Baccarat Gold is a version of the popular game, which is found in some land-based and online casinos. It is perfect for novice baccarat players, because the main purpose of its creation is to simplify the traditional rules and reduce the house edge. Eight standard 52-card decks and a baccarat table are necessary for this game.
Aim of the Game
As in the classic version of this game, in Baccarat Gold it is necessary to predict the winner (either a player or a banker). It is also possible to wager on a tie.
Baccarat Gold provides the following types of bets:
On a player (punto). It is a bet on the victory of the player. It is paid 1:1.
On a banker (banco). It is a bet on the victory of the banker. It is paid 19:20 (1:1 without a 5% commission fee).
On a tie. It is a bet on the fact that the player's and banker's scores will be equal. It is paid 9:1.
In general, the gameplay is similar to the classic version. The differences are related to the rules for drawing cards.
If the participant bets on a player, he or she can select whether to draw with 5 or not.
If the player draws a third card, the banker makes the same thing according to the following rules:
If the banker's total score is three or less, the banker always draws a card.
If the banker's total score is four or five, the banker draws a card only if the player's third card varies from a three to seven.
If the banker's total score is six or seven, the banker never draws a card.
Odds and Basic Strategy
If you select that the player draws a card with 5, the house edge is: 1.15% for punto or banco, and 4.9% for a tie.
If you select that the player stands with 5, the house edge is: 1.38% for punto, 0.91% for banco, and 4.9% for a tie.
Therefore, users should better wager on the banker if the player stands with 5. If you stake on the player, you need to select that the player should draw a card with 5.