How to play Baccarat Mini

The William Hill Casino version of Baccarat Mini is merely a slimmed down version of the original Baccarat Full Table, and is one of 14 casino card games available to punters online. The abridged version cuts right to the chase, leaving out details of the cut and deal, and if time is an issue, then Baccarat Mini is the game for you.

The rules, aim and strategies pertaining to Baccarat Mini are exactly the same as the full-length version, with punters having to chose to wager on either the dealer’s or player’s hand, or a tie. The variant that pertains to Baccarat Mini is, in fact, that of Punto Banco, so for a more detailed explanation please go to the Punto Banco page.

The object of the game is to get as close to nine as possible but when totalling up the sum of all the cards in hand, the tens digit is removed. The best possible hand to aim for is a ‘natural’ nine, meaning that the cards in hand naturally add up to nine, and not nineteen.

As with all the games online at the William Hill Casino, Baccarat Mini is very simple to master, as virtually all the relevant information for the punter is available onscreen at all times. The statistics of each hand are verified by a statistics window, which, if a nuisance, can be closed. The areas to place the bets are very clearly demarcated and the mechanism behind placing a bet is merely a mouse-click away.

Each hand is dealt two cards and the red counters below the dealer’s chip stack immediately verify the hand’s total, with the tens digit removed. A third card can sometimes be drawn by either the punter or dealer, but this all happens automatically according to a very stringent ‘Third Card Rule’, so effectively the punter need only make two choices – whether to bet on the dealer, player or a tie, and how much to bet.

Baccarat Mini Third Card Rule

If the player’s cards equal:

  • 0 – 5 – A third card must be drawn for the Player
  • 6 – 7 – The hand must remain as is, or the Player’s hand must stand
  • 8 – 9 – Natural and both the player’s and the dealer’s hand must stand

If the banker’s hand totals:

  • 0-2 – the banker’s hand must draw a third card
  • 3-6 – the third card to the player’s hand will determine if the banker must draw or stand
  • 7 – banker’s hand must stand

When the banker’s hand totals between 3 & 6:

Banker’s Hand

Banker’s hand must draw a 3rd card when the player’s card is:

Banker’s hand does not draw if the player’s third card is:

3

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9

8

4

2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7

0, 1, 8, 9

5

4, 5, 6, 7

0, 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

6

6, 7

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

7

Banker’s hand must stand

Banker’s hand must stand

8&9

Natural – banker’s hand must stand

Natural – banker’s hand must stand