Baccarat is a very popular casino game. It is played worldwide and it has many variations. Players love this game for its simple rules, straightforward idea of the game, and low house edge.
Mini baccarat is a variation of the standard baccarat and it has the same rules, but still, there are the slightest differences in the gaming process.
Differences between mini baccarat and standard baccarat
When playing mini baccarat it can be noticed that the dealer is dealing cards without handling them to the players. It is forbidden for players to touch the cards when playing. This is different from standard baccarat as the players are allowed to handle cards at the baccarat tables.
It is common knowledge that every baccarat table has its minimum and maximum betting limits. Mini baccarat tables have the lowest minimum betting limit compared to the standard baccarat tables. It is good for beginners to practice their skills at mini-baccarat and learn how to play baccarat without considerable losses.
Mini baccarat bets
Mini baccarat has the same rules and bets as standard baccarat. There are three possible outcomes of the game: the Bank wins, the Player wins or the end is drawn.
The payout is 1:1 if the player wins, 0,95% if the Bank wins, and 8:1 if the end is drawn, as it is the least possible outcome.
Mini baccarat gaming process
Mini baccarat is played with the 8 decks of cards. They are shuffled and placed into the box, which is called the “shoe”. The dealer is dealing two cards for the Player’s hand and two cards for the Bank’s hand. The cards are face up.
The main idea of the game is to predict the possible outcome and place bets before the dealer says that no more bets are possible. The winner is the hand with the total card points that are closer to nine.
Mini baccarat cards
Mini baccarat cards have the same value as in standard baccarat: Tens, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are 0, the Aces are 1 and all the other cards are counted according to the number on the face.
When the first two cards are received, the total points at each hand are counted. If the points are higher than 9, then it is necessary to subtract 10 from the sum. For example, if you get Jacks, 5 and 6, the total sum is 11, but in Baccarat it is 1.