Over the years various types of baccarat have emerged based in most cases on the country they are played in. The general rules are usually very similar with the main differences being drawing rules and player interactions. This article covers the main variations of baccarat.
- Punto Banco (American)
- Chemin de Fer
- Baccarat en Banque
- Super Pan 9
- Three Card Baccarat
The most common variation found at casinos in the United States, Canada and Australia. The casino acts as the bank all of the time and the game follow standard Baccarat Rules. This is also the most common variation found on online and is available at most Internet casinos.
Chemin De Fer
If you play baccarat in Europe you will more than likely be playing Chemin de Fer. The game differs from American baccarat in a number of ways. The most obvious difference is that the players do all of the dealing. The role of being banker rotates around the table. Another big difference is that the player has the option of standing or taking another card if the hand total is five.
Baccarat en Banque
Another European version of the game. Baccarat Banque is generally played with three decks of cards and the role of banker is auctioned to the player willing to take the biggest risk. The drawing rules for baccarat banque vary from club to club but are very similar to those for Chemin de Fer.
Super Pan 9
A game found primarily in the United States, Super Pan 9 uses a limited deck of 36 cards. The cards used are all face cards and A, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The banker and player are dealt three cards to start with and have the option of drawing one additional card with the aim of getting as close to 9 as possible.
Three Card Baccarat
A popular game at the casinos in Macau and Asia. One deck of cards is used in 3 card baccarat and the rules are quite different to conventional baccarat. Both player and banker get three cards. The highest possible hand is three face cards. This is followed by traditional hand rankings.