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Baccarat Card Game in Cinematography

Baccarat casino game and all its variants are played and loved all over the world today. That is why it is not surprising that this game feels itself straitened in land-based casinos and it starts finding new fields to show itself. Cinematography has become the perfect basement for this goal: many films can be found today where baccarat is noticed being one of the main actors. It is possible to find in about 20 films which introduce baccarat but everybody definitely knows just the most popular of them.

Casino Royale

James Bond was a big fan of baccarat game and played it in almost all films about Agent 007; for example, baccarat can be met in such movies as Dr. No, Golden Eye, For Your Eyes Only. But the main one is still Casino Royale of 1967 where บาคาร่า the main role during the whole film. Casino Royale was a parody on the original book of Ian Fleming (Casino Royale of 2006 showed James Bond being the admirer of poker just because this game was very popular then).

A Hard Day’s Night

This is the film of 1964 where the world-famous band The Beatles played main roles. A Hard Day’s Night tells about some days from The Beatles’ life when they came to London from their native Liverpool to take part in the TV show and give a concert there. A lot of funny and curious situations happened to them there and we have an opportunity to observe them. One of the situations was connected with John Lennon’s grandfather: he came to the casino to play baccarat though did not know the rules at all but was able to win a rather big sum of money.

Rush Hour 3

The films of Jackie Chan are always interesting and funny to watch. He is one of baccarat admirers by himself and this fact is easy to see in some of his films where he uses the game for some curious situations. The famous movie Rush Hour 3 is not an exception: one of the scenes shows us Chris Tucker who comes to a casino and joins baccarat table in order to seduce a beautiful lady. But he does not know the rules of baccarat and considers his hand of 3 Kings being a winning one though it means zero and his total loss.

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How to Play Baccarat

The game of Baccarat (pronounced BAH kah rah) has long been associated with wealth and style. It is the game secret agent James Bond plays when matching wits with villains at the casino. It is the game Robert Redford as billionaire John Gage is playing when Demi Moore discovers him in the movie “Indecent Proposal.” But you don’t have to be a billionaire or a secret agent to play Baccarat. You can play it in any casino and thanks to the Internet, in the comfort of your own home.

บาคาร่า is one of the simplest games in the casino to play, for the basic reason that all of your decisions are made for you. It also has some of the lowest House edge in the casino, less than one and a half percent, so if you are a newcomer to casino gaming, this may be a game to try.

The game is played with a Player against a Banker. Although you will obviously be a player, you don’t need to place your bet on the Player area. You are welcome to bet either that the Player will win or that the Banker will win. You can also bet that it will be a tie at 8 to 1, but this bet gives a large edge to the House.

The Player and the Banker are each dealt a two card hand, with a possible third card dealt depending on your hand’s value. Aces are worth 1, face cards and tens are worth 0, all other cards are face value. Hands have only a single digit value, if you go over 9, you subtract the tens place from your hand, so for example a hand totaling 16 would count as 6 and a hand totaling 23 would count as 3. If anyone is dealt an 8 or a 9, this is called a “Natural” and whoever is dealt the Natural wins. If the Player and Banker both have a Natural, it is a tie except in the case of a Natural 9 beating a Natural 8.

If the Player’s two card hand is 5 or less he gets an additional card. If it is 6 or 7, he stands and if it is 8 or 9 he has a Natural. The Banker also gets an additional card if he has a 5 or less, unless the Player has drawn a card, in which case there are some exceptions: If the Banker’s two card total is 3, he does not draw if the Player’s third card was an 8. If it is 4, he does not draw if the Player’s third card was a 0, 1, 8 or 9. If the Banker’s total is 5, he does not draw if the Player’s third card was 0, 1, 2, 3, 8 or 9. If the Banker’s total is 6 he only draws if the Player’s third card was a 6 or 7. In all other cases the Banker stands. You do not have to remember any of this; the casino will take care of it for you.

These bets pay off at even money, so the House edge comes from the chance of a tie. In addition, since the drawing rules favor the Banker slightly, winning on a Banker bet requires a five percent commission paid back to the house on the win.

In a live Casino, lower stakes players should look for a “Mini-Baccarat” table which has the same rules other than the lower stakes. Online, if the site you play supports Baccarat, there will be a link or menu directing you to the Baccarat section of the site.