The Origin Of Baccarat: The History Of This Fun Card

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The Origin Of Baccarat: The History Of This Fun Card Game

The word Baccarat is derived from the Italian word baccara”, meaning zero, and refers to the zero value given to all of the face cards and tens. In Europe, the game of Baccarat remains one of the most popular casino games. The game of Baccarat is enjoyed by all social levels and can be found played in locals cafes as well as the most prestigious of royalty events.

An early version of the game was played with a deck of Tarot cards dating back to the middle ages. While Baccarat originated in Italy around 1490 it became the game of choice for the French nobility by the early 1950s. Baccarat evolved into the French game Chemin De Fer, which translates as Street of Fire. The French game introduced the words Banco which means they are betting the total value of the bank’s funds and all other bets are withdrawn, Cheval which means other players at the table may bet on either hand, as well as Non for standing and Carte which means the player would like one more card. Many American casinos have adopted the French terms used in the game to further the image of Baccarat as a glamorous game. European...

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