Squeeze Midi-Baccarat at River Rock

The game is called Squeeze Midi-Baccarat because the Players actually get a chance to squeeze, turn and bend the cards (if they desire) before revealing the result to all the Players.  This adds to the excitement of the game.

Object of the game

To predict which hand will have a point value closest to nine (9).

Game highlights

  • High Limit games
  • Game of chance
  • Easy to learn the basics

How to play

In Squeeze Midi-Baccarat, all cards are dealt by one Dealer and up to 9 Players can be seated at one time. There are three possible outcomes to wager on: the Player hand, the Banker hand, or the Tie. Four cards are dealt face up in front of the Dealer, a Banker hand and a Player hand. Individual Players do not receive any cards. The Player hand and the Banker hand are each dealt two initial cards. Based on the individual point totals of the Player hand and Banker hand, a third card may be dealt. See details in “Third Card Rule” section. The hand with a point value closest to nine (9) wins. To determine point value, cards in the hand are added together and the last digit is used to declare the winner (e.g. 8+8=16, total of the hand = 6).

The Cards

Face cards (Kings, Queens, Jacks) and Tens count as 0, Aces count as 1, All other cards are counted at face value


Player Hand

Pays even Money (1 to 1)

Banker Hand

Pays even money less 5% commission

Tie    Pays 8 to 1

Pairs Side Bet

Optional bet that the first two cards dealt to the the Banker’s hand or the first two cards dealt to the Player’s hand will be a matching pair. Pays 11:1.

Player Hand

When the first two cards of the Player hand or Banker hand total 8 or 9 it is considered a natural and the game is over. When the first two cards of the Player hand total 6 or 7, the Player hand does not get a third card. When the first two cards of the Player hand total 0 through 5, the Player hand gets a third card.

Banker Hand

The Banker hand plays under the same rules as the Player hand except when both the Banker hand’s first two cards total 3,4,5, or 6 and when the Player hand takes a third card. In that event, the following rules apply:

Two Card Total  Action
0,1,2,3,4,5 Draws Third Card
6,7 Stands
8,9 Declares Natural
Two Card Total  Action
0,1,2 Draws Third Card
7 Stands
8,9 Declares Natural

If the Banker Hand is 3,4,5, or 6 then the decision to Draw or Stand is determined by the Player’s Third Card.

Two Card Total Players Third Card
Draw Stand
3 0 to 7 9,8
4 2 to 7 0,1,8,9
5 4 to 7 0,1,2,3,8,9
6 6,7

If the PLAYER hand does not take a third card, the BANKER will stand on 6 or more and draw on 5 or less.


RUYI-Baccarat is played the same as traditional Baccarat with four exceptions:

  1. There is no commission collected at any time during the game
  2. When the “Banker” hand wins with a three card total of seven, all wagers on the “Banker” hand are “barred”, meaning a push for all wagers on the “Banker” hand
  3. The side bet option of wagering on the “Banker” hand receiving a three card total of seven is called a “Gold 7” and is paid 40 to 1
  4. The “Jade 8” is a side bet option that is paid when the “Player” hand wins with a total of eight consisting of three cards.  The “Jade 8” pays 25 to 1.


How To Play

The Players will first place bets in their appropriate betting square on the layout, specifically Player, Banker, Tie and/or Gold 7 or Jade 8 or any combination thereof. Two cards are given to each of the Player and Banker hands, and based on the hands’ sum total; additional cards may be dealt to either hand. The requirements of this supplemental hitting are determined by a predefined set of rules. Effectively, there are no choices for either the Players or the Dealer once the game has begun.

We offer RUYI-Baccarat in both Squeeze style and Non-Squeeze style.