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Multiplayer Baccarat History

The Italian word "Baccarat" means "zero" in English. Since the French word "Baccarat" means the same, there are many debates pertaining to the origin of Baccarat, and both Italy and France wants to claim it as theirs. The Italians claim that Baccarat was first invented by an Italian gambler named Felix Falguierein in the middle ages and was first played with a deck of Tarot cards.

They say that Baccarat was based on an old Etruscan ritual of the nine gods, who prayed to a blonde virgin on their tiptoes waiting for her to throw a nine-sided die. The result of the die decided her fate. If an eight or a nine was thrown, she would become the priestess; if she threw a six or seven, she would be banned from any further religious activities; if she threw any number less than six, she would walk into the sea.

In the late 1400s, Italian Baccarat was introduced in France as "Chemin de fer" where it remained an exclusive game of French nobles.

"Chemin de fer" then found its way to South America where it was call "Punto Banco".

In the late 1950s, Tommy Renzoni brought "Punto Banco" to the United States via the Dunes casino in Las Vegas.

Although a few rules have been changed in every country, the style has remained the same. Baccarat has kept its elegance and is still one of the most appealing games to both high rollers and beginners.

Mini Baccarat

In order to popularize the game, Mini Baccarat was invented. It has the same basic rules as American Baccarat, but the lower table limits and simplified procedures attract players with average bankroll. And today, even if you are not a "high roller" you can enjoy the odds of classic Baccarat.

Online Baccarat

Most of the well established online casinos offer online Baccarat, played under the classic or the mini Baccarat rules.

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