Game Variations In Baccarat

If you are a casino games fan or just someone who knows a thing or two about casino games, you must have heard about the baccarat and its variations. The variations in baccarat are considered to be one of the most fancy casino games that have been around for a long time now. With its ever growing popularity, the various varieties of baccarat have been developed so far. Presented here are few of the most popularity of baccarat game variations, played around the world.

American baccarat is the first and among the most popular game variations in baccarat. It is most popular casino game in North America and especially in the city of Las Vegas, Neveda, which has world renowned casinos and known as the gambling Mecca of the US. The rules of this baccarat game variation are pretty simple. To play this game all you need to do is to place a bet in one of the three betting areas namely the Banker, the Player or the Tie. You will find American baccarat in most of the casinos in North America, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and other casinos in the US. The funds for the baccarat and its variations games are provided by the casinos they get a five percent commission from players for every win in the bank. The players don’t need to do anything aside from placing his/her bet on any of the three betting areas available on the table.

Punto Banco is among the popular variations in baccarat, quite close to to the American Baccarat version and the rules are almost the same but there's a slight difference in the table design. A mini version of Punto Banco is also played in some casinos in Europe and in North America.

Among other variations in baccarat, there is Chemin de fer (means "railroad" in English) which is a baccarat game of French origin. This serves as the basis of other varieties of baccarat games that have evolved. It has the same goal as the American variety but has more flexible rules in terms of drawing the third card. In this game, the casino itself does not fund this game. Participants wager between themselves and the banker role is played by one of the players at the table. The role of the banker is passed; counter clockwise, to the next player.

Another famous European variation in baccarat is known as Baccarat en Banque. This baccarat variety differs from other baccarat game variation in a way that instead of dealing two hands, three hands are dealt in this game. Two hands are dealt for the Player and one for the Bank. The third card rules are non-existent here, it is optional. Meanwhile, European Baccarat is not only in popular in European casinos but also in the South American casinos. This baccarat variety is also closest to the American version of baccarat. The banker's hand is funded by the casino, which also determines the cap or betting limit for the game. Once the cap is reached, further betting will no longer be allowed.

There is also a European version of baccarat game variation which was originated in England and is still found in casinos throughout Europe. In this baccarat game variation, the funds are provided by the bank and unlike the American variety, the player may choose to hit or stand if the hand totals a value of five.