This game as well as roulette, schtoss, macao and others where luck plays the main role attracts clients to casinos.
In Baccarat two full packs (104 cards) are used. One of the players and a dealer shuffle them. Croupier cuts the pack. Players take places by their wish. Their number is unlimited. Any player may go out of the game or join it at any time. The latter is possible from the croupier`s permission.
After the cards are shuffled, one of the players cuts the pack. Cards are dealt out one at a time counter-clockwise. Each player and the dealer get two cards. Player bet before the cards are dealt out.
Croupier doubles every stake. 7, 17 and 27; 8, 18 and 28 win. 9, 19 and 29 are the best scores. 10, 20 and 30 are called baccarat and have some advantages. Each picture card is evaluated as 10 scores. If croupier and player have equal number of scores, the former has the priority. If the croupier has 9 or 19 scores, he exposes cards and takes all stakes in spite of the fact that might have the same number of scores. In case he has 8 or 18 and one of the players has 9 or 19, the croupier pays only to this player and takes the scores of other players. If several players have 9 or19, they all get payment. In case neither croupier nor players have 8 or 9, and they have less than 4 scores, they may buy in.
Order of a draw: player to the croupier`s right buys in the first, player to the left does it the second, then, that from the right and so on. One cards id bought in. After betting, cards are exposed and the scores are checked.
Croupier has 6 scores, players have 7 and 5 scores, the croupier pays to the former, and gets from the latter;
Players have 7 and 8 scores, both get payment;
Croupier and players have equal number of scores - all stakes are divided. This is the only exception from the rule. Usually, the croupier takes all stakes.
In baccarat croupier doesn`t give a pot to the other player.