Baccarat

Although Baccarat is largely believed to have eminated in France, it is believed to be an Italian game in origin. Many online casinos offer the game of Baccarat, named after the worst hand (“0″) incidentally, and it takes a little getting to know ut is an entertaining game that requires some thought. While the cards 2 thru 9 are taken at face value, the 10s, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 0 points while an Ace is worth 1 point. When the total of the cards held is more than 10, the first digit is dropped: for example if you are dealt a 4 and an 8, which totals 12, the “1” is dropped, so you have “2”. The highest Baccarat hand that can be held is “9”, the worst is “0” (ie: when you hold a 6 and a 4, or 2 5’s for example). A baccarat player bets on either the player or the banker and the most cards that either can hold is 3. Watch out for live dealer Baccarat games which are on their way through as I write.

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