Baccarat is one of the most popular-if not the most popular-casino games there is. There are three variations of the game, namely; punto banco, baccarat banque and baccarat chemmy. Punto banco is the most played game of the three. In the game, players’ moves are determined by the cards dealt to them.
The game is played between the banker and player such that their cards are compared. Each round of play can result in one of three outcomes; player, banker or tie and when played in casinos the banker has a slight advantage (as is the case with all casino games). The game has a long history spanning from the 15th century when it was famous in France after being imported from Italy.
Cards in baccarat are valued using a point system which drops the ten in a total card value that exceeds nine. For instance, a card value of 14 would be 4. The high cards stating from the jack have a value of zero. The game is the most played in Macau casinos and accounted for almost 90% of their $33 billion income in 2017.