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How To Play Baccarat
Before you start playing baccarat or any other gambling game for that matter you should decide what your bankroll is for the session. Once you have decided how much you want to play with you should decide what size bets you will be making. In general you do not want to over bet your bankroll so make sure you have enough for at least 20 or 30 hands.

Your next step is to find the baccarat tables. On the main casino floor you should be able to locate mini baccarat tables by identifying the tables or by asking a casino employee. If you are looking for the big table baccarat games then look for a roped off area. At most casinos we have visited the big table baccarat games are located in the high roller sections.

You will find that the table limits are clearly marked on the tables so make sure the limit is right for you before you sit down. Once you sit down at the table you will need to get some chips. In general the dealer will convert your cash into chips when you arrive at the table. Depending on the table limit you have picked you will get chips in a related denomination.
For the purposes of this guide we will assume that you have sat down at the start of a new shoe. The cards will be shuffled and the dealer will offer the cards to be cut to either the player with the highest seat number or the player decided by the dealer. The dealer will the burn (discard) the first card from the shoe. In most cases you will not get to see this card. The dealer will then call for bets, this is the time to get some chips on the table and get in on the action!

You will find three clearly marked sections on the table in front of you. These are player, banker and tie. Place chips on one of the sections and wait for the dealer to call no more bets. Now the fun begins. The dealer will deal two cards to the player hand and two cards to the dealer hand. At this point if either hand has a natural the game ends and winnings are paid out or losing bets are cleared from the table.

In the majority of hands however you will find that additional cards need to be dealt according to the determined baccarat third card rule. You as a player have no choice as to whether extra cards will be dealt so even if the hand you bet on is in the lead you still have to watch the extra card being dealt and possibly ruining you hand. For example if your hand starts with a total of three and the third card is a seven you have a hand of zero.

Once the final hand totals have been reached the dealer will clear the table of losing wagers and pay the winning wagers to the players. Once this has happened the dealer will call for bets again and the whole process starts again.

If you are betting on the dealer hand you have to remember that there is 5% commission taken from every win. In some cases this is taken directly out of the pay out the dealer gives you and in other cases the dealer will place a marker indicating how much commission you owe. This must be paid at the end of the shoe or when you leave the table so be sure keep some chips to cover the commission. If in doubt ask the dealer.

In some casinos around the world you will also find that there are some additional betting possibilities. These tend to be run bets. These bets have quite a high house edge but can sometimes pay off big. What you are aiming for is to predict the run of player or banker hands in a row or a combination of both. Pay outs for long runs can be as high as 100 to 1.