Online Baccarat – Best Online Casino Game

Baccarat History

Baccarat, sometimes known as Punto Banco, is one of the world’s most popular casino games and is played in almost every corner of the globe where gaming is a popular pastime. The game is thought to have originated in the 19th century and is another card game our members can thank the French for inventing and bringing to the southern states of the U.S. French gamblers are thought to have taken the game from Italy where the name baccarat can be translated to zero, reflecting the fact this is the points value of tens and the picture cards.

Competing versions would compete for domination from the 1400s through to the 20th century before “punto banco” would become the most popular casino version played. Our Online players enjoy the version played that is similar to that played in American casinos on smaller versions of baccarat tables. The game has grown in popularity across the world and owes a debt to the British spy character James Bond for adding to its popularity.

Variations of Baccarat

There are three well known versions of baccarat, which include the most popular option known as North American baccarat or punto banco. As with all the versions of this popular card comparing game loved by many of our casino visitors the object of the game is beat the dealer with a better quality hand than that held by the bank.

Playing Baccarat

The basics of the game see each player looking to bet on their hand beating their opponent with the highest total of 9 and the lowest of 0; our baccarat tables also give a tie option that sees a winning bet on a tied hand offering the highest winning odds.

Six decks of cards are used for this game that are shuffled after each hand is played. Basic rules of the game see the banker drawing cards if the hand 0 to 3 and again between scores of 3 and 6 depending on the score achieved by the player. One of the tips you should always remember is the tens value of the cards added together is always dropped and only the single total is counted, therefore a total of 12 would be counted as only 2.