If you have stood in a casino and watched a game of Baccarat for the first time the chances are that you will have no idea what is going on and it is possibly this fact that gives the casino game the kind of mystery which surrounds it when in actual fact an online casino game of Baccarat is simplicity itself. Casinos.ie carries a description of the Baccarat game for Irish casino players but all of the online casinos which offer the game, which is most of them, will also offer an explanation. In online casino baccarat there are only three possible bets which are the player to win, the banker to win or for it to be a tie and because the banker has a slight advantage there will be a 5% deduction from your winnings if you successfully back the banker to win. The really unusual thing about online baccarat however is that all cards of both hands are played by the dealer which although sounds worrying really is not as there are very strict rules about what must be done in all circumstances and the only choice about what to do is to draw a card or not. The reason however that baccarat is so confusing to the newcomer is the counting of the cards so when a seven and a six together they are called three by the dealer which sounds ridiculous but all they are doing is stopping any number exceeding ten by simply deducting every time the total does exceed ten so in the above example seven plus six is thirteen which become three. As there is no interaction from the casino players, online baccarat becomes a game of pure luck so it is not unusual for baccarat players at online casinos to have no idea what is going on but still enjoy the game and make a profit at the same time.