Understanding the types of Baccarat Games

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Baccarat (pronounced bah-cah-rah) is one the most popular casino game and you can see them very often on online casinos and even at land-based casinos such as Monte Carlo and the gambling halls of Las Vegas.

This game was featured really well in some famous books and series such as the James Bond film and book series. Please read our guide to understand all types of  Baccarat games.

This handy guide will help you understand all types of Baccarat games which is very helpful for beginners. Different from slot games, to win at  Baccarat games, you have to be experienced to tackle all the angles of the games. Let’s start by understanding all types of  Baccarat games. Please read till this article finish, it will help you win big later on your journey.

Types of Baccarat Games

Baccarat games are not only popular and chosen by many gamblers not only at land-based casinos but also online casinos such as Desktop version and mobile version. Understanding all the versions of the games is necessary before you get to know how to play Baccarat and its various betting strategies. The more patient you are, the closer you are to the winning of Baccarat games. So please read on!

Punto Banco

Punto Banco is the first version of the Baccarat game which I want to introduce to you. The term mans  “player-banker”. This version of Baccarat is found at many land-based casinos in the US and even at some online casinos in Britain and in parts of Europe. In this version, the casino banks during rounds and plays hands based on standard rules using eight decks of cards in a shoe. This version is considered to be the most popular game for online casinos. You can find them at the table game section of Bovada Casino.

Chemin de fer

Though this version of Baccarat is not popular in the US, you can find it well-known in many casinos throughout Europe, particularly in France. The main difference between Chemin de fer and other Baccarat games is that you play against another player, not the dealer. In the game, you are allowed to draw or stand on five, unlike in Punto Banco where players must draw. In this version of baccarat, you will sit with 14 players in a very big table with many gambling accessories such as the palette with which players are moved their cards and chips.

Baccarat en Banque

This type of Baccarat is played many in Europe with three decks of cards. If you think there is only firm rule for Baccarat en Banque, then you are wrong. The rules for Baccarat en Banque vary from casino to casino but are similar to Chemin de Fer. In this version, the role of the banker is designated to a single player before the start of each round. There is another name for this version which is called Deux tableaux .

Three-card Baccarat

For Asian and gamblers at Macau, this is the most popular version of Baccarat games. There are 52 cards are used in a single desk. The banker will distribute 3 cards on the desk with the highest possible hand being three face cards. The rule of this version is if both player and banker have a hand with the same number of points, the hand with more face cards wins. Otherwise, it is a tie.


Mini-Baccarat is like another version of Punto Banco because this version follows the rules of Punto Banco. However, there is one slight difference is the use of a single croupier. Similar to Blackjack which is also a very famous casino game, you are not allowed to touch the cards. The strategies to play this version are quite easy and the version has a low table limit so this game become popular worldwide and also in the US.

Above are 5 versions of Baccarat games. I hope you enjoy reading it anf have a good time with us. Please get ready to play the game. Good luck.