BetDice Baccarat is LIVE!!
We have officially launched Baccarat!
You may begin to play now. We hope you enjoy!
We are launching Baccarat in “Beta” because there are some minor display bugs that we are diligently working to resolve. Please let us know about any issues you encounter; we greatly value your feedback!! Rest assured, this will not impact the outcome of the game or the security of your funds.
Baccarat is a multi-player card game where you can place a wager on the Player, Banker, or Tie — or make a side-bet for “Player pair” or “Banker pair”. All users will participate in the same game, will view the same cards, and will be able to see the bets placed by other users. Please read the full rules below and educate yourself fully before beginning to play.
To start, you are able to place wagers with only EOS. All other tokens will be added with time. Profits will be distributed using the same method as our Dice game!
You will continue to receive DICE for playing with EOS, at the same rate as you do when playing our Dice game!
We have some planned changes to the UI that we will be releasing over the next several weeks, for fine-tuning.
Baccarat is a comparing card game played between two hands, the “player” and the “banker”. Each baccarat coup (round of play) has three possible outcomes: “player” (player has the higher score), “banker”, and “tie”.
In baccarat, cards have a point value: cards two through nine are worth face value (in points); tens, jacks, queens and kings have no point value (i.e. are worth zero); aces are worth 1 point; jokers are not used. Hands are valued according to the rightmost digit of the sum of their constituent cards. For example, a hand consisting of 2 and 3 is worth 5, but a hand consisting of 6 and 7 is worth 3 (i.e., the 3 being the rightmost digit in the combined points total of 13). The highest possible hand value in baccarat is therefore nine.
Our Baccarat game follows the “punto banco” varient. In punto banco, each player’s moves are forced by the cards the player is dealt.
The player (punto) and banker (banco) are simply designations for the two hands dealt out in each coup, two outcomes which the bettor can back; the player has no particular association with the gambler, nor the banker with the house.
Cards are dealt from a shoe containing 8 decks of cards shuffled together. For each coup, two cards are dealt face up to each hand, starting from “player” and alternating between the hands. If either The player or banker or both achieve a total of 8 or 9 at this stage, the coup is finished and the result is announced: a player win, a banker win, or tie. If neither hand has eight or nine, the drawing rules are applied to determine whether the player should receive a third card. Then, based on the value of any card drawn to the player, the drawing rules are applied to determine whether the banker should receive a third card. The coup is then finished, the outcome is announced, and winning bets are paid out.
Tableau of drawing rules
If neither the player nor the banker is dealt a total of 8 or 9 in the first two cards (known as a “natural”), the tableau is consulted, first for the player’s rules, then the banker’s.
If the player has an initial total of 0–5, he draws a third card.
If the player has an initial total of 6 or 7, he stands.
If the player stood pat (i.e., has only two cards), the banker regards only his own hand and acts according to the same rule as the player. That means the banker draws a third card with hands 0–5 and stands with 6 or 7.
If the player drew a third card, the banker acts according to the following more complex rules:
If the banker total is 2 or less:
The banker draws a card, regardless of what the player’s third card is.
If the banker total is 3:
The banker draws a third card unless the player’s third card was an 8.
If the banker total is 4:
The banker draws a third card if the player’s third card was 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
If the banker total is 5:
The banker draws a third card if the player’s third card was 4, 5, 6, or 7.
If the banker total is 6:
The banker draws a third card if the player’s third card was a 6 or 7.
If the banker total is 7:
The banker stands.
The dealer will deal the cards according to the tableau and the dealer will announce the winning hand, either the player or the banker. An “even money” or 1–to-1 will be paid on player bets and 95% or 19-to-20 on banker bets (even money with “5% commission to the house on the win”).
Should both the player and banker have the same value at the end of the deal the dealer shall announce “tie bets win.” All tie bets will be paid at 8-to-1 odds. Typically, bets placed on “Player” or “Banker” remain in place for the next round. We will be adding this functionality, but for now, any bets placed on “Player” or “Banker” are simply returned to you if there is a tie.
“Player Pair” and “Banker Pair” are side-bets that will be paid at 11-to-1 odds if the first two cards are a pair.