3-Card Baccarat- What It Entails For A Beginner

You may have known about Baccarat, but what is 3-Card Baccarat? It is another clone of the original Baccarat game with a twist. It is trendy in ASEAN and South East Asia and is played in most casinos in Singapore and Bangkok. Let us delve a little deeper into the 3-Card Baccarat game.

3-Card Baccarat Rulebooks and Odds

The 3-Card Baccarat rules are a wee bit different from the ordinary Baccarat. Here are the salient features of this game-

  • Every card is dealt face-up.
  • Jack, Queen, and Kings, along with 10, have Zero value
  • However, the top imaginable hand is three face cards.
  • The remaining cards are worth their face value, and Aces are worth one.
  • Aces are worth one.
  • When point values are added, only the last digit counts.
  • Card suits do not have a role.

So, for example, if you were to receive three fives, and the hand was worth 15, it would be worth six. Since nine is the highest possible score, that is not a bad scenario.


There are specific rules which must be adhered to while adding up the values of the main bet-

  • The hand having the highest number of face cards wins
  • When the hands have an equal number of face cards, the hand with the highest points win
  • When the face cards and the issues are equal then it is a push.

Coming onto Three-Card Baccarat payouts, the winning hand pays even money (1:1). In case the winning hand equals six the payout will be 1:2. The winning tie bets pay 25:1. Also players are cautioned that most casinos take a 3% cut on real money player bets.

3-Card Baccarat Side Bets

There is the umpteenth number of three-card baccarat side bets which you can make and consider these bets before any round.

The player can wager on the total number of dealers’ hands and it can be anything between 0 to 9 making ten possible bets. The player can bet on one or its multiples. The reward is a handsome 8:1 if the player wins. The player can also bet on the dealer having three face cards and if the bet is successful will get a whopping 96:1 payout.

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