This article explores some of the mystique and prestige surrounding the game of Baccarat.
The Reputation of Baccarat
Playing at land based casinos is quite different from playing at online casinos or online poker rooms. Although the online gaming industry offers every casino game possible at an easy and colorful platform, the real thing is pretty hard to replace, even impossible.
Some casino games can not reserve there original form at the online casino, no matter how resembles they may be. One of the casino games that answer to this description is the game of baccarat, which is a classic land based casino game.
Baccarat does not have complicated rules or advanced strategies as other games have (like the game of poker for instance) but it has the best element a game needs in order to have good publicity, and that would be questionable reputation.
By questionable reputation I do not mean bad reputation, but I do not mean good either. So what does it leave us with? It is quite simple- it leaves us with a mysteries reputation, unknown but still rising curiosity.
If you have been to a casino before, you probably know that the atmosphere is everything. For those who have not been to a casino, I’ll explain. When you enter a casino, you enter some kind of a personal fairytale where you are rich and famous and as long as you are there, women (or men) will ask for your presence, drinks will constantly be given to you and you will have a variety of games offered to you. Until, of course, you will lose all your money and be forced to leave the magic kingdom.
At this kind of place, where everything is so colorful and the variety is infinite, each game tries to stand out and draw players to his side. Some do it with flashy lights and noisy dealers while others do the exact opposite.
The main reason for why baccarat is considered to be such a prestigious game is hidden inside the baccarat room. The room is covered with big curtains (usually red suede) and is, by that, separated from the other games of the casino. The game usually has a very high minimum so it can only be played by rich and experienced high rollers. The baccarat players can enjoy the presence of a couple of casino girls or more, who are there to serve them drinks and entertain them.
The game itself is very easy to learn and even easier to play, so why is it considered so prestigious? As I already said, each game has its own glamour around it, and the baccarat’s glamour is that not every one can play it.
If you ask me if I think there is more to it then just the atmosphere, I will say definitely not, but for some it is certainly enough.
As for my personal advice, I say go ahead and try every game at the online casinos and land based casinos, as long as you do not forget to do the most important thing of all – have fun!