Baccarat seems to be one of those casino games which many people have heard of but very few people play and the reason is probably that if you stand and watch a baccarat game you will have no clue as to what is happening. This is rather a shame as actually it is very simple to play baccarat and nowhere simpler than at an online casino where you will invariably find it at either the regular online casino or at the live casino. There are a couple of unusual things about playing online baccarat that a new player needs to get used to and the first of these is that although there are two baccarat hands dealt and one is called the “bank” and the other the “player” neither of these hands belongs to any individual player and the dealer controls both hands. Whilst this may sound very strange hands of baccarat are played to very strict rules which determine when an extra card will be drawn and when it will not so the dealer has no discretion in the play. The second unusual point is the counting of the card values which once you have played a few times is very simple; we have a full page here at casinos.ie explaining the game of baccarat which we suggest you read before playing. Apart from those two unusual features the casino games of baccarat is very simple as there are only three possible bets; you can place a bet on the bankers hand to win or the players hand to win or for the result to be a draw. You could in fact play baccarat without ever understanding the game but we would recommend playing free baccarat at your online casino to get to understand the game and then possibly to try live casino baccarat.