Chemin de Fer

Chemin de Fer  - Baccarat is played with 6 decks of cards and is regulated by precise rules. It is an easy game to play and no prior knowledge of the game is required.
Any inexperienced player can sit at the table and ask the dealer to play according to the rules, jouer selon la règle. The dealer will therefore help and guide the player and make sure no mistakes are made.
The game begins with the dealer placing his bet, which cannot be lower than the minimum established for the table. The game consists in scoring the highest point, 9, while 10 (or multiples of 10) corresponds to the minimum point, known as baccarat. The dealer deals two cards for the player and two cards for himself.
A point is obtained by adding the two cards together and subtracting tens from the total. Face cards count as 10 or zero. A face card and a 9 add up to 9 points, while two or three face cards add up to zero (Baccarat). Tens are disregarded in the total, thus, a 6 and a 7, totalling 13, counts as 3 points.
When the cards total 9 or 8, the punter must announce abattage and reveal his cards; he wins the hand unless the dealer also has a natural hand.  If they both have the same points it is a tie. If the punter scores 7 or 6 and stands, he simply says – NO; while if he scores 5 he is free to stand or draw another card; with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 points, if the punter exposes his cards and does not score 9 or 8, he may ask the dealer for a third card.
The dealer does not draw a card if he scores 7, but with 0, 1, 2, he will always draw another card.
Other scores will be regulated according to the règle, which is available from the dealer.
The amount of money put into play by the dealer may be covered entirely by one player or shared among several players and generally the punter seated to the right of the dealer starts to place the wagers.
The game inspector is available to customers if any further information is required.

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