BaccaratIn the movies Baccarat is played by smoothies like Sean Connery or Robert Redford. Baccarat has the reputation as the most elegant of casino games, which makes most casino visitors initially shy about participating. But the game is actually quite approachable, and can be played by anyone.

Two hands are dealt in Baccarat - The Banker's hand and the Player's hand. Prior to each deal, the player wagers on whether the Player's hand or the Banker's hand is closest to a total of 9. The player also has the option to wager on a tie (i.e. both the banker's and player's hands total the same). 6 decks of 52 cards are used.

Baccarat Links

  • Baccarat - Basics of Gambling
    An article from the American Casino Guide, describing how to play the game of Baccarat.
  • Basics of Baccarat
    A description of the game, and detailed rules of play for both regular baccarat and "mini" baccarat.
  • How To Win At Baccarat
    "As much as you would love to beat the odds at baccarat, the cold, hard truth is that baccarat is a game of luck and not much can be done to find that optimal strategy. However, not all is lost. It is quite possible to take certain steps to ensure that you do as well as possible in baccarat."
  • Wikipedia Baccarat
    An article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describing the game of Baccarat, including variations Punto Banco (North American Baccarat), Baccarat Chemin de Fer, and Baccarat Banque.

Baccarat Books

  • Secrets of Winning BaccaratSecrets of Winning Baccarat
    For the average player, baccarat offers the best odds in the house, giving the house barely a 1% edge. With the winning strategies presented in this book, you can take advantage of this by using Kayser's remarkably clever betting systems to walk away with the casino's money. Seventeen informative and power-packed chapters show beginning and experienced players everything they need to know about the game of baccarat, from the rules of the games, casino etiquette, and the history of baccarat, to basic plays, winning strategies, and advanced techniques.
  • The Basics Of Winning BaccaratThe Basics Of Winning Baccarat
    A great quick read for players who want to learn and play baccarat almost immediately. Ten chapters explain the rules and variations, the terminology, the bank and player positions, the odds and bets allowed, and betting and card counting strategies. Cardoza also explains the different versions of play: American style, mini-baccarat, Chemin de Fer and baccarat banque, as well as the rules for drawing additional cards in each of the variations and the odds involved. By Avery Cardoza.
  • Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game : A Strategic Approach to Winning at Blackjack, Baccarat, & Other Casino GamesBeating the Casinos at Their Own Game : A Strategic Approach to Winning at Blackjack, Baccarat, & Other Casino Games
    Whether you're a novice gambler or a seasoned veteran, this easy-to-follow, fullcolor guide will enable you to walk into any casino and approach the gaming tables and slot machines with confidence. After clearly explaining the rules of each game, gambling expert Peter Svoboda details the "smart" way to play, offering unique tips and strategies that will increase your chances of winning. You'll learn which games offer the best odds, how to make calculated wagers, and how to avoid "sucker bets." You'll even discover how to manage your gambling allowance.//John Patrick's Baccarat: How to Play and Win at the Table With the Fastest Action and the Highest Stakes

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Note: While Baccarat is often played in casinos, and is considered by some to be a "gambling game", it can be played for other reasons, such as relaxation, or for the intellectual challenge of pitting your strategies against the random nature of lady luck. Read more: Responsible Gaming

Last Update: May 1st, 2012