Who invented baccarat

History and rules of the classic card game Baccarat

History of Baccarat It has not yet been established exactly from which country Baccarat descended. Many European countries argue about it. Most often, France or Italy are mentioned as baccarat homeland ...
History of Baccarat

It has not yet been established exactly from which country baccarat was descended. Many European countries argue about it. France or Italy are most often mentioned as baccarat homeland. It is really difficult to determine where this ancient game of baccarat appeared because there are types in many countries: in Spain the similar game is called punto banko (the same name can be found in casinos nowadays instead of baccarat), in France - “chemin de fer ”(the railroad), in other countries - Neuner or Macao.

According to the most famous version of the baccarat origin, it was invented by the Italian Фальгуере. In Italian, baccarat means zero, which is related to the fact that the value of cards from tens to pictures is equal to zero. Baccarat was originally played with a tarot card game in the Middle Ages. In 1940, the game of baccarat appeared in France and for a long time served to entertain people from the upper classes of society.

According to legend, the game of baccarat is based on an Etruscan ritual. It was about the worship of 9 gods. The ritual consisted of throwing a nine-edged die to determine the fate of virgins. If a virgin got 8 or 9, she became a priestess, if 6 or 7 were canceled, she was forbidden to participate in any religious customs and if any number was less than 6, the virgin would drown in the sea.

Baccarat rules

Baccarat is an exciting card game that can be found in almost every casino. In Baccarat, the goal is to get as close to nine as possible. Players place their bets in the area on the table that represents the bank, the player, or the tie. Both the banker and the player are dealt two cards. When either the player or the dealer has received 8 or 9 points in casino action, the game is over. If neither the player nor the dealer have 8 or 9 points, there is still a card to be drawn.

Almost all playing cards, with the exception of aces and pictures, have their numerical value. Aces count 1, pictures and a nine - 0. If you get more than 10 points, subtract the tens. Then you have your score. For example, 5 + 9 = 14 is held for 4, 4 + 6 = 10 is held for 0. It sometimes happens that the player receives an 8 or 9 immediately. Such a hand is called a "natural" and the player wins immediately in this case. Except in those cases when the dealer also got a natural one. If this is the case, you draw another card to determine who is the winner.

The bet on the player pays 1 to 1. A bettor who bets on the banker has to pay a commission of five percent. If you bet on a tie you get 8 to 1 if you win.