Q: How easy is it to learn how to play baccarat?
A: Very! Baccarat is one of the simplest games to play and after a few minutes, anybody can understand the basic gist of the game.
Q: Why do I get the impression that baccarat is a ‘snooty’ game?
A: Baccarat was once a game played only by the nobility and the rich. However, thanks to the fact that it is so easily available at casinos around the world, and because it has evolved onto the internet and is played by so many millions of people on a daily basis, it is anything but ‘snooty’. It is good to know, however, that you are playing a game with such a rich and interesting history that was once so popular among the world’s upper class!
Q: What is progressive baccarat?
Progressive baccarat is a twist to the original game of baccarat with one very lucrative addition: Players put themselves in line to win a significant jackpot by placing a side bet at the beginning of the game. The amount of the jackpot increases progressively – hence the name. The jackpot will increase until one lucky player grabs the pot. Once this happens, the jackpot goes back to a set amount and starts to grow once again. One of the main reasons that players are so drawn to progressive baccarat is that for very little money, they can win quite a lot. Combine that with the fact that baccarat has a very low house edge as it is, and it is easy to understand why progressive baccarat is one of the most sought after games at casinos – whether traditional or online – today.
Q: Is it possible for the average player to win big at baccarat?
A: The answer is a definite yes! Because of its low house edge, easy rules and progressive versions, it is very possible for even the most mediocre casino player to win big at baccarat. In fact, this is possibly one of the only games where it is possible for the player to actually beat the house!