How Baccarat Started

Baccarat is a one of the most popular card games of all time, and it is played in practically every casino all over the world, whether online casinos or offline. Like many other card games, how Baccarat started is a bit uncertain.

It is commonly thought that the card games was introduced into France from Italy during the reign of Charles VIII. This means that it was probably first played in France sometime between 1483 and 1498.

Baccarat actually shares a lot of similarities with two other card games called Faro and Basset. There are also a few variations on the game: baccarat banque or à deux tableaux, punto banco and baccarat chemin de fer or railway. Punto banco has also been referred to as North American baccarat.
Punto banco is a little bit different than the other variations in the sense that it is mostly a game of chance, unlike the other games wherein the player’s actions actually affect the game’s outcome. The cards that are dealt to the player have a direct bearing on the player’s subsequent actions.

Baccarat is actually quite simple to play, with only three possible outcomes to every casino game, which is perhaps part of the reason why it is so popular.