Baccarat is a casino game that is played by some of the world’s most elite gamblers, some of whom have very large bankrolls and are willing to bet tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars on the turn of the cards.
Of course, if you’ve ever watched a James Bond movie, then you’ve probably seen the game in action. (Although, Mr. Bond actually played a slightly different version of the game, called Chemin de Fer, where it was his own bankroll going up against that of the evil spy, rather than regular baccarat where you are always playing against the casino.)
While you may not have thousands of dollars to bring with you to the casino, you may still find that baccarat is actually a very good game to play, even for gamblers with more modest bankrolls!
And why is the game so good? Well, first of all, there are no decisions to make. That’s right all you have to do is make your bet and then sit back and watch the results. This means that, unlike blackjack, there aren’t really any bad baccarat players who don’t know how to play their hands properly. You never have to make a decision as to whether or not you want a card because the rules are built into the game.
And, another great thing about baccarat is that it offers you some low casino edge bets, so low in fact, that they are some of the best bets in the entire casino!
There are only three bets you can make in baccarat: player, banker or tie, and you should really never make the tie bet because it has a casino edge of around 14%. But the other two bets: player and banker, only give the casino a slightly more than 1% casino edge. And, to quote Bill & Ted, that is “most excellent”.
So, be sure to read some of the great articles below, or watch the YouTube videos, to learn more about the game of baccarat and why you should consider playing it on your next visit to the casinos!