The Mystery that is Baccarat

The Mystery that is Baccarat


This is not a group game, but a game one-on-one played between the player and the dealer, when each player gets two cards. The goal of the game is to have a card value of nine, but not over it.

Two cards with the value of nine is a “natural hand” and it is a winning hand. The second best hand is when the first two cards have the value of eight. The gamblers have three betting options: the dealer’s hand, the player’s hand and a tie.

A Bit About The Game

Baccarat is a very popular casino game, but it is not meant for just anyone who enters the casino (unless he is carrying a suitcase of money and then it’s all right). Baccarat is a casino game for the casino’s VIP.
Is it a wanted game due to its complexity? No, it is one of the easiest card games there is.
Maybe it is because it is a game which odds are in favor of the player? Maybe, but this has not been established yet and I personally do not think it can be true.
So why is it such a mysteries and luxuries game? I truly can’t say.

The Baccarat Room

The room of baccarat is for high rollers who can afford the unreasonably high minimum bets. There is a mysteries vibe around the room that is always closed or covered with velvet curtains. The baccarat players receive special treatment by the casino (you would too if your minimum bet was a pail of 500) and there are always at least a couple of casino girls hanging around for decoration.

The Odds

As for the odds (as I said earlier), it hasn’t been established yet, and I don’t think it can be. Maybe that is the whole beauty of the game, not being able to establish anything about it.