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LUCKY 11| Live Baccarat's History Evolution!


Baccarat's history dates back to the dawn of time, and like most good stories, the origins of the game are shrouded in mystery. There are several versions of the story circulating on the internet.

Having read a number of these 'histories,' I suspect they are all rewritten versions of this history. All of the stories claim that the game was invented by an Italian gambler (or possibly a French croupier) named Felix Falguerein, and then they go on about Etruscan rituals and other nonsense. Most people, I'm sure, couldn't locate Etruscia on a map.

By the way, that last bit was a joke – the Etruscan culture died out a long time ago. Now, let's move on. One thing we do know about the game's name is that it is also used to refer to a hand that totals zero.

This term is said to mean zero in some European languages, but I couldn't find any evidence to back that up. It makes no difference. Nowadays, the term also refers to a hand with a value of zero, as well as any card, such as tens or face cards, with a value of zero.

Before the baccarat game as we know it today became popular, the version played was known as 'Chemin de Fer' – which translates to railroad – and was slightly different from the modern game, with more complicated rules.

Since the expansion of gambling in the United States and the introduction of internet gambling, the game has evolved yet again, and the version found in most land-based and lucky11 online casinos is now more properly known as mini baccarat.

You had to actually know how to play the game in the original version, and you could refuse to take a card, which you can't do in the modern game. In the Chemin de Fer version, the 'bank' was passed between two players, so you actually played the hand with the appropriate name; if you were 'dealing,' you won or lost based on the outcome of the banker's hand.

As you may know, in the modern game, you can bet on either the hand or the tie, and the house is always the banker.

The house has a built-in mathematical edge – the slight difference between the true odds of a hand winning and the odds that the casino pays out – which ensures that they make a profit in the long run. It doesn't matter to them which hand wins.

As a result of the transition from a game where you could be either the banker or the player to a game where it didn't matter, the term "player" has become overused. You may believe that the term "player hand" refers to your hand, but it does not.

Modern Baccarat's Popularity

It was relatively simple to introduce the game to land-based casinos once the complicated rules were removed. That appears to have occurred in the United States during the 1950s in Nevada. A gambling game introduced into a town full of gamblers was bound to be a hit, and it was. It is now a standard table game in the vast majority of the world's land-based casinos, if not all of them.

It does, however, retain an air of exclusivity, and many high rollers (gamblers who like to bet big) enjoy playing it. This could be due to the fact that high table limits are still common in major casinos around the world. Although the high limits may be due to the fact that these players prefer to play at such high stakes.

Baccarat in the 21st Century

The most popular version of this in online casinos is a stripped-down, roll-of-the-dice game in which you place your bets, and the cards are dealt in accordance with a set of strict drawing rules. The player has no control over whether or not a card is drawn. The totals of the two hands determine what happens next, and the dealer (software) acts accordingly.

Some software versions, particularly the Micro Gaming version, require you to turn over the cards dealt to you. You can also lift a corner of the card to reveal what's underneath. All of that appears to be for naught, as you will be required to reveal the cards at some point. The dealer or software is already aware of the value.

Because the action is determined by the value of the hands and no decisions must be made, I believe it lends itself well to the use of systems. While it is similar to Blackjack, the player can make decisions in that game that will affect the outcome of the hand. Because there are no decisions to be made here, all a system player has to do is calculate how much to bet on the next hand after the current one has finished.

I apologies if you came here looking for a detailed history of the game's early origins; aside from the fact that I find that pointless and uninteresting, it really cannot be known with any degree of assurance However, if you want a badly written, or re-written, version of a made-up story, there are plenty to be found on the internet.



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