Baccarat: An Old Card Game for the Rich Players
Baccarat is also considered as "the cousin of blackjack. The reason is that both baccarat and blackjack has the same goals. In blackjack, players need to get a hand that is closer to 21 compared to the dealer's. In baccarat, the hand with the value of nine or closer wins.
Baccarat is also called as the "King of all casino games". The game has been present in the gambling world for many centuries already and is considered as one of the oldest card games that is still played in any casinos up to the present.
Since baccarat and blackjack have similar goals, do they have any differences at all? Of course, there are differences between the two card games. Players in baccarat have three types of betting options - banker, player, or tie.
The most common bet in baccarat is the banker in spite of the 5% commission that the casino withheld from the players' winnings on the banker bets. But don't let this commission discourage you at all. The reason that the casino exact this fee is that the banker will win more often than the player, statistically speaking.
The tie bet is the not so common bet in baccarat even if the pay is eight to one for the reason that the occurrence of tie in the game seldom happens.
The card values in baccarat is easy to memorize - the ace cards are equal to one, the ten and face cards are equal to zero, and the number cards are equal to their face value.
At the start of the game, after the betting has been done, both player and banker are given two cards each with a chance to draw only one additional card during the game. Baccarat belongs to the casino games the depended on luck. No necessary strategy is needed to win, unlike blackjack where strategies are very helpful in winning.
With regards to the attitude of the people to the game, all gamblers considered baccarat as a glamorous casino game for many reasons.
Firstly, baccarat was known to be a game of the French royalty for many centuries already.
Secondly, baccarat is often associated with the handsome English secret agent, James Bond 007.
And thirdly, baccarat is a casino game reserved only for the rich and VIP players even if the game is a very simple one. Land-based casinos offer baccarat with high-minimum limits and the playing table is always separated from the rest of the casino games. This is to ensure the privacy of the VIP players of baccarat.
If you are interested in playing baccarat, a helpful resource material for you is the Internet where you can search the web and find helpful information to learn the game at your own pace in the comfort of your home.
Enjoy playing the game and feel its glamour and superiority.