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Watch Baccarat Instructions

For those of us that learn better by watching than by reading alone, we offer the following mini-baccarat instructions for your instruction. Make sure your speakers are on then enjoy the lesson!

How The Deal Works:

Mini baccarat begins with both the player(s) and dealer receiving two cards each on an alternating deal (one at a time for each position).

When either hand scores an eight or nine, it is referred to as a "Natural", no more cards are dealt. A draw occurs when both players receive this score on the initial deal.

Should both the player and the dealer fail to get a Natural, additional cards are dealt based on certain rules. These rules can be tricky to memorize, but as the player doesn't have to make any decisions it's not really necessary - the dealer will take care of everything after each bet.

Banker Has: Players 3rd Card Is: The Banker Must:
0-2 Does Not Matter Draw a 3rd card
3 1 to 7, 9 or 10 Draw a 3rd card
3 8 Stand
4 2 to 7 Draw a 3rd card
4 1 or 8 to 10 Stand
5 4 to 7 Draw a 3rd card
5 1 to 3 or 8 to 10 Stand
6 6 or 7 Draw a 3rd card
6 1 to 5 or 8 to 10 Stand
7 Does Not Matter Stand

After the initial deal, the player will "stand" on a 6 or a 7, but will receive another card on a point total of zero through five.

If the Bank has a point total between zero to five and the player stands, they must take an additional card. Regardless of the players total the bank must stand on a six or seven - see the above table for the particulars.