In this section, we are going to discuss the gaming procedure of the most popular Baccarat version, which is also the original baccarat version that came from France, Chemin de Fer. There are six decks in play in this game and they are all shuffled together. Players are seated around an oval-shaped table and any discarded cards will go to the middle of the table.
The game starts with the player to the right side of the dealer and takes a counterclockwise direction from there. One of the seated players will become the banker and he is going to deal the cards, while the other players will become the bettors. The bankers position is passed in the same direction of the play. The banker will also place a bet and the punters will see if they want to match the wager of the banker. One of the players will go bank, which means that he will match the wager. If no one chooses to go bank, the player who has placed the highest individual wager will be the one who will speak for the punters. If the total bets do not match the wager of the banker, other punters who are observing the game will be permitted to place wagers so the total bet can match the bankers bet.
The banker will then deal two cards to the players and 2 cards to himself. The banker and the player who represents the punters will check and view the cards. If any of the hands have a total of 8 or a 9, they must say so. When they do, the hands will be revealed and a comparison will take place. The hand that has the highest total will win.
On the other hand, if none of the hands are equal to 8 or 9, the player will decide if he wants a third card. If he accepts a third card, it will be dealt facing up for everyone to see. Of course, mathematically, players are advised to ask for 1 more card if they have a hand total between zero and four. They should not ask for another card if the hand total is equal to six or seven.
After the player makes his choice regarding the 3rd card, the banker will have his turn to make the same decision. After both the player and the banker make up their minds, all of the cards will be turned face up and the hand that has the highest total will be declared the winning hand. If the players hand wins, punters will get their wagers back plus their winnings and the position of the banker will be passed to the next player. If the banker wins, he or she will continue being the banker and players will lose all of their bets and another round will begin.