the player has not taken a card worth 0, 1, 8 or 9 points.
If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is 5, the dealer takes a card, provided the player has not taken a card worth 4, 5, 6 or 7 points.
If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is 6, the dealer takes a card, provided the player has not taken a card worth 6 or 7 points.
If the overall sum of the dealer’s points is 7, the dealer will not take a third card.
If the player has not taken the third card, the dealer will not take one either, provided the dealer has 6 or more points. The dealer does take a card if he/she has 5 or fewer points.