Online Casino

Introduction
Online Casino Reviews
Online Casino Games
Online Casino Blacklist
Blackjack
Introduction
History
The Basic Strategies
Money Management
Blackjack Tales
Basic Rules
Roulette
Introduction
History
The Game
Systems
Real Story
Slot Machines
A Bit of History
The Present Day
Online Casino Slots
Playing Slots
Video Poker
The Game
Basic Strategy
Determine Payout
Craps
Introduction
Rules
Bank Craps
Do's and Don'ts
Baccarat
Introduction
Tables and Layouts
The Game
Strategy
Money Management
History
Free Casino
Blackjack
Slot Machines
Video Keno
Scratch Ticket
Video Poker
 
online casino tips

A brief history of baccarat

There are historical debates concerning the exact source of the game, although many feel it is Italian in origin, while others claim the French invented it. Wherever it was invented, baccara (Italian) or baccarat (French) both translate to zero in English. The importance of this name is borne out by the tens and face cards, the majority of the cards in the deck, sharing that value.

There are numerous varieties of the game played throughout the world. Chemin de fer and straight baccarat were both brought to America and introduced at the racetrack and spa at Saratoga and the ritzy Palm Beach resort in 1911. Each was met with shrugs from the nouveau riche. Both games lapsed in popularity in America due to a distinct lack of interest.The game remains most popular in Europe and Asia.

In the European versions, a player or group of players bank the game, with other players involved getting paid by or directly paying the games backers and the House taking a percentage or cut. The most common contemporary American version, in which the House provides the financial backing for the game owes its immediate lineage to George Rafts Capri Casino in Havana, Cuba dating from pre-Castro days.

There is a debate as to the exact time and place in which the American version was re-introduced. It came about in Las Vegas in either 1959 or 1960 at the Dunes or the Sands casino. Its originator Tommy Renzoni, stated in his (out-of-print) book , Renzoni on Baccarat, that Punto-Banco as it was called in Cuba, was brought to Las Vegas by him in the late 1950s, as Castro was about to take possession of the island.
Renzoni wrote that his game owed it roots to European chemin de fer via Argentina He claimed that the night of the games first modern American play, the Sands lost $250,000.

While still carrying the status of the casinos most exclusive game, baccarat is offered in at least two or more different varieties, making it accessible to almost anyone who wants to play.


A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned. - Paul Newman, The Color of Money

"You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it."- Albert Einstein

It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck. - Joseph Conrad


Visit our Partner Sites:

Best Internet Casino Gambling Sites Best On Line Casino Gambling Sites
Online Slots Casino Gambling Reviews Online Video Poker Casino Reviews
On Line Casino Gambling Portal Best Internet Casino Gambling Reviews
Best Online Casino Site Reviews On Line Casino Gambling Games Guide
Progressive Online Casino Jackpots Online Casino Gaming Directory
Online Casinos Reviewed and Ranked Online Flash Casino Guide
Virtual Casino Review On Line Casino Gambling Spy
Top Rated Online Casinos Best Online Casino Guide
Buy Online Prescription Drugs Honest Casinos Online

Disclaimer: Although every attempt has been made to ensure fairness and security toward the player at each of the links that can be found in the Online Casino Tips directories, Online Casino Tips cannot be held responsible if discrepancies occur between an online casino operation and you, the player, after following a link from this WWW site.

© 2001 Online Casino Tips - Gambling Links