Baccara is played almost in all European casinos. This gambling game has got a real respect by the Europeans. It brings much money, fun, risk and outstanding emotions. Baccara has its pared-down variant, which is spread under a pseudonym "Shmen-de-Fer". It is also called "Shemmy" or "Shimmy".
Baccara is known to be the ancient gambling card game on chances. It appeared in Russia in the XIX century. It had come from France, where it was the indispensable attribute of aristocratic club and salons for a long time. Recently this game has come into use of the most gambling-houses of Russia under the name "Baccara" and "Mini-baccara".
To learn how to play this popular game you should know European basic strategy. Every hot-tempered European knows rules of their "Black Jack". Below you can read very informative material about rules of classical Baccara game.
Number of players in Baccara is unlimited. This fact gives a little surplus to this game. The game is played with two packs of 52 cards (in all 104). There are numbers of spots according to a value of cards:
- The Ace - 1 spot
- Figures (the Jack, the Queen and the King) - for 10 spots
- The rest cards - for a denomination (7=7, 10=10).
Now we will tell you about a course of a game. All card spots are collected on hands, the sum is counted by module 10. It means that Tens are thrown away; the main importance has only the last number of a sum. For example, two Tens - eight spots, three Nines - seven spots. The King with the Nine have nine spots, but the King with the Queen - 0 spots.
The other part of the European basic strategy tells about the process of Baccara game. So, players make rates in limits, which are determined by a gambling-house or due to agreement. A banker distributes one card to all the players, including himself, one card for one time, and in sum there are two cards. If a dealer has 9 spots, he takes all rates. If a banker has lower then 9 spots, the players watch their cards.
The players, who have 9 spots from the distribution, win in that moment. The players, who have lower then 9 spots, they have a right to buy new cards. They buy more cards by turns - clockwise. The last is a dealer. After all players have take shape of their cards and a dealer buys additional card (cards) if he needs, cards are opened. A player who has more spots wins. If it is equality of spots - a dealer wins. These are rules of classical variant of Baccara. You see now, that European basic strategy is not so difficult. And if you want to play blackjack game you should know its rules.
Now you know some formal details of European basic strategy and you are able to play European Black Jack, or Baccara in the most popular European casinos! Good luck to you!