As far as it is known, Baccarat originates from Italy, where it was played from as long ago as the late 15th century. Since then, it has steadily made its way across the world, making, and losing, fortunes for the people who play it. It was a game played mainly by the “upper classes” and because of that, it attracts to itself a certain “mystique”. The Game as we know it today originates from the UK from where it travelled west, to north and South America, eventually reaching the notorious Dunes Casino in the sate of Nevada 1950’s. Here they attempted to maintain the upper class aura of the game and only the favored few, (mainly, celebrities, politicians, and gangsters) could be seen playing baccarat, in a heavily guarded roped off area in a discreet corner of the casino.
Since the introduction of the high tech communication systems provided by the internet, online casinos have sprung up from all over the world. It is now possible to play all your gaming favourites, online 24/7, just by clicking a few buttons on your computer, and signing up to the casinos of your choice. Baccarat remains arguably the most popular game in town. The two main reasons for this are, firstly dedicated baccarat players insist that it is the fairest game in the casino, because the odds are split 50/50 between the player and the bank, so if you have the skills, you have an even chance to be a winner. The other reason why it is so popular stems from the impact of the James Bond blockbuster movies. We have all seen James (immaculate in white tuxedo) throw a huge bundle of cash onto a baccarat table (usually) to the consternation of his equally sartorially elegant adversaries, and of course, he always wins. The impact of the Bond movies adds glamour to the mystique, and attracts players to the online table.
Through the benefits of internet online gambling however, the player can create his/her own ambience. You can dress up or down according to your mood, you can play from you own backyard, bed room, den, or wherever you can access a computer. If you don’t have access to a martini sipping Bond girl, you can always invite Charlie from next door and open up a six pack. (Not recommended) If you are a beginner, or relatively new to the game, you will find some useful information, in the following paragraph.
Rules tips and Strategies.
The rules of the game are fairly simple and straight forward, however as there may be a slight variation from one casino to another, it is better to check with the casino you are playing online with, to be certain. They will be available on their website.
Ready to play? OK. First establish the amount of money you are prepared to lose. (your bankroll) The amount you decide upon will vary according to your means. Remember: you are doing this for your own pleasure and enjoyment; there is no fun or enjoyment in running up large debts. Play only from your affordable income.
Remember: chance dictates that over the long term you will lose, but over the short term you can win large amounts. Quit when you are ahead. Before you start your game, make a decision on how much you want to win, and how much you can afford to lose. If you are going on a night out, theatre, ball game, restaurant, you have a good idea of how much the event is going to cost you. Adopt the same principle to your gambling.
One more thing: keep a check on your transactions as you play, and GOOD LUCK