Mini Baccarat/Midi Baccarat

Baccarat is a game dating back to ancient times. It is played with 8 decks of cards and the object is to get a point count closest to 9. Picture cards, 10s and any combination of cards totaling 10 have no value. All other cards are counted at face value. An ace is valued at 1. The ”modern” innovations of mini Baccarat have recently been developed and are played basically the same as regular Baccarat, however, the table sizes vary. Midi Baccarat is another exciting version of Baccarat. It is the only version where players can handle the cards that are dealt to them.


Two cards are dealt to the player’s hand and two are dealt to the banker’s hand. The dealer will call out the point totals of each hand. If the point value of the first two (2) cards drawn for either hand is an 8 or 9, it is called a ‘natural’ and no additional cards will be drawn. A guest has the choice of three bets on any mini Baccarat game; the banker, the player and the tie. Guests choose sides and place their bets. When all are placed, the dealer will announce, ”no more bets” and then deal the cards. Whichever side has a point total closer to 9 wins. If both the player’s and the banker’s hand have the same total, it is declared a tie.


Winning player and/or banker bets are paid 1 to 1 and ties are paid 8 to 1. A winning banker’s hand is charged a 5% commission. The commission will be accounted for by the dealer and must be paid at the end of the shoe. Unless the banker’s hand is a ”natural” (8 or 9), the player’s hand shall draw a third card if the point count of the player’s hand is 5 or less and will not draw a card if the point count is 6 or more. When wagering only the Tie, the wager must meet the table minimum.



When first two cards total:

0-1-2-3-4-5: Player draws a card

6-7: Player stands

8-9 Natural: Player stands


When a Player stands on 6 or 7 the Banker will always draw on totals of 0-1-2-3-4 and 5, and stand on 6-7-8-9.

When the Player does not have a natural, the Banker will always draw on totals of 0-1 or 2, and then observe the following rules:


Dragon Bonus

How to Play:

If offered on the table, the Dragon Bonus is a mini/midi Baccarat side bet that pays when your hand is a natural winner, or when it wins by a large margin. The highest payout, 30 to 1, is for a non-natural that wins by 9 points.

Getting Started:

Make the dragon Bonus wager by betting in the marked betting area. You may bet for either the Banker or Player hand. Valley Forge Casino Resort requires you to place a standard mini/midi Baccarat wager when placing a wager on the dragon Bonus.

Winning and Losing:

You have two ways to win:

  1. When your hand is a natural winner (the Dragon Bonus wager wins if the hand results in a Natural 9 over a Natural 8).
  2. When your non-natural hand wind by at least 4 points. All non-natural ties result in a loss of the dragon Bonus wager.



All other outcomes result in a loss of the Dragon Bonus bet.