Baccarat – Gambling Card Game

Casinos and gambling have emerged as common source of entertainment in recent times. Baccarat is a very popular gambling card game and the traces of its origin can be seen in the 15 th century in Italy and from there it traveled to France where it became extremely popular during the reign of Charles the Eighth. It is a game of cards and there are several variants of the game. These include the baccarat banque, punto baccarat and baccarat chemin de fer. In case of the games like baccarat chemin de fer and the baccarat banque, there is enough opportunity for the players to make choices and therefore display and employ their gaming tricks and skills to ensure winning. However, much to the contrary the punto baccarat is based on chance as the cards determine the performance of the player and no exercising of skill is necessary. The game offers three different betting options to the player. These are known as the ‘banker’, ‘player’ and ‘tie’.

It is interesting to note that in the casino gambling game baccarat, each card has a separate set of values attached to it. For example, the face cards like Joker, Queen and King are valued at zero points as are 10s. The cards from 2 to 9 have the same values as denoted by their figures. The sum of the cards of a player are added up together and in case the added value exceeds 10, the tens digit is abandoned. The maximum points a player can obtain in this game is 9. An added value of 10 is equivalent to 0.

In the baccarat chemin de fer, the game begins with the croupier’s shuffling of the cards which then pass hands of each player. At the conclusion of shuffling, the player to the left of the croupier is offered a set of cards. The one to the right of the croupier is also given a set of cards and this individual is the ‘banker’ while the rest of the players are punters. The stakes are declared by the ‘banker’ followed by those of the punters. In the banque, the banker is in a more consolidated position and contrary to the baccarat chemin de fer, the loss of the banker means that it passes on to another player instead of concluding the game. Here three packs of cards are used while six packs of cards are used in baccarat chemin de fer. In punto baccarat, the hand with maximum points between the player and banker emerges winner.

Types of Card Games

The various types of card games include trick taking games, card exchange games, patience games, shedding or accumulating games, casino games and collectible card games. The type of card game depends upon the number of players and their interest. It is also based on the rules of game, the skill of the players and the time needed for a game.

Trick taking games are card games with differing play structure. This includes bridge, euchre, hearts, pinochle, whist and piquet. These games use the concept of trick. Each player puts one card during each trick. The different types of trick taking games are positive trick taking games, exact prediction trick taking games and final trick games. The players can take many tricks in positive trick taking games. In other trick taking games, players can take tricks on some sort of contract. Card exchange games include rummy games and card passing games. The objective is to collect a combination of cards.

Patience games consist of a single player and competitive patience game. In patience games, the player moves the cards according to specific rules. Solitaire games are single player games. The different type of solitaire games are ace of pile, freecell and concentration. Competitive games include spite and double solitaire. Gambling card games are also known as casino games. There are beatable and unbeatable types of casino games. Beatable casino games include Blackjack, poker games and video poker games. Baccarat, Roulette, 3 card poker and keno are unbeatable casino games.

The objective of a shedding game is to dispose of all cards as soon as possible. Shedding card games include crazy eights, speed and uno. The objective of an accumulation card game is to accumulate all cards as possible. This game includes seven spades, war and snap. Collectible card games are also known as customizable card games. They are played using a specially designed pack of cards. These cards follow a set of rules. The subset of these cards is available. The subset comprises starter set, theme pack and starter deck. Modern collectible card games are online games. Miscellaneous games, multi genre and fictional card games are other types of card games.