Baccarat – A Skillful and Intriguing Casino Game
There has been a steady increase in the popularity of Baccarat since its conception in the 15th Century. The main reason that this card game has survived the tide of time is that, it is very easy to learn, needs minimum requirement, provides a exhilarating time and has very good returns.
Baccarat can be considered as the real game of chance as experience and strategies do not play any role in the outcome. Over the course of time different variants of Baccarat have come into light but only three are still into existence. The baccarat chemin de fer, punto banco (or North American baccarat) and baccarat banque (or a deux tableaux).
A customary game of Baccarat is played as follows:
Here the numbered cards (1-9) have the points as their face value while the face cards (10, K, J, and Q) have zero points. The objective of the game is to obtain a value closer to 9 after adding all the cards in two or more pre decided hands. If the value after addition reaches the tenth place then the answer is reduced by ten and then considered.
At most there can be twelve players playing the game. The casino can be considered as the banker while the highest better is given the designation Player. People can bet on three outcomes, first that the player wins second the Banker wins and the third that there can be a tie. After the bets are completed, two dealt of hands each of two cards are distributed between the Banker and the Player with their face down. The cards are then shown to the croupier (the casino employee overseeing the game); he calls the total and determines the winner.
Baccarat has often been considered as one of the most unpredictable card game yet we can safely say that its popularity can never be dwindled.