To start, you will place a wager on one of three options: Player hand, Bank hand, Tie.
The dealer will deal two cards face up to the Player and two cards face up to the Banker. The goal here is to guess which hand has a count that’s as close to 9 as possible.
● Cards 2 – 9 carry their face values.
● Tens (10s) and face cards (J, Q, and K) have a numerical value equal to zero (0).
● Every ace (A) counts as 1.
The values of the two cards are added up to determine the worth of each hand.
Example: If the Player has 3 and K, then the hand is worth 3 points. If the Banker has 3 and 5, the hand is worth 8 points.
If the total of any hand is more than 9, the points are adjusted by deducting 10, or likewise by dropping the sum’s first digit. Therefore, if the hand’s two cards are 9 and 4, the total comes up to 3 – not 13.
Each hand can hold up to three cards, and there are rules specified by the casino on whether the Player hand or Banker will receive a third drawcard.