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Similarities and differences between Baccarat and Blackjack

Baccarat and Blackjack are the two most popular games in Casino Phu Quoc as well as other major casinos in the world. These two games attract players because of the greater excitement and the higher percentage of return to players. Apart from good fortune, players also need to make the right strategies to win. We hope this article will help players come up with answers to their questions and choose a suitable game

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1. Similarities between Baccarat and Blackjack

Both Baccarat and Blackjack are very popular games in casinos because they are modern and easy to play even for newbies. There are different odds of winning for different tables, so each player must develop a considerate playing strategy. Based on each hand, the player must carefully make the decision to hit or stand to become the player with the highest points.

 

Summary on the similarities of the two games: 

  • Both Baccarat and Blackjack use a 52 card deck.
  • The rules of both games are based on the numbers and suits of a deck
  • The dealer will distribute the cards to the players
  • The ultimate goal is to beat the dealer
  • If a player wins, that player will receive the exact amount they bet. If that player loses, that player will lose the bet if his/her prediction is opposite to the final result.

2. Differences between Baccarat and Blackjack

2.1. How to count the points in Baccarat and Blackjack

How to count the points in Baccarat: 

  • Baccarat players need to calculate so that the total score is the highest possible but cannot exceed 9 points
  • Each card from 2 to 9 is face value
  • In baccarat an ace is worth one.
  • 10, J, Q, K have a value of zero
  • In Baccarat, if a hand exceeds 10, 10 is then subtracted from the hand

For example: if you receive 6 and 7, the total score would be 13. After 10 is subtracted, the total score will now be 3

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How to count points in Blackjack: 

  • Blackjack players need to calculate so that the total score is the highest possible but cannot exceed 21 points

  • 10, J, Q, K have a value of ten
  • In blackjack an ace is worth one or eleven subject to the rule set by each dealer

For example: if you receive K and 2, the total score would be 12

2.2. Rule

Each game has its own rule. The followings are the basic differences:

Baccarat rules: 

First, each player receives 2 random cards. In Baccarat, players must learn how to calculate and apply their tips and methods so that the total score is the highest possible but cannot exceed 9 points, and they can win the game. 

On the Baccarat table, there are 3 main outcomes for players to choose:

  1. Player (representing the players)

  2. Banker (representing the dealer)

  3. Tie (representing the push)

 

Blackjack rules: 

First, each player receives 2 random cards. In Blackjack, players must learn how to calculate so that the total score the total score is the highest possible but cannot exceed 21 points, and they can win the game.

In Blackjack, your chances of winning will be higher than the rest if you have good memory and patience. 

Up to 8 people can play together in a Blackjack table: a dealer (responsible for leading the game)_ and 7 different players.

There are some positions on a Blackjack table that you need to pay attention as follows: money, surrendered cards, players’ cards, players’ bets, payout rules, dealer’s cards, slots, and chip tray.

2.3. Hitting rule

This may be the most important difference between these 2 popular games

How to hit in Baccarat: 

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It is more complicated to hit a new card in Baccarat than in Blackjack. 

Scenario 1: If a Player’s total score is between 0 – 5 points, the dealer will give the 3rd card.

Scenario 2: If the total score of the first 2 cards is 6 or 7, stop hitting. 

Scenario 3: If a Player has 8 or 9 points, he/she will win and the game ends.

As for the Banker (representing the dealer), the dealer can only hit the 3rd card if and only in the following cases:

  • If the dealer has 0 – 2 points, the dealer must hit the 3rd card.
  • If the dealer has 3 points and the 3rd card the Player hits is different from 8.
  • If the dealer has 4 points and the 3rd card the Player hits is different from 0, 1, 8, 9.
  • If the dealer has 6 points and the 3rd card the Player hits is 4 – 7.
  • If the dealer has 7 points, stop hitting.

Read further: Baccarat terms

How to hit in Blackjack

 

  • After players receive 2 cards, they may hit or stop regardless of their scores. This is the time when they need to calculate the most to win. 
  • The dealer is only allowed to hit the next card when their total score is less than 16 points

2.4. How to play

Each game has different playing rules, which everyone should pay close attention to not be confused when playing Baccarat and Blackjack. 

Baccarat rule

First, players choose to bet on the outcome: Banker, Player and Tie. 

Then the Dealer will deal. 

The dealer will deal 2 cards to each hand and keep them face up. Anyone having 8 or 9 points will win. 

In this game you have to be patient to wait for the opportunity to make decisions on the next step accordingly.

 

Blackjack rule

Firstly, each player chooses a bet box and bet amount. In Blackjack, you can place many different bets as long as you believe that you will win the dealer with one of these bets.

After placing bets, each player will receive 2 face up cards, all the hands will be shown to everyone. There is only one of the dealer’s cards will be face up.

If you have 21 points, you will be the winner. If not, you may:

Hit: Request the dealer to give you another card. You will lose if the total score exceeds 21 points.

Stand: If you feel safe with your first two cards or have played and taken another card, you can choose not to hit at any time, which means that you won’t take another card

c: If you have a good hand, and the dealer does not seem so, you can make a double bet with the condition that you double your previous bet and you will get one more card.

Split: If your first 2 cards are the same, you have the right to split them into 2 hands. In this case, you will play 2 seperate hands.

Insurance: You will only make this insurance bet when the dealer has a face up card that is an Ace

 

3. Is Baccarat or Blackjack easier to win

According to a survey involving many players who have tried these two games, most of them think that Baccarat is easier to win than Blackjack.

Logically, scientific studies show a different result that you are 5 or 6 times more likely to win a Blackjack game than a Baccarat game. 

These 2 facts show that: 

  • Newbies should start with Baccarat because Baccarat rules are simpler. Learning and practicing tips will help you win this game easily
  • To win a Blackjack game, players need to have a perfect playing experience.

4. Which is a trustworthy venue to play Baccarat and Blackjack in Vietnam

Regarding Casinos, Corona Casino Phu Quoc – the first legal casino that allows Vietnamese to play – should be among the first to mention. This casino is located at Long Beach, included Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc complex. 

Casino Phu Quoc is equipped with 8 games selected from a list of the world’s leading casinos. There are 100 tables and 1,000 slot machines. In addition, Corona Casino Phu Quoc is also appreciated for its luxurious space with all imported furniture. Coming here, visitors feel as if they were in the famous and luxurious casinos in Las Vegas or Macau.

Come and experience Corona Casino, a world-class casino, right away. 

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