Which is the most famous casino game ? We bet there’s always a debate between Baccarat, Texas Hold’em, Slots etc. There are quite some reasons why Baccarat gained so much popularity.
In Baccarat, players choose whether to bet on the ‘Player’ or ‘Banker’ hand, and then wait for the the dealer to do the rest. The object in Baccarat is to get closer to nine before the opposite hand does. If your cards total above nine, the first digit is dropped. For example, a seven and a six would result in a 13, which is dropped to a three. 10-count cards (tens, jacks, queens, and kings) count as zero, while aces count as one.
Dealers follow a fixed set of rules which eventually determines whether a third card is drawn, so the only decision for the player to make is which hand to bet on, and how much to wager. So, you do not really have to play yourself, but only wait to stake on the banker or player to get some huge wins.
Baccarat is one such game that has lowest house edge. By house edge or rake, we mean a percentage of money that a casino keeps from almost every cash game pot or tournament entry fee, more or less like tax. You can blindly place a bet on the banker as the banker bet always has a house edge of 1.06%. This lowest house edge is one of the main reason why players flock to play baccarat.
The game has a very meagre house edge that has minimum strategies and very few steps to keep in mind. In the past, people would mainly flock to slots only but now the scenario has changed. Back in the day, it was considered to be a game only for high rollers, but that is not the case now. With the house edge so low, players tend to choose Baccarat time and again. Though they wager very low, profit will surely come their way.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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