To really immerse yourself in everything Las Vegas has to offer beyond the wold-class shows, award-winning restaurants, and some of the best nightlife anywhere, you sould to learn how to play baccarat and win like an old pro.
If you’re looking to sit down at a Las Vegas casino table game with few complexities and a lot of James Bond-style gambling fun, baccarat is your go to game. There are three possible outcomes-a player win, a banker win and a tie-and the dealer pretty much does all the work.
As host Jeff Civillico explains in the how-to video below, players bet either on the player’s side, the “Banker” (aka the dealer) side or for a tie. Cards two through nine are face value, while a 10, jack, queen and king cards have a value of zero. An ace in worth one.
How To Play Baccarat In Las Vegas
The dealer then deals out the cards facec up-two each for the player and banker-and whichever hand totals closest to nine wins. If you’ve bet on the player hand and it has the closest to nine, the winnings are simply double what you bet.
If you’ve bet on the banker hand and it wins, it pays 95 percent of your wanger. When the cards dealt are greater than nine, you have to add the two together and drop the one (or two) to get the value.
For example, a hand of nine and seven cards dealt would add up to 16, and with the first digit dropped, the value in the game is six.
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Here are some more rules to help you ace a baccarat game:
- If either the player or banker is dealt a total of eight or nine, both the player and banker stand.
- If the player’s total is five or less, then the player will receive another card. Otherwise, the player will stand.
- If the player stands, then the banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
- The final betting option, a tie, pays out 8-to-1. Conveniently, there are also sheets at the table for you to keep track of your score.
Now that you’ve learned the art of winning at baccarat, try your luck at the tables at any of these Caesars properties:
- Caesars Palace Table Games
- Table Games at the Cromwell
- Flamingo Las Vegas Table Games
- Harrah’s Las Vegas Table Games
- Table Games At The LINQ
- Paris Las Vegas Table Games
- Table Games At The Rio