THE MINI BACCARAT TABLE
To play the game of Mini Baccarat you have to consider how much to bet, whether to back the Player or the Banker to win, or to opt for a “tie”.
While maintaining all the exhilaration of its predecessor, Mini Baccarat is played on a smaller table. This is a fun, faster version of the game.
Mini Baccarat is played with six to eight full decks, which are shuffled by the Dealer, cut by a Player, and placed in a “shoe”, from which the cards are dealt.
HOW THE HANDS ARE PLAYED
To commence the game, all Players place their bets on the Player’s hand, the Banker’s hand, or tie bet. You may also choose to bet on both Player or Banker and a tie. Once the bets are placed, two cards are dealt to both the Player’s and the Banker’s hands.
If a hand’s first two cards total eight or nine, it is considered a “natural” and no more cards are dealt. A third and final card may be dealt, depending on the combined value of the first two cards. Third cards are dealt first to the Player’s hand then to the Banker’s hand.
The Dealer calls every play in Mini Baccarat, in accordance with the following tables of play. Both the Banker’s and Player’s hands must draw according to these fixed rules. There are no options regarding drawing the third card for either the Banker’s or the Player’s hand.
WINNING BET PAYOUTS
Winning bets placed on the Player’s hand are paid even money. Winning bets placed on the Banker’s hand are paid even money, less a 5% House commission. You may also bet that the result will be a draw or “tie”. When a tie results, tie bets are paid eight to one; other bets neither win nor lose.
NO COMMISSION BACCARAT
No commission Baccarat is a variation of the game of Mini Baccarat which makes the game faster to play.
All winning hands are paid even money with the exception of when the Banker wins with a point count of six. Bets are then paid at odds of 1 to 2. You may also bet that the result will be a draw or “tie”. When a tie results, tie bets are paid 8 to 1; other bets neither win nor lose.
|Total of first two cards||Outcome|
|0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||draws a third card|
|8, 9||“natural” - stands|
When the first two cards total zero, one or two, the Banker’s hand draws a card. When the total of the Banker’s first two cards is three or more, the outcome depends on the third card drawn by the Player, as detailed below.
|Total of first|
|Draws a card when Player’s third card is||Stands when Player’s third card is|
|3||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10||8|
|4||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7||1, 8, 9, 10|
|5||4, 5, 6, 7||1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10|
|6||6, 7||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10|
|8,9||“natural” - stands|
THE RANGE OF BETS IN MINI BACCARAT
Mini Baccarat tables have varying minimum and maximum bets. Before you sit down, please check the sign displaying the minimum and maximum bets at the table, and look for the no commission signs. Please ask any of our gaming team for assistance.
Dragon bonus is an additional wager available on Mini Baccarat. Players may place a wager on a table that provides for dragon bonus. To play, place a wager on dragon bonus Banker and/or dragon bonus Player. Dragon bonus wagers win if the point total of the winning hand is 4 points or higher than the losing hand or if the winning hand is a natural. Dragon bonus wagers lose if the result is a tie or the point total of the winning hand is less than 4. A tie hand on a natural is a stand off.
THE ODDS FOR DRAGON BONUS WAGERS ARE
|Dragon Bonus Win||Payout Odds|
|Win by 9 points||30 to 1|
|Win by 8 points||10 to 1|
|Win by 7 points||6 to 1|
|Win by 6 points||4 to 1|
|Win by 5 points||2 to 1|
|Win by 4 points||1 to 1|
|Natural Winner||1 to 1|