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Types Of Baccarat Games

Baccarat is a game that players all over the world – myself included – are able to enjoy every day, thanks to the rise in online gambling, and with Baccarat beginning to become a popular hit with players online, I figured it was time to do a post outlining some of the different types of Baccarat games available.

Known as being the ‘classic’ version of Baccarat, this is generally the Baccarat type you’d find in land-based casinos around the world. This game originated in France, hundreds of years ago, and plays out identically to Punto Banco, with the only difference being that in Baccarat Chemin De Der, players get to make their own decisions, as opposed to having it done automatically based on game rules.

This game variations is only playable when multiple players play the game at once, and when this happens, the Banker/dealer position rotates around the table, staying with a specific person until he or she loses the hand.

EZ Baccarat is very similar to Baccarat Chemin De Fer, with the only difference being that wagers placed on the Bank bet, return 1:1, instead of 0.95:1. The disadvantage of playing this variation, is that in order to make up for loss of commission, the casino call a 3-card-hand which totals 7, a tie, resulting in a push, or, basically, money back.

This is a popular sidebet within Baccarat, and this bet allows you to place a wager, which then pays out dependant on the difference between the player, and banker hand.

The Big & Small bet is found in PlayTech variations of Baccarat, and if you place a wager on this bet, you’ll be paid out if your hand totals 4, 5, or 6. The payout is 3:2, and it’s generally one of the more common sidebets, thanks to occurring relatively regularly.

Another PlayTech specific sidebet, Perfect Pair (not to be confused with the Perfect Pair bet found within Blackjack) payouts out if your first two cards dealt are of the same value. Two non-suited and non-coloured cards pays 5:1, two same-colour but different-suit cards payouts 10:1, and if you manager to get dealt two identical cards, you’ll be paid out at a whopping 35:1, making it yet another popular sidebet, due to its large payout structure!