Baccarat

Baccarat

 

Game Details

To begin playing Baccarat, you have 3 selections on where to place your wager:

  • bet the Player’s hand will win
  • bet the Banker’s hand will win
  • bet the game will result in a tie

Game Objective

The object of Baccarat is to correctly pick the hand that will finish with a point value closest to 9. In Baccarat, the highest score is 9 and the lowest is 0. In the event of a tie, any wagers placed on the Player or the Banker is returned. If you wager on a tie and the two hands result in a tie, your payoff is 8 to 1.

Game Rules

Place your wager on Player, Banker or Tie. Once this has been completed, click on the DEAL button to start the hand.

Two cards are dealt to both the Player and the Dealer. The suits of the cards have no significance in the game.

Third cards may be dealt (starting with the Player) based on the Table shown in the Third Card Deal section below.

Card Values

 

Card

Value

Ace One (1)
10, Jack, Queen, King Zero (0)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Face Value (i.e. 5 of spades = 5)

If the cards in either hand have a combined value of ten or more points, you will subtract the ten amount to determine the correct value. The remainder is the baccarat point value of the hand.

For example: 5 + 7 = 12, which counts as a 2 in Baccarat; 7+7+7 = 21, which counts as 1. Face cards and 10’s count as 0, so for example 9 + Jack = 9.

Third Card Deal

The following Baccarat Third Card rule chart governs when the player and/or the banker will be dealt a third card:

Player

Value of First two (2) cards dealt:

Action (automatic):

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Card is drawn
6, 7 Player Stands
8,9 Stands (“Natural Draw”)

Banker

Value of First two (2) cards dealt:

Draws when Players third card is:

DOES NOT Draw when Players third card is:

0, 1, 2 Banker will always draw Banker will always draw
3 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 8
4 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 0, 1, 8, 9
5 4, 5, 6, 7 0, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
6 6, 7 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
7 Always STANDS Always STANDS
8, 9 Player Cannot Draw Player Cannot Draw

 

Winning

You win if:

  • The hand that you wagered on has the higher total
  • If you bet on a Tie and the Player and Banker totals are equal. All Ties are paid 8 to 1

Please Note:

  • If you bet on the Player and win, you win even money. For example, if you wager €5.00, you will win your wager back plus an additional €5.00
  • If you bet on the Banker and win, you win your wager back minus a 5% commission. For example, a €5.00 wager would pay €0.25 commission (€5.00 x 5%). So, you would receive €9.75 for wagering on the Banker (€5.00 plus €4.75)
  • If you bet on a Tie and win, you are paid 8 to 1. For example, if you wager €5.00, you will win your wager back plus an additional €40 for a total of €45.00

Game Buttons:

Button

Description

Deal After you have placed your wagers, pressing this will deal the cards
Clear Press this to Clear the table of bets (if you wish to change) BEFORE pressing Deal
Last Bet This will place the exact same bet (and positions) as in the previous round
New Game This starts a new round

Patience

The objective of the solitaire game is to remove all cards from the deck.
1. Choose your bet. In each round, you can adjust your bet. You can play from 1.30 euros to 52 euros per round at Patience.
2. The higher your bet will be the higher the rate of return. For each card placed above the amount referred to be paid at the rate of return.

3. Start the game.

 

Patience2

Patience: the game of a million hastily concealed PC windows. Its popularity is perhaps due to its strangely hypnotic nature, even though it takes real persistence to win.

The game is played using a tableau of seven columns. Running from left to right, the first column contains one card, the second contains two, the third three, etc. In each column, the top card should be face up and the rest face down. Deal by placing one card, face up, on the table in front of you then, to this card’s right, six more face down. Repeat this row by row, dealing one less card each time.

As well as the face-up cards in the tableau, you’ll work with every third card in the remaining pack, one at a time. Move through the pack by taking three cards from the top and turning them over, creating a new face-up pile. When you’ve passed through the deck, turn it over and start again.

In the tableau, a card from the pack may be placed on another card that is one rank higher and of an alternate colour. An eight of hearts, for example, may be placed on either a nine of spades or a nine of clubs – both black suits. Sequences of grouped cards can be moved around according to the same rules as individual cards. Whenever you free up a face-down card on a tableau column, turn it over. If a column is emptied, you can shift any card or sequence into it.

If an ace comes into play, position it face up above the tableau, thus beginning a foundation. Foundations are suited and built from ace to king.

When all four foundations are complete, you’ve won. But if you find yourself with no more legal moves available, it’s over. Give it up. Put the deck down.

 

Try moving through the deck by reversing the first and last card of each set of three cards as soon as you turn them. Or play by turning over just one card each time, but passing through the deck only once.

 

Red Dog

Red Dog is also known as ACEY-DEUCEY or BETWEEN THE SHEETS. The basic rules of Red Dog are simple; you are betting on whether the value of the 3rd card will fall BETWEEN the 1st two cards.

  • Place your wager in the BET area on the table.
  • If you are happy with your wager, select the DEAL button. If not, select the CLEAR button to remove all of the wagers from the table.
  • You may wager on 1 to 3 hands per game.
  • 2 cards are dealt face up at the top of the table.
  • You now have the option to RAISE (double your initial wager) or STAND (no more wagers).
  • The RED DOG marker will be placed on the Spread value between the 1st two cards that are dealt. For example, if a 3 and a Jack were dealt, the spread would be 7 since the number of cards between the 3 and the Jack are the 4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
  • If the card falls between the first two cards, then you are paid according to the payout shown under each spread value.
  • Pair hands, consecutive hands and 3 of a Kind hands are described below.

If two cards of the same value are shown, the marker will move to the PAIR section on the table. A third card is automatically dealt by the dealer (you do not have the option to raise).

If the 3rd card is different from the Pair value, then it is considered a TIE and your initial wager is returned.

If the 3rd card matches the paid (3 of a kind), the marker will move to the 3 OF A KIND section and pay your initial wager at 11:1.

If the two cards dealt by the dealer are of Consecutive value (for example, 10 and Jack), a 3rd card will NOT be dealt and your initial wager will be returned.

 

Card

Numerical Value

2 to 10 Face value
Jack 11
Queen 12
King 13
Ace 14 (does NOT count as a 1 when determining Spread)

 

 

Spread

Pays

One Card 5:1
Two Cards 4:1
Three Cards 2:1
Four to Eleven Cards 1:1 (even money)
Consecutive Tie or Push (wager is returned)
Pair Tie or Push (wager is returned)
Three of a Kind 11:1

 

 

Button

Description

Deal After you have placed your wagers, pressing this will deal the cards
Clear Press this to Clear the table of bets (if you wish to change) BEFORE pressing Deal
Raise Doubles your inital wager
Stand No more wagers on that hand
Last Bet This will place the exact same bet (and positions) as in the previous round
New Game This starts a new round

 

Pontoon

Pontoon is an English variation of Blackjack. The game Pontoon follows the same general concept/structure of Blackjack, but has some significant Rule changes. The main objective of Pontoon is to come as close to 21 without going over, at the same time still having a higher total than the dealer.

  • You win if your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. Payout on this win is 1:1. For example, if you wager $5.00, you will be paid your wager plus an equal amount of the wager. In this example, you would be paid €10.00 in total (€5 + €5).
  • If you have PONTOON (your first two cards equal 21), you win 2:1 the value of your wager, unless the dealer also has Pontoon. In that case the game is a tie and YOU lose. For example, if you wager €10.00, you would be paid €30.00 (€20 + €10)
  • Aces count as either 1 or 11 (whichever is more advantageous)
  • Face cards count as 10
  • All remaining cards count as their numbered values.
  • If your hand total exceeds 21, the hand is BUST and you lose your wager.
  • If your hand total is equal to the dealer’s hand, the game is considered a tie and YOU LOSE.
  • The Dealer wins all ties, EVEN PONTOON.
  • Pontoon (first two cards equal 21) beats a combined card score of 21.
  • Player MUST twist if your hand totals 14 or less. A twist is the same as a HIT in Blackjack.
  • There are NO Insurance options like Blackjack.
  • A player can only BUY (double) once per hand. However, unlike Blackjack, you are able to continue TWISTING after you BUY.
  • You can be dealt a maximum of 5 cards per hand.

The dealer must twist until he has at least 17, and must stick at 17 or higher. If the dealer is dealt 16 (or less), he must take another card or multiple cards until he has at least 17. The Dealer must also twist on a soft 17. The dealer does not decide to TWIST or STICK based upon your hand or decision. The dealer will abide only to the Dealer Rules.

If your first two cards are the same value, you are offered to SPLIT them into two separate hands. Choosing a SPLIT will force you to place a second wager of equal value on the new hand. You will now decide to TWIST or BUY on each hand separately. You can split up to 3 hands.

Please Note the following:

  • If you split two aces, they are treated the same as any other card. Pontoon differs from Blackjack in this way.
  • If you split two aces and receive a face card or a 10, this is Pontoon and you will be paid at 2:1.

You can BUY (double your wager) at any time during the hand. You are only allowed to buy once per hand. You can proceed to twist after you buy, until you STICK or BUST.

 

Players Hand:

Pays:

Winning Hand 1:1
Pontoon (two-card total of 21) 2:1
Five Card Trick (total of 21 or less) 2:1
Tie Dealer wins

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If your hand is closer to 21 than the dealers hand, you win even money (1:1).
  • If you make a Five Card Trick and the dealer DOES NOT have Pontoon, then you will receive a payout of 2:1.
  • If the Dealer makes a Five Card Trick, you lose your wager, even if you have a Five Card Trick. In this situation, you will only be paid if you have Pontoon.
  • If you have Pontoon, you are paid 2:1, UNLESS the dealer also has Pontoon. In that situation, you will lose your wager since the Dealer wins all ties.

One of the most important things to remember is this:

  • An Ace can count as either 1 or 11.

Because of this, a hand that uses the Ace as an 11 is called a SOFT HAND.

For example, a SOFT 17 is a hand that has an ACE and a 6. If a player draws another card that brings the SOFT 17 hand over 21, the Ace will automatically be converted to a value of 1 so that the player will not BUST out.

Click on the value of chip that you would like to use on the next Pontoon hand. You can select a new value each hand. You can click on any one, two or all three spots at the table where you would like to place your wager. If you wish to change your bet PRIOR to the initial deal, you must select the CLEAR button to remove ALL bets.

Every table limit has different minimum and maximum Bet Limits. For example, the €1 – €100 table has a minimum bet of €1.00 and a maximum bet of €100.00 per hand.

 

Button

Description

Deal After you have placed your wagers, pressing this will deal the cards
Clear Press this to Clear the table of bets (if you wish to change) BEFORE pressing Deal
Twist Instructs the Dealer to deal you another card
Stick Instructs the dealer that you do not want another card
Buy Double your Wager at any time during the hand
Split Splits your PAIR into two (2) separate hands
Last Bet This will place the exact same bet (and positions) as in the previous round
New Game This starts a new round

 

Progressive BlackJack

Progressive BlackJack

Here is a new twist on an old favorite; Progressive Blackjack. Just like regular Blackjack, in Progressive Blackjack you are always competing against the dealer. The main objective is to come as close to 21 without going over, at the same time still having a higher total than the dealer. If your first two cards total 21, you have BLACKJACK. However, in Progressive Blackjack you can WIN even if your hand loses to the dealer. The Progressive wager will pay out according to the Paytable no matter what the outcome of the hand is.

  • You win if your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. Payout on this win is 1:1. For example, if you wager $5.00, you will be paid your wager plus an equal amount of the wager. In this example, you would be paid $10.00 in total ($5 + $5).
  • If you have Blackjack (your first two cards equal 21), you win 3:2 the value of your wager, unless the dealer also has blackjack. In that case the game is a tie and your wager is returned. For example, if you wager $10.00, you would receive your wager of $10.00 PLUS 3:2 of your wager (10 x 3 divided by 2). In this example, you would be paid $25.00 ($10 + $15)
  • Aces count as either 1 or 11 (whichever is more advantageous)
  • Face cards count as 10
  • All remaining cards count as their numbered values.
  • If your hand total exceeds 21, the hand is BUST and you lose your wager.
  • If your hand total is equal to the dealer’s hand, the game is considered a tie or PUSH and your wager is returned.
  • Blackjack (first two cards equal 21) beats a combined card score of 21.
  • PROGRESSIVE wagers are paid according to the Paytable located on the table.
  • IMPORTANT: Progressive payouts are ONLY calculated using the first four (4) cards in any seat.
  • IMPORTANT: When splitting Non-Aces, the Progressive payouts are calculated using the first four (4) cards ONLY (using both hands). See SPLIT RULES below.

In order for you to qualify for the PROGRESSIVE jackpot and paytable, you must place your WAGER before you select the DEAL button. This is done by clicking on the Progressive slot above the Betting area on the table.

Once your Progressive wager has been placed, the light on the Progressive slot will show green.

All Progressive payouts will be shown on the Paytable after the hand has been completed.

IMPORTANT: Progressive payouts are calculated using the first four (4) cards in any seat. If you are dealts a 5 – A – A – A – A, the Progressive payout would pay you based on the three (3) Aces and not all four (4).

The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, and must stand at 17 or higher. If the dealer is dealt 16 (or less), he must take another card or multiple cards until he has at least 17. The dealer does not decide to HIT or STAY based upon your hand or decision. The dealer will abide only to the Dealer Rules.

If your first two cards are the same value, you are offered to SPLIT them into two separate hands. Choosing a SPLIT will force you to place a second wager of equal value on the new hand. You will now decide to HIT or STAY on each hand separately.

Please Note the following exceptions to the SPLIT rule:

  • If you split two aces, you get only one additional card for each hand.
  • If you split two aces and one of your hands equals 21, this is NOT considered Blackjack, but will be counted as 21. The win will pay 1:1, NOT 3:2.
  • IMPORTANT: When splitting a hand (not Aces), the Progressive payout is calculated using the first four (4) cards only. Please look at the following example:
  • If you are dealt and split two 5′s and are now dealt the following:
  • 1st Hand: dealt two Aces (you now have 3 cards in this hand; 5 – A -A)
  • 2nd Hand: dealt two Aces (you now have 3 cards in this hand; 5 – A – A)
  • The Progressive payout will be calculated using the first 4 cards (since you do not pay an additional Progressive wager when splitting the cards).
  • In this example, you would only be paid a Progressive payout on two (2) Aces as the first four (4) cards are 5 – A – A – 5.

 

Players Hand

Pays

4 Aces same color Full Progressive Meter
3 Aces suited $2500
Any 4 Aces $1500
3 Aces same color $250
Any 3 Aces $100
2 Aces suited $50
2 Aces same color $10
Any 2 Aces $5
1 Aces $1

 

When you have been dealt the first two cards, and you think that the third card will put you in a position to beat the dealer’s hand, you can select the DOUBLE option located on the table. Your wager is then doubled, and you will receive only one additional card. Your hand is automatically stood. The dealer will complete their hand and compare it to your hand value total.

This gives you a chance to protect your wager if you believe that the dealer might have Blackjack. If the dealer’s first card is an ace, the player has the option to purchase INSURANCE (a pop up window will appear). If you believe that the dealer might have a 10, J, Q or K as a down card, you can select YES to purchase insurance. Insurance purchases are half the price of your initial bet. If the dealer has Blackjack, your insurance is paid out at 2:1. If you buy insurance and the dealer does not have Blackjack, your Insurance wager is lost. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game will end in a Push with all of the money being returned to the player, including the Insurance.

One of the most important things to remember is this:

  • An Ace can count as either 1 or 11.

Because of this, a hand that uses the Ace as an 11 is called a SOFT HAND.

For example, a SOFT 17 is a hand that has an ACE and a 6. If a player draws another card that brings the SOFT 17 hand over 21, the Ace will automatically be converted to a value of 1 so that the player will not BUST out.

Dealers Open card:

Hit if you have

Stand if you have

3, 4, 5, 6 11 and lower, Soft 17 and lower 12 and higher, Soft 18 and higher
7, 8, 9, 10, Ace 16 and lower, Soft 17 and lower 17 and higher, Soft 18 and higher

Dealers Open card:

Split if you have:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Pairs of: 2, 3, 8 or Ace
8, 9, 10, Ace Pairs of: 8 or Ace

If your first two (2) cards total:

If the Dealers Open card is:

11 Anything EXCEPT an Ace
10 Anything EXCEPT a 10 or Ace
9 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
7, 8 3, 4, 5, 6

PLEASE NOTE: The guidelines shown above are provided as outlines of a simple Blackjack strategy. You will develop your own strategies as you play more and more Blackjack.

Click on the value of chip that you would like to use on the next Blackjack hand. You can select a new value each hand. You can click on any one, two or all three spots at the table where you would like to place your wager. If you wish to change your bet PRIOR to the initial deal, right click on any of the chips at the table to remove them.

Every table limit has different minimum and maximum Bet Limits. For example, the €1 – €100 table has a minimum bet of €1.00 and a maximum bet of €100.00 per hand.

 

Button

Description

Deal After you have placed your wagers, pressing this will deal the cards
Clear Press this to Clear the table of bets (if you wish to change) BEFORE pressing Deal
Hit Instructs the Dealer to deal you another Card
Stand Instructs the dealer that you will “STAND” with the current hand (and value) that you have
Double Double your Wager and receive ONE (1) additional card ONLY
Split Splits your PAIR into two (2) separate hands
Last Bet This will place the exact same bet (and positions) as in the previous round
New Game This starts a new round

 

Black Jack

 In Blackjack, you are always competing against the dealer. The main objective is to come as close to 21 without going over, at the same time still having a higher total than the dealer. If your first two cards total 21, you have BLACKJACK.

  • You win if your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. Payout on this win is 1:1. For example, if you wager $5.00, you will be paid your wager plus an equal amount of the wager. In this example, you would be paid €10.00 in total (€5 + €5).
  • If you have Blackjack (your first two cards equal 21), you win 3:2 the value of your wager, unless the dealer also has blackjack. In that case the game is a tie and your wager is returned. For example, if you wager €10.00, you would receive your wager of €10.00 PLUS 3:2 of your wager (10 x 3 divided by 2). In this example, you would be paid €25.00 (€10 + €15)
  • Aces count as either 1 or 11 (whichever is more advantageous)
  • Face cards count as 10
  • All remaining cards count as their numbered values.
  • If your hand total exceeds 21, the hand is BUST and you lose your wager.
  • If your hand total is equal to the dealer’s hand, the game is considered a tie or PUSH and your wager is returned.
  • Blackjack (first two cards equal 21) beats a combined card score of 21.

The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, and must stand at 17 or higher. If the dealer is dealt 16 (or less), he must take another card or multiple cards until he has at least 17. The dealer does not decide to HIT or STAY based upon your hand or decision. The dealer will abide only to the Dealer Rules.

If your first two cards are the same value, you are offered to SPLIT them into two separate hands. Choosing a SPLIT will force you to place a second wager of equal value on the new hand. You will now decide to HIT or STAY on each hand separately.

Please Note the following 2 exceptions to the SPLIT rule:

  • If you split two aces, you get only one additional card for each hand.
  • If you split two aces and one of your hands equals 21, this is NOT considered Blackjack, but will be counted as 21. The win will pay 1:1, NOT 3:2.

When you have been dealt the first two cards, and you think that the third card will put you in a position to beat the dealer’s hand, you can select the DOUBLE option located on the table. Your wager is then doubled, and you will receive only one additional card. Your hand is automatically stood. The dealer will complete their hand and compare it to your hand value total.

This gives you a chance to protect your wager if you believe that the dealer might have Blackjack. If the dealer’s first card is an ace, the player has the option to purchase INSURANCE (a pop up window will appear). If you believe that the dealer might have a 10, J, Q or K as a down card, you can select YES to purchase insurance. Insurance purchases are half the price of your initial bet. If the dealer has Blackjack, your insurance is paid out at 2:1. If you buy insurance and the dealer does not have Blackjack, your Insurance wager is lost. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game will end in a Push with all of the money being returned to the player, including the Insurance.

One of the most important things to remember is this:

  • An Ace can count as either 1 or 11.

Because of this, a hand that uses the Ace as an 11 is called a SOFT HAND.

For example, a SOFT 17 is a hand that has an ACE and a 6. If a player draws another card that brings the SOFT 17 hand over 21, the Ace will automatically be converted to a value of 1 so that the player will not BUST out.

Dealers Open card:

Hit if you have

Stand if you have

3, 4, 5, 6 11 and lower, Soft 17 and lower 12 and higher, Soft 18 and higher
7, 8, 9, 10, Ace 16 and lower, Soft 17 and lower 17 and higher, Soft 18 and higher

Dealers Open card:

Split if you have:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Pairs of: 2, 3, 8 or Ace
8, 9, 10, Ace Pairs of: 8 or Ace

If your first two (2) cards total:

If the Dealers Open card is:

11 Anything EXCEPT an Ace
10 Anything EXCEPT a 10 or Ace
9 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
7, 8 3, 4, 5, 6

PLEASE NOTE: The guidelines shown above are provided as outlines of a simple Blackjack strategy. You will develop your own strategies as you play more and more Blackjack.

Click on the value of chip that you would like to use on the next Blackjack hand. You can select a new value each hand. You can click on any one, two or all three spots at the table where you would like to place your wager. If you wish to change your bet PRIOR to the initial deal, right click on any of the chips at the table to remove them.

Every table limit has different minimum and maximum Bet Limits. For example, the €1 – €100 table has a minimum bet of €1.00 and a maximum bet of €100.00 per hand.

 

Button

Description

Deal After you have placed your wagers, pressing this will deal the cards
Clear Press this to Clear the table of bets (if you wish to change) BEFORE pressing Deal
Hit Instructs the Dealer to deal you another Card
Stand Instructs the dealer that you will “STAND” with the current hand (and value) that you have
Double Double your Wager and receive ONE (1) additional card ONLY
Split Splits your PAIR into two (2) separate hands
Last Bet This will place the exact same bet (and positions) as in the previous round
New Game This starts a new round