Baccarat was first played in the private gambling rooms of 19th century France. This two-person zero-sum game was popular among the nobility in the region. As it spread across the game evolved. By 1940, casinos in Havana had adapted the play into a house-banked game which would become the modern variation of Baccarat.
This game generally revolves around the banker and the player. It is played at a large table that can seat 12 to 14 players with a standard 52 card deck that is shuffled and placed in a shoe. The deck is then cut 16-cards before the end of the shoe. The object is to get a score that is closest to 9 which allows you to win. Once the deck is cut each player will be handed two cards while the dealer receives three cards. At this time bets can be placed. Once the betting round closes the player’s cards are revealed as well as the banker’s cards.
In Baccarat there is a 44.62% chance that the player’s hand will win while there is a 45.85% chance that the banker’s hand will lose. In addition to this, there is a lower than 1% house edge.