Baccarat is one of the most popular games offered today. Players choose to bet on the player or banker, the side that’s closest to "9" wins.
Midi is interactive version, which players have the option to handle the cards. A dragon bonus bet is also available.
No commission is taken out of a winning banker hand in EZ-Baccarat. Two separate, special side bets called "Dragon 7" and "Panda 8" add an exciting twist to EZ Baccarat as well. Dragon 7 is a side bet that pays 40 to 1 when the banker wins with a three-card total of seven—all banker bets will push. Panda 8 is a unique side bet that pays 25 to 1 when the player side wins with a three-card total of eight—all bets placed on the player will be paid.
HOW TO PLAY
This ancient game is played with eight decks of cards that are shuffled and placed in a box called a "shoe" to be dealt. Those participating place a wager on either Banker or Player. Two hands, with two cards each, are dealt from the shoe. Later, a third card may be required for either hand. The first hand represents those betting on the player; the other those betting on Banker. The winning hand totals closest to nine. Tens, cards totaling 10 and face cards are uncounted. Aces are counted as one, deuces as two, etc. If the cards total a two-digit number, only the last number counts (e.g.: if 7+ 8 =15, then 15 counts as five).
The hand representing the player is given facedown to the person with the largest wager on the player. That bettor then exposes the cards for all to see and passes them to the house dealer, who calls out their total value.
If there is no wager on the player, cards representing that hand are turned up by the house dealer, who calls out their total value. If no more cards are required, the house dealer declares a winner. If a third card is required for either or both hands, the house dealer calls for it, face-up, and declares a winner with only the last digit of the total counting. In case of a tie, the hand is replayed.
Bets are paid even money, but a 5% commission is charged on winning Banker bets. A bet on a tie hand may be made, which pays 9-1.
Rules for Drawing Cards
- IF: Banker and/or the player has 8 or 9 on first two cards, no further cards are drawn.
- IF NOT, THEN: Player having 0-5 must draw one card. The player having 6-7 must stand.
- THEN: Banker stands or draws one card as indicated by the chart.