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Baccarat in Las Vegas

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Jordan There have been 0 comments

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The game of Baccarat is a popular casino table game that can be found at almost every casino in Las Vegas. Baccarat became popular quick because it’s a game that was played by celebrities and high rollers. The famous Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would play baccarat in Las Vegas at the Sands casino during the 1960's. Movie stars continued to make baccarat popular when James Bond would play in games for films. Although the game seems serious and elegant, it’s really as simple as betting on a coin flip making it a game for all people.

Baccarat is one of the oldest and most popular casino games all over the world. It offers some of the best odds and despite the baccarat table’s appearance; it’s probably the simplest game to play. Baccarat involves just a few decisions. How much you want to bet and whether to bet on the Bank, the Player or on the Tie Bet. Each player, including the player dealing, may still bet on either the player or the banker but it is customary for the dealer to bet on the banker.

Around Las Vegas baccarat players can find 8-deck games with a house edge at 1.06% on the banker bet, 1.24% on the player bet, and 14.36% on the tie. Keep in mind that depending on individual house rules and various promotions or special situations the odds may vary at each casino.

People can get a feel for the game by trying mini baccarat, which has the same rules as the big table baccarat, but unlike the game at the big table, the dealer turns over all the cards, making it a faster game. When playing any form of baccarat be sure to ask the dealer for help, as they are always willing to assist with any questions. Remember its best not to get to caught up in trying to identify any trends because it’s mathematically unreasonable to suggest that the cards will play a certain way.


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