Baccarat has fairly become one of the most beloved casino card games. It originates from Italy and is believed to be created during the reign of King Charles VIII more than 700 years ago! Soon it became popular in France and England. Modern Baccarat is similar to the favorite card games of Basset and Faro.
Today Baccarat has three variations: the so-called railway Baccarat or "baccarat chemin de fer", the bank Baccarat or "baccarat banque" and the punto banco. In the 1st and 2nd variants the gambler is supposed to have definite skills and apply definite strategies to win while the 3rd variant of Baccarat is a card game of sheer luck.
New players should start from learning the values of each card in the set. It is easy to remember that the cards 2 to 9 are worth their face value. As for the Kings, Queens, Jacks and 10s, they are valued as zeros. The Aces equal to 1. You should calculate the score. If your hand is 4 or 6, it is called "baccarat", which is rather bitter because the direct meaning of the word is “the loser”. The score bringing you luck is 9 – it is the highest possible score and the winning hand of this card game.
To become an advanced Baccarat player, always choose the winning hand! At the very beginning of the game only two cards are dealt – one is meant for the player and another for the dealer. It is up to the dealer to continue dealing the cards. Place your bet and look for the hand closest to 9 calculating the values of the cards you have!
As any other card game Baccarat is a game of chance but with experience you get you can start developing your own winning strategies! Some ardent Baccarat players state that they study the general pattern of the game and win. To tell you the truth, this is the less productive strategy possible which can result in loosing all your money.
Still, there are some tips and strategies raising your winning chances. Never forget about the fact that in Baccarat the dealer is the person who makes decisions that is why try to place your bet on the dealer instead of placing it on your opponents. Never try to retrieve your losses even if your game turns out to be frustrating. Playing Baccarat enjoy the process of the game itself!