The word “baccarat” means in English “zero”. Since in France “baccarat” means the same thing, even today there are many debates about the origin of the game, and every country. want to claim it as their own. According to history, baccarat was invented by an Italian player, Felix Falguierein, which in the Middle Ages or even earlier, often played with a deck of Tarot cards made up.
It is said that the game “is based on the old Etruscan ritual of the nine gods, where a blonde virgin on tiptoe and then launches please, on behalf of the gods, a die with nine sides. The result of the dice would have decided the his fate. If the launch had given a result of eight or nine, he would become a priestess, if the shot had hit a six or seven, would have been denied any further religious activities; if the launch had given a number less than six, she would wander the seas forever”.
Later, baccarat was introduced in France around 1490 AD and remained an exclusive game for the French nobility for some time before becoming a casino game.
The evolution of the rules
Although we do not care if it was invented in Italy or France, Baccarat is a very old game. Travelling through countries and continents for centuries, baccarat has had several changes in the rules. Nowadays we can find this game anywhere on the globe, but in principle, the French variant of baccarat “Chemin de fer” become very popular in England, where some rules and changed its name to “European baccarat”. Subsequently, it spread to South America. Finally, Tommy Renzoni brought this great game in the U.S. in late 1950 as a combination of European baccarat and “Chemin de fer”. It was introduced in Las Vegas Dunes casino at the end of 1950, after the Cuban government closed the Havana casinos. Although some rules have been changed in each country, the style has remained the same. Has maintained its elegance and is still today one of the games more attractive to high rollers and high social class individuals around the world.
New types of baccarat
In order to popularize the game, Mini Baccarat was invented. This game has the same basic rules as American baccarat, but the lower table limits and a simplified procedure that attracts players with average bankrolls. And today, even if you are not a “high roller” intoxication can enjoy the classic baccarat. The same happens for the Online Game. Most online casinos offer both the online version of the classic play by the rules. which according to the rules Mini baccarat.
The goal of the game is to bet for the dealer’s hand whose cards reach a point total closest to 9. Aces are worth 1, 2 to 9 cards retain their value, while the 10 cards and face cards count as zero. However, it is important to note that if you have two cards with 9 and 7, the total is not 16, but 6. If you have a 3 and 8, the total is not 11 but 1. In other words, it is impossible to have a combination of cards whose total value exceeds 9.
In Baccarat, the dealer distributes 4 cards, 2 for 2 for the dealer and the player. If the total of both is 8 or 9, it has a “natural” and no more cards are dealt. If the total of both sides is equal, of course you will have a “balance”. The only complication in Baccarat is when neither the dealer nor the player reaches the “natural” or “balance” with the first two cards. In this case, is distributed in more than one card according to the rules described below.
If the first player’s hand has a value equal to or greater than 6, the player must keep their cards and do not require an additional. If this value is less than or equal to 5, the player requires an additional card. If the dealer has meanwhile reached a total of 7 or more, will keep their cards. However, if the reached value is 0, 1 or 2, the dealer will receive one additional card.
If the counter reaches a total of 3, and the player’s third card has a value other than 8 (in Baccarat, the player receives his cards before the house), the bank said. If the dealer has a value of 4, and the player’s third card has a value other than 1, 8, 9 or 0, the bank said. If the dealer has a value of 5, and the player has received a third card of 4, 5, 6, or 7, the bank said. And if the dealer has a total of 6 and the player’s third card is 6 or 7, the bank said.