Live Baccarat is a game of chance. It is a card game with a simple scoring method. All that matters is the value of the cards. The object of the game is to get to a score of nine with two or three cards.The game is involves just yourself and the dealer, no other players. Scoring is simple, 10's and face cards equal 0, aces are worth 1 and cards from 2 - 9 are worth their face value. You have three betting options you can bet on a tie, the banker to win or the player to win. Scoring however is not as simple as it sounds. If for example you are playing live baccarat and you count your first two cards for example a 9 and a 6 you get 15. Now this number is way over 9. If a score goes over 11 the amount of 10 is deducted so our example of 15 becomes 5. Where two cards are concerned this is all there is to the game. However there is the 'third card rule.'
Live Baccarat and the 'Third Card Rule'
This rule will vary from live casino to live casino. However with only William Hill Casino currently offering live baccarat we recommend reading their help section or watching one of their video tutorials. However bearing this in mind we shall introduce you to the basics of this rule. If the score on the cards is 0 to 6 (including 6) a third card is introduced into the game. The object of live baccarat with this third card is still the same. Get a score as close to nine as you can. Who draws and how the points are totaled is determined by the live casino you choose to play in. Live baccarat is a game with many different variants.
Baccarat, a Brief History
It is thought by some that Baccarat is the descendant of a game that originated in the 14th century. One of the earliest versions of the game was played with a tarot pack (which was invented by Felix Falguierein in the 14th Century). The name 'Baccarat' comes from the Italian word for zero. The Chinese, who became fans of the game in the early 20th Century, call it Pai Go (make a nine).