How to Play Baccarat in Las Vegas


If you’re looking for a table game with fewer complexities than other casino games and plenty of James Bond-style gambling fun, Baccarat is your go-to. With just three possible outcomes – a player win, banker win and tie – you’re not required to do much of anything beyond placing your bets and hoping for the best. Baccarat is one of the most popular casino games in Las Vegas and is played by all types of players.

The early years of the Baccarat factory were a period of struggle, as the company adapted to the changing political and economic climate of 18th Century France. Initially, the company specialized in windows and mirrors before beginning production of fine lead crystal. It was around this time that the company received its first royal commission from Charles X, who was impressed by a set of glass vases and a tea service at an exhibition. This would mark the beginning of a long line of royals, emperors and heads of state who commissioned glassware from Baccarat.

At the turn of the 19th Century, the company’s output began to expand significantly. The factory grew more sophisticated, and its products were exhibited at international fairs and events throughout the world. The company captivated audiences with its milky, opaline glass vases that were hand-painted and closely resembled fine porcelain. It also produced monumental lighting fixtures, including a 17.5 foot (5 metre) tall candelabra for the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris and a green-tinted glass ’Temple of Mercury’ for the 1867 Exposition Universelle.

In a baccarat game, there are from seven to 14 seats for players and a betting area for both the player and banker. Each player is dealt two cards and the hand with the highest total wins. Card suits don’t have any value in the game, and the values of numbers 2 through 9 are determined by adding them together (dropping the first digit). The ace is worth only one point.

During the game, the player and banker both place their wagers on whether the player or banker’s hand will be closest to nine. If the player’s hand is closest to nine, they will receive a payout of 1-to-1, while the banker’s winning hand pays out 8-to-1. The other betting option is a tie, which pays out 9-to-1. Score sheets are available at the baccarat tables to help players keep track of their wagers and scores.

Baccarat is a popular casino game in the United States and around the world. It is played in casinos, private clubs and homes, and has become a staple of television and film entertainment. The heist film Rush Hour 3 featured scenes of the main characters James Carter and Genevieve Gamble playing baccarat in a Parisian casino. The 1956 French heist movie Bob le Flambeur also features a scene in which the main characters play baccarat while attempting to stage a robbery. Baccarat is also one of the most popular casino table games for high rollers and VIPs.