Baccarat is the most popular table game in the 2023 Las Vegas Table Games Survey in terms of number of installations. It took that title from roulette this year.
We collected the following information in October 2022. The minimum bets shown are what we predict the lowest you will find, often in mornings and afternoons. Expect higher minimums during busy times.
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Best Las Vegas baccarat casinos
The information below is from March 2022.
Baccarat is dealt at nearly all Las Vegas Strip casinos. It is also available at some downtown casinos and at larger locals ones. The low limit baccarat games tend to be in the locals market. Downtown and Las Vegas Strip casinos often have high minimum bets for it.
Minimum bet for Las Vegas baccarat
The lowest minimum bet for live baccarat in Las Vegas is $10. Most Las Vegas Strip casinos require at least a $25 minimum bet. Limits may go up during busier hours.
- El Cortez
- Santa Fe Station
- South Point
- Boulder Station
- Palace Station
- Planet Hollywood
- Gold Coast
- Green Valley Ranch
- M Resort
- Red Rock
- Resorts World
- Suncoast (limited availability)
- The Strat
- Caesars Palace
- Golden Nugget
- Treasure Island
- Cromwell (limited availability)
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- Mohegan Sun
- New York-New York
- Park MGM
- The D
- Westgate (limited availability)
Most Las Vegas Strip casinos deal stadium baccarat. These devices have dozens of seats with a video screen. A dealer in the center handles the cards for all players. There may be multiple baccarat hands running at the same time on stadium gaming devices.
The baccarat stadium machine computes wins and losses. The minimum bet for stadium baccarat is usually $5 or $10. Gold Coast and some Station Casinos properties also have stadium baccarat. This includes Palace Station, which offers four baccarat games at once on its Dynasty Stadium.
A video version has a $3 minimum bet on the stadium at Boulder Station and The Orleans. There is $1 baccarat on Casino Wizard machines at The Orleans and South Point. It is $5 at Golden Nugget.
Read more details about video baccarat in our Las Vegas Electronic Table Game Guide.
How to play baccarat
Players start by making a wager on the banker, player, or tie. The tie bet may be combined with either the player or banker. A player hand and banker hand receive two cards.
Aces are worth one point. Face cards are worth zero points. All number cards are worth face value. A baccarat hand cannot be higher than nine. If the count goes above nine, it resets to zero. For example, a 9 and a 9 make a total of 8 in baccarat.
If the player or banker receives an 8 or 9, it is a natural winner. The hand is over. If the player has 5 or fewer points, the player draws. It stands on a 6 or 7.
If the player has a 6 or 7, the banker hand hits, except on 7. If the player has a five or lower, the banker draws with 0, 1, or 2 and stands on 7. The banker has a set of drawing rules to follow in other situations that may depend on what was drawn:
- Draw on 3 if the player drew 8
- Draw on 4 if the player drew 2 to 7
- Draw on 5 if the player drew 4 to 7
- Draw on 6 if the player drew 6 or 7
A player bet pays even money. This bet has a 1.24% house edge. The banker bet pays even money less a 5% commission. It has a 1.06% house edge. Some baccarat games have a banker push hand that eliminates the commission. The tie usually pays 8:1. This has a house edge of 14.36%.
Las Vegas Baccarat FAQ
What is the most popular table game in Las Vegas?
After blackjack, baccarat has more tables than any other game in Las Vegas.
What is the minimum bet for Las Vegas baccarat?
It starts at $10. Most Las Vegas Strip casinos deal it for $25 to $100.
Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by John Mehaffey