The exciting game of Mini Baccarat (pronounced: MINI - BA-CA-RAH) is similar to
the game known as "Chemin de Fer" in some countries, however, it is played
on a much smaller table with the rules being much the same.
It is played with eight complete decks of cards. The cards are shuffled by the dealer
and then reshuffled and placed in a special box called the "shoe." The
game is played by set rules outlined below. There is no option in the game on drawing or
standing. In each hand, the cards are dealt out for everyone to see.
The object of the game is to come as close to the number nine as possible. Face cards and
tens, or any combination of cards totaling ten, count as nothing. The ace is counted as
one, the deuce is two, etc. Players have only three options in the game, whether to play
the "Banker's hand" or the "Player's hand". The words "bank"
and "players" are used as terminology for the game. In MiniBac, players can
place their bets on spots on the table marked "Player", "Banker",
The cards are taken from the "shoe" by the dealer. Two cards referred to as
"the player's hand," are extended to the player's side, and two cards are dealt
to the dealer's side. The totals are added up, and an additional card may be drawn for
either player or banker. The hand closest to 9, wins. If both hands totals the
same number, it is a tie and if you have a bet placed on the table, you win.
MiniBac, as in regular Baccarat, is a game of trends. You will often see players
marking on a sheet of paper the results of each hand. They do that to help them with the
strategies they use to place their bets.
If the first two cards of the Player's hand have a total of:
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 10
Player Draws a card.
6 - 7
8 - 9
Natural - Player Stands. - Banker can't draw.
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