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The Different Variations in Baccarat

Baccarat is the most glamorous casino game till age. It is found in some of the most high end casinos; the playing areas are kept separate and the dealers are impeccably dressed. It is considered as the game of the high rollers and the wealthy where the minimum betting amounts for the games go up to more than thousand dollars. In this article we will discuss about some of the different variations of baccarat that are found in different casinos around the world.

The most common version of baccarat that is found in most of the casinos is the ‘Punto Banco’, also known as North American form of baccarat. Here Punto means the player while Banco means the banker. The betters have to place their bets either on the Punto i.e. the player or the Banco, the banker. The tie is known as ‘Egalatie’.

Another form of baccarat which is more popular among the general people is the mini baccarat. This is a smaller version of the regular game. The numbers of players are lesser, the betting limits are lower and the game is not as intense and intimidating as the regular baccarat games. In this version of baccarat, the dealer is always the banker and unlike the regular games, mini baccarat only has one dealer.

‘Chemin-de-fer’ is one of the French versions of the game. Most of the basic rules of baccarat remain the same. However, in this version if the player who is posing as the ‘Banker’ loses the hand, then the role of the banker is transferred to the next player. Thus each of the players at the table gets a chance to become the banker at least once. Another French version of baccarat is ‘Baccarat en Banque’. In this type of baccarat the position of the ‘Banker’ can only be taken up by the casino. Also the players are dealt two hands out of which the bettors have to choose one to place their bets on. They cannot wager on the ‘Banker’.

Yet another variation is the private baccarat. In a game of private baccarat the players can either play with one hand, like that in the regular baccarat or they can opt to play with two hands also. If a player wants to play with two hands, the game is known as ‘cheval’. Then the player has to win both the hands so as to win in the game. Incase he wins only one, it’s a tie.

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