Baccarat: a game against the bank: history.

In the 1490s, baccarat was already popular among the French elite. For the next centuries, the high society of France loved to play the game. It wasn’t until the mid-1900s that baccarat made its way to American casinos. By placing high stakes and allocating playing places in special areas of the casino, casino owners emphasized the noble origins of the game.

The table rules for baccarat have special markings. The game has eight decks of cards, each consisting of 52 sheets, from deuce to ace, which are combined into a large deck of 416 cards. There are usually three dealers in the game: one wins and exchanges the chips, another shuffles the cards and collects the lost chips from the table, and the third uses a stick to move the dealt cards around the table. Since he is the one who announces the card combinations and determines the winner, the third dealer is called the caller.

The initial stage of the game consists of the dealer shuffling the cards and letting the player remove them using a plastic divider. The last few cards of a large deck are separated with the help of this divider after trimming. During the game, all played cards are discarded into a cylinder located in the center of the table.

Baccarat has one ace, which gives one point. Kings, queens, jacks and tens have zero points, and the other cards get points according to their level. Thus, an eight gives eight points and a deuce gives two points. The size of the cards does not matter. When counting the number of cards, only the last digit is taken into account and the tens are discarded. For example, cards nine through eight give seven points, and T-6-3 gives zero points. The maximum possible number of points is nine. There is no minimum.

There are usually up to 16 players at the table. The playing field has boxes numbered from 1 to 16. A player bets on box number seven if they sit in position seven, to make it easier for the dealer to identify the player and bet on their winnings.

It’s just a game. The player can bet on whether the Banco (bank), Punto (player) or a tie (tie). This is similar to roulette with red and black, in which case the Egalite will get the chance to back up on the zeroes. A Punto bet pays one to one, just like the odds on roulette. The Banco bet also pays one to one, but the establishment holds back 5% in its favor. An egalitarian bet has odds of 8:1. Equality of points rarely occurs.