vExchange Baccarat is Betfair’s unique spin on the popular casino game Baccarat. Traditional Baccarat is a simple card game, with no decisions required after a bet is made as the cards are dealt according to a set of rules. The best score to have in Baccarat is 9, and a two-card total of 9 is called a “natural 9” and cannot be beaten (See How does scoring work for Exchange Baccarat?).
Exchange Baccarat works in a similar way to Traditional Baccarat but allows you to back or lay the three primary selections (Player, Banker, Tie) during the course of a game of Baccarat. You can additionally place back or lay bets on any of our sidebets (see What are the Betting Selections for Exchange Baccarat?).
The game begins with a round of betting where no cards are yet dealt for the Player or Banker. At the end of the first round the player and banker are both dealt a card and the second round of betting commences. At the end of the second round, the player is dealt a second card and the third round of betting commences.
The banker is dealt a second card at the end of the third round and the game will end here if neither the player nor the banker will take another card. This is determined using the standard drawing rules for Baccarat (See What are the Drawing Rules for Exchange Baccarat?).
If the player will take a third card, then another round of betting commences before the card is dealt. If the banker will take a third card, then a further round of betting commences before the card is dealt.
The scores of the banker and player are compared at the end of the game, with the winner having the highest score. In the event of a Tie, stakes for bets on the banker and player are returned (all bets on player and banker are settled at odds of 1.0 in the event of a Tie).