Baccarat is one of the most interesting casino games, not only for the style of play but because of its mystical origins. When a gambler is playing Baccarat, the objective is to roll the dice and get the hand with the highest value possible between 0 and 9, a low hand value declares any player a loser. This resembles the story of the Roman ‘Etruscan Virgin’ who had to roll a nine sided dice. For Etruscan, if the value was 5 or less, she would be thrown to drown in the ocean, but if she rolled and 8 or a 9 she would become a high priestess.
It is rumoured that an Italian player created a game from this story using Tarot Cards, which is the most ancient form of Baccarat. However, Baccarat is no exception to the French’s eagerness to create gambling games. Back in the day, the French played a game called ‘Chemin de Fer’ which is the Baccarat variant still played in most casinos across Europe.
In Europe, Baccarat regaiend popularity during early 20th century and later on would come to America by the mid-20th century, more exactly during the Cuban revolution when Castro shut down all casinos in Cuba. The game entered a new light in Las Vegas and New Orleans and it came with its usual elitist scent.
In the United States, Baccarat is also commonly known as Punto Blanco and it is a much simpler game than the European ‘Chemin de Fer’. And finally, Baccarat became THE game when the James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’ hit the screens in 1967 and featured one of the most comprehensive games of Baccarat.
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