Like classic Baccarat, the version known as 'Mini Baccarat' is very easy to learn and play. In fact, it is one of the easiest games in the casino. No special skills or knowledge required. Mini-Baccarat plays by the same rules as classic Baccarat, with only minor procedural differences. The same fixed game rules apply in all casinos. Rigid conventions dictate whether to hit or stand, and they all follow the same formula.

And what's more, baccarat has the best overall odds of any casino game, with the lowest house edge. As with poker, casinos make money not by winning against the player, but by charging the winners a commission.

So what's different about Mini Baccarat? Well, there are a number of factors:

In terms of how the game itself is played, the main difference is in the role of the banker. In the classic game, players take turns being bankers and the shoe is passed between them. But in Mini-Baccarat the dealer is always the banker and the players never touch the cards.
Mini baccarat is generally dealt with a six-deck shoe, while classic baccarat plays 8 decks.
Having fewer decks changes the odds slightly in favor of the house in tie bets. For a 6-deck game, the house edge is 1.06% on the banker's bet, 1.24% on the player's bet, and 14.44% on the tie. While in the eight-deck version, the house edge is 1.06% in the banker's bet, 1.24% in the player's bet, and 14.36% in the tie.
The actual trading process is faster. In mini-baccarat, the dealers handle all the cards and place them face up on the table. In standard baccarat, punters draw cards from the shoe and then place them face down on the table before performing a ritual by turning them over.
In mini baccarat, a single dealer handles the entire game, including dealing the cards, while the large table version will have multiple dealers.
While regular baccarat is known for its huge bets, the minimum and maximum bets are generally lower in the Mini game. The minimum can be as low as $ 2 - $ 5, and the maximum can be around $ 500.
There are fewer players and a smaller table. Instead of the big table and the large number of classic baccarat players, the Mini Baccarat table is similar to a blackjack table, with only seven or sometimes nine places for players.

The Mini version is played in a less formal and more relaxed environment. The classic game can have a rather intimidating atmosphere, with high stakes, well-dressed high-rollers, multiple dealers in tuxedos, and the plush baccarat area that's separate from the other games. Mini baccarat is part of the normal casino floor, it doesn't have the atmosphere of high rollers and dress codes, and its lower betting limits make it accessible to everyone.
Overall, its speed, its more relaxed atmosphere, and its lower bets make Mini Baccarat a good way to learn the game, and many players will never move on to the big table version.

Author's Bio: 

If you are looking for a game with a low house edge and easy to play then baccarat is a great game and playing is almost as easy as betting a coin toss making it a great game for novice players.