Baccarat is a popular game in Asia and is getting more popular in the UK and USA. There are 3 popular variations of the game, punto banco, baccarat chemin de fer and baccarat banque. Punto Banco is the most popular form of baccarat.

The aim of the game is to get the highest total possible with the cards. The twist is that they use modulo mathematics. In simple terms they take the 10s off the total. So a score of 22 is merely 2, 23 is 3, 33 is 3 and so on. 20, 30, 40 etc all count as 0.

There is no skill involved. You just chose to play the player or the banker. The banker has a slight advantage so when you win playing the banker, you pay a commission.

You can practice below for free.

If you want to play for real, Sky Vegas are offering [sc:skyvegas-txt ]£10 free no deposit. The minimum bet is £1 a hand.
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If you want to play for low stakes, the Monte Carlo Casino have a 10p/ 10c Baccarat table. Its a nice Net Ent version of Baccarat. Be careful when playing for 10 cents as the dealer though. As the lowest amount the casino can take off you is 1 cent the commission is effectively 10% which is double the usual rate. Best off playing as the player if you are playing for small stakes.

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If you want to play Baccarat with the lowest house edge, try Baccarat Zero at Betfair.

In Zero Baccarat the commission taken on winning banker bets is only 2.75% instead of the standard 5% commission rate on the game resulting in a 100.0% (correct to one decimal place) expected return on Banker bets in the game.

Looks like you have to play the banker but its the best casino bet going. Betfair used to have Betfair Zero Roulette but they scrapped that and they still have Zero Blackjack but you have to know how to play Blackjack to take advantage of that. You can get a zero house edge at the casino by just betting on the banker at Zero Baccarat.

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