Baccarat is a casino card game that is particularly popular with high rollers. It is an easy game to learn and offers a low house edge on two of the three possible bets. The aim of the game is to bet on the hand that will be the closest to nine although unlike blackjack it is not possible to bust a hand. As a player you have no input as to drawing additional cards so it is a one bet, one play game.
Pronounced "Ba-ca-ra" the game has been documented as far back as the 1400's where it was popular with French aristocrats. Baccarat is found in every land-based casino and most Internet casinos. Each region uses a slightly different variation with Chemin De Fer and Punto Banco being the most popular. On the Internet you will primarily find mini baccarat tables.
Our baccarat guides cover everything you need to know to get started playing at your local casino or at online casinos.