We all know that baccarat came from Italy during the middle ages and spread to different parts of the world. We also know that baccarat has undergone many modifications in terms of game and game rules.
The game of baccarat is called by different names in different countries. This is because when baccarat spread and took root in one country the country and the people made baccarat of their own. This brings forth the birth of different variations of baccarat.
Baccarat variations usually differ in the following elements: The number of decks, the number of players, the rules for drawing, the payouts and the odds and the size and layout of the table. Different variations of baccarat include Chemin de Fer in French and Europe, Punto Banco in in Banque de Cuba, Baccarat and European Baccarat in Europe and Mini Baccarat.
Chemin de Fer is the name of baccarat in France. This literally means “lane road.” It should be remembered that baccarat came to France around the year of 1500s and has been played by the rich and famous since. This variation of baccarat has quite won a name in the rest of Europe as well.
Chemin de Fer prescribes at least two players. The gambling house does not finance the game like other variations of baccarat. In this version, one does not need the wager in the bank or the players. One can be the bank, the player or simply a spectator wagering in each game. Players can so choose to give up the bank’s position to other players. The Chemin de Fer rules on standing and hitting vary greatly from their American counterparts, thus giving this variant of baccarat more room for flexibility.
European Baccarat is said to be the most famous baccarat variant in Europe. Similar to Chemin de Fer, European Baccarat is also financed by the banker. The banker also determines the limit to bet. If for example the banker decides that the game cap would only be $ 2000 and a player bet already $ 1500 and another bet $ 500 then no more than wagers could not be made for that hand. It is said that European Baccarat has smaller game caps with respect to other variants where the casino finances the game.
There are other variants of baccarat but I will not mention them here anymore. Suffice it to say that although baccarat has evolved into a game with many variants, it is still considered by many to be the most elegant and top-class casino game of all.