There are so many ways to win money at online casinos but very few are as entertaining as playing online baccarat. Baccarat is one of the oldest casino games but some how it has managed to remain strangely mysterious. Very few people play it becauese of this mystic. And being James Bond’s favourite casino game has done nothing to add to the popularity.

However, the coming of internet casinos has made the game more accessible to South African gamblers. Online Baccarat is easy to play and can be very rewarding when a good strategy is used.

Origins of Baccarat

The origins of the game are widely disputed but it is generally agreed that the game came from Europe, in France to be exact. There are primarily 3 types of baccarat. These are Punto Bunco, Chem de Fe and Baccarat Banque. The most popular version of the game is Punto Banco. This is the version you can play here at Punt Casino.

Playing Baccarat Online

Baccarat is a card game that is played with up to 8 decks of playing cards. Each deck has 52 cards and there are no jokers. The objective of the game is to get a hand that has a total as near to 9 as possible. There are three possible outcomes in the game. Either the player wins or the dealer wins. The third outcome is a tie.

The game begins with players placing an ante bet. The player then receives two cards face up, the dealer receives the same. Cards that are received are compared to see if anyone is close to 9 and extra cards can be dealt.

In Baccarat, cards are valued at face value. All picture cards and 10’s have a value of zero. Aces have a value of one.

Tips on Playing Internet Baccarat

Internet baccarat plays just the same as baccarat is played physically. The only difference is that with online baccarat players can set the speed at which the game plays. Draws are the least likely outcome, therefore, they pay more but it is not a wise bet. It is better to bet on the dealer or player winning.