High Limit Baccarat

Sample the exquisite ecstasy of high limit baccarat.

High Limit Baccarat should perhaps just be called baccarat. Such is the reputation of the game that fortunes have been made and lost throughout the ages of its play. Traditionally baccarat has been the domain of the highest of high rollers, including the super-rich, royalty, nobility and the nouveau riche. Most usually played in designated private areas of casinos, baccarat usually encourages an entourage to gather around the table. With player, banker and tie bets players often gamble huge amounts of money.

Baccarat is not a game of skill, but like others it is a game of nerve. In high limit baccarat the buy-ins can be enormous – meaning that losses can be great. On the other side of that equation however, are the potentially huge gains. What constitutes high limit is dependent upon the individual player. Clearly there are going to be games out of the reach of the ordinary gambler, but it is possible to find tables where the buy-in is around the $100 mark.

The aim of the game is simple, though the betting system can become quite complex. In puto banco no skill is involved it is simply a game of chance; with each player’s move forced by the cards they are dealt. In baccarat chemin de fer and baccarat banque, players are enabled to make choices, which add an element of skill. Players bet on either the player or the banker and which one of them will get closest to 9 – hence the player, banker or tie bets. Another aspect of potential interest is that baccarat offers the lowest house edge, i.e. where there is only a slightly worse than even chance of a player winning. Partially because of this, the high limit games are reserved for the highest rollers because if the casino ever loses, they lose big!

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