What is Baccarat

Baccarat is an immensely popular casino card game and one of the oldest card games still played today. It is also one of the most popular card games for online casino play. One of the great things about baccarat is that the rules are very simple so the game is quite easy to play. Baccarat is also considered a very high class gambling game with it representing some of the biggest high rollers in the world. In fact, it is so popular among the elite that the results of baccarat games can have a noticeable impact on how much a casino makes on any given day and a bad day for the casino in baccarat can mean steep losses for the entire casino as a whole.

There are three different versions of baccarat. There is Punto Banco, which is the North American version of baccarat played in most American casinos. There is Chemin de Fer which is the original version of the game from France dating back to the 1400's. There is also an additional version called Baccarat Banque which is very similar to Chemin de Fer except that the role of the banker is less variable in the sense that players can hold the bank for a longer period of time. In Baccarat Banque, the bank is put up for auction at the beginning of the game which means the player who is willing to risk the most money is the player who gets to be the bank. Whatever version of the game you play, baccarat is an excellent and classy card game.