Baccarat History - The origin of baccarat

You just can’t get enough of baccarat, right? This amazing fancy game has really caught your interest that it’s a must to play a game or two whenever you set foot on a casino anywhere you go. But do you think you know anything you have to know about baccarat? Well how about a trip to the past and discover the game that has continuously brought joy and excitement for generations.

The history of online gambling baccarat has been subject to much debate and scrutiny. Game historians have several theories on how baccarat came about and what country could claim the origin of this well-loved card game. France and Italy were among the leading countries that claim the honor of the source of the roots of baccarat.

Among the most popular theories on the origin of baccarat tells of the story of a very old Etruscan ritual of the nine gods. The ritual decides the fate a blonde virgin woman through a throwing of a nine-sided die. The gods stands tiptoed while praying to the blonde virgin as she throws the die. If she threw either an eight or a nine, she will become a priestess. On the other hand, if she threw either a six or a seven, she will be banned from any other religious activity. But if she threw a die that results into a value less than six, she will walk into the sea.

Another famous theory traces the beginnings of the game baccarat in the middle ages. An Italian gambler named Felix Falguierein was said to have invented baccarat. During those times, baccarat was not played on cards we use today, but by using Tarot cards.

It was in the 1490 A.D. when the baccarat was introduced in France. It remained as an exclusive game for the nobility until it was played as a casino game. Several versions were invented by altering the rules of baccarat.

One of the most famous versions is the “Chemin De Fer”, which was also introduced to England. Another variation was made in England. They changed some rules and gave it a new name. From then on, it was called “European Baccarat” by the English people.

A combination of the “European Baccarat” and ‘Chemin De Fer”, was brought to the United States of America during the 1950s by Tommy Renzoni. This became the American version of baccarat, thus the name American Baccarat. The game became so popular that it was even played in the infamous Dunes Casino after the Cuban government closed the casinos in Havanas that same decade.

From then on, several versions of baccarat were made and widely played. Today, mini-baccarat and online baccarat were among the latest craze in the gambling world. True enough, baccarat has come a long way in entertaining people throughout several generations.

 
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