On the Subject of Baccarat
Baccarat may be a favorite table game among high rollers, but I’ll bet none of them have ever played for stakes as high as this.
- This module resembles a baccarat table with a deck of cards and a placard indicating table limits.
- The color of the backs of the cards and the table limits can vary from module to module.
- To disarm this module, play one round in such a way that results in a net gain of money. A net loss of money will result in a strike. Breaking even will neither disarm the module nor cause a strike.
Baccarat is played with a standard 52-card deck. The object of the game is to predict which of two hands, the Player or the Banker, will have a higher total.
Play begins with the defuser betting on either the Player or the Banker, with optional side bets for Tie, Player Pair, and Banker Pair. After all bets are placed, each hand receives two cards. Cards are dealt one at a time, starting with the Player and alternating between hands thereafter.
At this point, if either hand has a total of 8 or 9, the round ends immediately and all bets are resolved. Otherwise, both the Player and the Banker are given an option to draw a third card, and then all bets are resolved.
The Player is given the option to draw first. If the Player’s total is 5 or less, they draw a third card. With a total of 6 or 7, the Player stands with two cards.
The Banker decides after the Player makes their choice. If the Player stood with two cards, the Banker draws a third card with a total of 5 or less and stands with a total of 6 or 7. Otherwise, the Banker acts in accordance with the table below:
|If the Banker’s total is...||...then the Banker draws a third card...|
|6||if the Player’s third card is a 6 or 7.|
|5||if the Player’s third card is a 4, 5, 6, or 7.|
|4||if the Player’s third card is a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7.|
|3||if the Player’s third card is not an 8.|
|2 or less||always.|