4.1 Immediately –
4.1.1 before the start of play; and
4.1.2 at the completion of the last coup as determined in accordance with rules 4.9 and 4.10, the dealer shall, unless pre-shuffled cards are introduced, shuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed.
4.2 Where pre-shuffled cards are to be introduced the dealer shall, upon the request of a supervisor or a player, riffle shuffle the cards immediately prior to the cut.
4.3 After the cards have been shuffled, or when pre-shuffled cards have been introduced, the dealer shall offer the stack of cards, with backs facing away from him/her, to the players to be cut. The player to cut the cards shall be:
4.3.1 the first player to the table if the game is just commencing;
4.3.2 the player seated to the immediate left of the dealer.
4.4 If the player designated in rule 4.3 refuses the cut, the cards shall be offered to each player moving clockwise around the table until a player accepts the cut. If no player accepts the cut, a game supervisor shall cut the cards.
4.5 A person designated in rule 4.3 or 4.4 shall cut the Bolagacor88 cards by placing the cutting card in the stack at least one deck in from either end of the stack.
4.6 Once the cutting card has been inserted by the person designated in these rules the dealer shall take all cards in front of the cutting card and place them to the back of the stack, after which the dealer shall insert the cutting card at least twenty cards in from the back of the stack. The stack of cards shall then be inserted in the card shoe for commencement of play.
4.7 Before the start of play following each shuffle and cut of cards, the dealer shall:
4.7.1 remove the first card from the shoe, face up;
4.7.2 draw, face down, additional cards equal in number to the face value of the first card drawn; and
4.7.3 burn the first and additional cards drawn.
4.8 For the purposes of rule 4.7 a ten, jack, queen and king shall have a face value of ten and an ace a face value of one.
4.9 Subject to rule 4.10, whenever the cutting card appears during play, it shall be removed and placed to the side and the coup shall be completed. Upon completion of that coup, the dealer calling the game shall announce “last coup”. Upon completion of one more coup, the cards shall be replaced or reshuffled.
4.10 Where the cutting card appears as the first card of a coup, it shall be removed and placed to the side and the dealer calling the game shall announce “last coup”. Upon completion of the coup, the cards shall be replaced or reshuffled.
5.1 The wagers defined in this rule shall be the permissible wagers at the game of Baccarat:
5.1.1 a wager on the “Player’s Hand” which shall –
22.214.171.124 win if the Player’s Hand has a point count higher than that of the Banker’s Hand;
126.96.36.199 lose if the Player’s Hand has a point count lower than that of the Banker’s Hand;
188.8.131.52 be void if the point counts of the Player’s Hand and the Banker’s Hand are equal;
5.1.2 a wager on the “Banker’s Hand” which shall –
184.108.40.206 win if the Banker’s Hand has a point count higher than that of the Player’s Hand;
220.127.116.11 lose if the Banker’s Hand has a point count lower than that of the Player’s Hand;
18.104.22.168 be void if the point counts of the Banker’s Hand and the Player’s Hand are equal;
5.1.3 a “Tie” bet which shall win if the point counts of the Player’s Hand and the Banker’s Hand are equal and shall lose if such point counts are not equal.
5.2 All wagers shall be placed by means of chips and/or casino promotional tokens or vouchers.
5.3 A wager by a player shall be placed on the appropriate wagering areas of the Baccarat layout prior to the first card being dealt for each coup.
5.4 Until a decision and settlement has been made in respect of any wager, no wager may be handled, placed, increased or withdrawn after the first card of the coup has been dealt.
5.5 Wagers may be placed by standing players in the designated areas at the discretion of the game supervisor. Standing players shall not participate in the cut of the cards or touch or handle the cards used in the game in any manner.
5.6 For any coup a player may wager on:
5.6.1 the Player’s Hand; or
5.6.2 the Player’s Hand and a Tie; or
5.6.3 the Banker’s Hand; or
5.6.4 the Banker’s Hand and a Tie; or
5.6.5 a Tie; or
5.6.6 with the approval of a Casino Duty Manager, the Banker’s Hand and the Player’s Hand; or
5.6.7 with the approval of a Casino Duty Manager, the Banker’s Hand and the Player’s Hand and a Tie.
5.7 Where it is not possible to pay a wager exactly in chips it shall be paid to the next highest amount to which payment can be made in chips.