Baccarat, also known as baccara, is a card game that is played between the player and the banker. There are three possible outcomes in a baccarat game. If you win the game, you’ll receive a payout of at least five times your original stake.
In baccarat, the player must predict which of three propositions will win the next round. The player receives two cards, one each for the Bank hand and one for the Player hand. A third card can be dealt to either hand, and the player with the closest hand to nine wins. Usually, a shoe with six cards is used. All cards are worth their face value, except for ace, which is worth one.
There are several variations of baccarat, including Baccara a un tableau and Chemin de Fer. The first is played with one table, while the latter is played on multiple tables. The two differ in their rules, with Chemin de Fer featuring a banker who plays against the player to their right. In addition, the roles change more frequently in Chemin de Fer.
Baccarat was originally played in Latin America, but spread to other parts of the world, including the United States. American versions of the game are sometimes called Baccarat-Chemin de Fer.