Red Double Baccarat
For many people, Baccarat is a game that is a true test of skill, determination and luck. While the game does have one of the most complicated betting systems, it still remains one of the most popular games in any land based casino. There are many different versions of the game both online and offline. The most popular version is Punto Banco. However, if you are a fan of the game, you may have come across Red Double Baccarat. Popular in Asia, this high stakes version of the game offers an additional betting option for both the player and the banker. In the notes below, we are going to look at how the game works and how you can get started playing.
What is Red Double Baccarat?
Red Double Baccarat is similar to a standard baccarat game. However, there are some major differences in the betting section which can lead to big payouts. The game is played on a single baccarat table that can accommodate up to 10 players. The dealer sits at the back of the table while all the players sit at the front. The game is played with eight decks of cards with 52 cards in each deck (without jokers). The card area on the table is split into two sections, one section for the banker’s cards and one section for the player’s cards.
Increased Betting Options
A game of Red Double Baccarat begins with each player placing their bet on the table. In this game, there are a number of betting options. As with standard baccarat, players can bet on themselves, on the banker or on a tie. There are also two additional betting options called the pair bet and the dragon bet. The pair bet is played first and is paid out if a player is dealt a matching pair of cards. The pair bet can be placed on either the player’s hand or the banker’s hand. The dragon bet is a supplementary bet that can be placed after the deal.
Pair Bets and Payouts
In Red Double Baccarat, once all the bets have been placed, the dealer will deal two cards for the player’s hand and two cards for the banker’s hand. The four cards will determine the payouts for the pair bets. If either the player or the dealer have a matching pair, the bets will be paid out accordingly. At this point, the second part of the game comes into effect. This part of the game is concerned with point numbers. The hand that has the higher point number will win.
Point Numbers and Third Cards
The point numbers in Red Double Baccarat differ from a standard baccarat game. Cards 2 through to 9 are worth their face value. The 10, jack, queen and king are worth 0 points and the ace is worth a single point. Any combined point number that totals over 10 points, only the second digit will be taken. For example, if a hand contains a 5 and a 6, the total is 11 which means the point number is 1. Once the point numbers are determined, players can place an additional dragon bet where a third card is taken according to the standard baccarat third card rules.