Baccarat is played with Atlantic City Gaming rules (no exceptions).
Two hands are dealt in baccarat - The banker's hand and the player's hand. Prior to each deal, the player wagers on whether the Player's hand or the Banker's hand is closest to a total of 9. The player also has the option to wager on a tie (i.e. both the banker's and player's hands total the same).
Your chips are stacked by denomination ($1, $5, $25, $100, $500) at the bottom of the screen above your alias. Select the amount you would like to wager on a given hand by clicking the left mouse button on the chip of that denomination. The amount wagered per hand may be increased or decreased by placing the mouse on the stack that you wish to add or subtract to your bet and clicking with either the left or right mouse button. Each time you click the left mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your planned wager amount. Similarly, by clicking on the right mouse button you will decrease your planned wager by the selected chip denomination. Your total bet will be displayed in the "Bet" field to the right of your alias. You may repeat your last bet by simply hitting the "0" button of your numeric keyboard. Other keyboard shortcuts are summarized below.
There are three types of bets a player may wager on - the Player's hand, the Banker's hand, or the Tie bet. A combination of these bets can also be made. Place your wagered amount by clicking with the left mouse button on the baccarat table in the Player's field, the Banker's field, the Tie field (any number above the Banker's field), or any combination of these within the betting limits. You start the round by pressing the Deal button.
After the Deal button is pressed, the Player and Banker are dealt two cards. All tens and picture cards are worth zero, aces are worth 1, and all other cards are worth their face value. If the value of cards exceeds 9, then the value is adjusted by subtracting 10 from the total.
After the first two cards are dealt to both the Player and Dealer, a third additional card may be dealt but the player does not ask for a third card. All additional cards are subject to a third card rule. No hand receives more than three cards. When the Player and Banker hands equal the same total, the hand is declared a Tie.
Third Card Rules:
If the Player's two cards total:
After the Player's Hand acts on a third card draw, the Banker's Hand receives a third card according to these rules:
When the Banker's two cards total between 3-6:
If the Player's hand stands on two cards, then a two card Banker hand totalling 3,4,5 must draw and a Banker hand totalling 6 must stand.
A winning Player hand wager is paid at 1 to 1. A winning Banker hand wager is also paid at 1 to 1 but the player must pay a 5% commission to the bank. Winning Tie wagers are paid at 8 to 1.
$5 minimum bet.
A list of the previous 13 hands can be displayed by clicking on Statistics or "<Alt>S". The winning hand is shown in Green, the loser in Red, while a tie is displayed in blue.
In every game there are also three menu options (Exit, Effects and Help). By either pressing "<Alt>X" or left clicking on the Exit choice, the player may exit the game. The Effects options ("<Alt>E") allows the player to turn off the Sound, Voice and Animation (where applicable) during the game. The Help option ("<Alt>H") explains different aspects of the current game.