Online Baccarat at Grand Rush Casino
It all began in Italy in the 14th century with a simple game of baccara which would, many years later, become the classic casino game known as online baccarat that is played all over the world. Baccarat is something of an unsung hero in the online casino games world – it might not be as well-known as online blackjack and online roulette, but it is a game that packs a punch.
The Basics of Online Baccarat
Online casino baccarat is simple enough to understand – it’s essentially a comparison card game, played between the player and the banker, with three possible outcomes in each round (coup) – either the Player wins, or the Banker wins, or it’s a Tie.
Because baccarat is a game about reading people (if you’re the Player, you must learn to read the Banker and play your hand according to what you think he holds in his hands), it’s vitally important to know the rules. Baccarat, like blackjack, is a game of strategy, skill, and a sprinkling of luck. Knowing the rules means gaining an understanding of how to use them to your advantage. At Grand Rush online casino, you can play a round or two of free online baccarat before you dive into the real thing, to give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the game.
How to Play Online Baccarat
There are many variations of baccarat available, each with its own unique flair, but the basic rules remain the same; they are as follows:
– In baccarat, each card has a point value – cards 2 to 9 are worth their face value in points; the 10, jack, queen, and king have no point value (i.e. are worth zero); and an ace gets you one  point.
– Hands are valued according to the Units digit of the total value of the cards. The Units digit is the right-most number in any amount – i.e. the Units digit of 245 is ‘5’. So, if your hand consists of a 2 and a 6, your hand is worth eight . But, if your hand consists of a 6 and a 7, your hand will be worth three  i.e. 6+7 = 13; the Units digit of 13 is ‘3’. This means that the highest possible hand in baccarat is nine , and that’s what you’re aiming for. In the case of online baccarat, nine  is the magic number!
When it comes to online baccarat, as with any card game, you must play the hand you’re dealt. But there are certain strategies you can follow that will help bolster your game. Namely, be sure you understand the rules and stick to your budget (financially and in terms of time). Once you understand the rules, the game is yours to command and, if you stick to the limitations you set for yourself, you will be able to have fun and win big without going overboard. At Grand Rush online casino, we like to make sure you have fun responsibly and win big while you’re at it!