Mini Baccarat is played with 8 standard decks shuffled together. Numbered cards are worth their indicated value, Aces equal 1, and picture cards (King, Queen and Jack) count as zero.

The goal

In Baccarat, you are betting whether the Banker or Player will have a hand worth closer to 9, or that the hand will be a tie. Just choose a side and see what happens!

How to play

  1. To begin, simply place a bet on Banker, Player or Tie based on your predicted outcome. Banker and Player are just placeholder names for the hands. There is no actual ‘player’ who gets the cards.
  2. After placing your bets, two cards are dealt by the Dealer to each hand. The first and third card are the Player’s, the second and fourth are the Banker’s.
  3. The Dealer will read out the value of each hand, with only the right hand digit being counted.
  4. Based on the hands, any additional cards required are drawn by the Dealer according to the Table of Play (tableau) overleaf.

It’s not necessary to fully memorise the tableau in order to take part in the game, but it will help you to better understand what’s going on.


  1. If the hand you bet on finishes closer to 9, you win!
  2. Winning bets are paid even money, except where the Banker’s hand wins with a total of 6. In this case, winning bets will be paid half.
  3. On our high limit tables, the casino retains a 5%commission on winning banker bets.
  4. Successful Tie bets are paid at 8 to 1.

Canberra pairs

  1. Canberra Pairs is an optional side bet that the first two cards of either the Banker or Player will be a pair. Winning bets are paid 11 to 1. All other combinations lose.

Table of Play


Banker’s point total When player’s third card is When player’s third card is
3 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0: Draws 8: Stands
4 2-3-4-5-6-7: Draws 0-1-8-9: Stands
5 4-5-6-7: Draws 0-1-2-3-8-9: Stands
6 6-7: Draws 0-1-2-3-4-5-8-9: Stands
7 Stands
8-9 Has a natural and cannot draw
0-1-2 Draws


Player’s hand third card rule

Player’s first two cards total Player’s hand
0-1-2-3-4-5 Draws a card unless the banker has a natural
6-7 Stands
8-9 Natural stands