Glossary of Terms

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Baccarat: A hand with zero value, the worst hand possible in baccarat. Baccarat en Banque: An European variation of baccarat in which the casino acts as the bank Banco: A term used by a bettor when he wants to match the bank Bankroll: The amount a bettor brings to the gambling table. Croupier: The dealer. […]


Baccarat Tournaments

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Baccarat tournaments are usually of the buy-in type, in which players pay an entry fee and compete for the pooled or pre-designated prize money. The entry fee for baccarat tournaments is generally higher than that for other card game tournaments. There are a number of rounds in the tournament depending on the number of entries, […]


Baccarat History

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Evolution of Baccarat Baccarat is believed to be invented by Felix Falguierein in the Middle Ages in Italy. In fact, baccarat means zero in Italian. The game was originally played with Tarot cards and connected to an Etruscan ritual. In the reign of Charles VIII, around 1490 A.D. baccarat was introduced in France and was […]


Tips and Strategy

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Baccarat strategy can be viewed from three angles. One from the player’s point of view, the second from the dealer’s point of view and the third from the bettors’ point of view. Player Strategy The player has only one decision to make. If his hand value is five, should he take the third card or […]


Baccarat Rules

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There are three important aspects to the rules of baccarat that need to be understood by potential players. These concern the valuation of hands, the placing of wagers and the process of deciding who the winner is. Valuation of Hands In baccarat, each card is assigned a value. The cards from twos to nines are […]