Baccarat - Type Of Games
A number of different Baccarat game this, and the card game has evolved significantly from early stages – which are thought to originate from France in the 1400s. Below, we look at a few of the main Baccarat game variants, as well as side bets offered.
Baccarat Chemin De Fer - this is generally regarded as the original Baccarat, and is the version that is thought to have been developed in France. Baccarat Chemin De Fer follows Punto Banco rules, with the main difference being that the player can make their own hand-decisions, rather than having to follow the moves laid out by the game.
Baccarat Banque - This is a very rare version that isn’t found at many casinos, and it will be largely irrelevant to you, if you choose to gamble online, as it revolves around the banker position moving around – basically meaning that players become the banker.
Baccarat Pro – This edition is exactly the same as Baccarat Chemin De Fer, with the difference being that any winning dealer bets are actually paid out at one/one, and this honestly means that there is no commission taken by the casino; this is made up for by the casino ruling the game at high if the bankers hand totals seven, regardless of your holding.
The three games shown above on the most common types of Baccarat you will find, aside from obviously, Punto Banco. Below, we look at some of the side bets you may find within these, or other Baccarat games.
Dragon Bonus - The Dragon Bonus is a side bet that’s becoming more and more popular, thanks to the growth of the Internet, and Baccarat’s popularity itself, and the side bet allows you to place a wager on what you think the winning distance will be between the winner and the loser’s hand values.
Perfect Pair – no, you’re not really about blackjack… although you’d be forgiven for thinking so after reading perfect pair! No, instead, perfect pair Baccarat is a Playtech creation, that works much in the same way the classic blackjack side bet does, awarding payouts subject to the first two cards to the player dealt being of equal values.
All Red/Black - this isn’t a side bet you will see at many online casinos, and it is typically found in land-based casinos, particularly in Eastern Europe, but it’s worth mentioning as it is quite popular; if both your two cards and the dealers two cards are all the same colour, then you win – it’s that simple!
And there you have it – three Baccarat variations, and three Baccarat side bets that you may come across in your online gambling venture.