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Test Baccarat Mettle and Go for the Gold: A Baccarat Quiz2 May 2000
By John Grochowski
As an introduction to table games, it's hard to beat baccarat.
An inexperienced player can step up to the table and get the same low house edge as an old pro. There are no basic strategy tables to memorize, as in blackjack, nor does it take as large a bankroll as the combination of pass or don't pass plus free odds in craps.
It's a game high rollers love because the house edge is far lower than that on roulette, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride or slot machines. For the same reason, it's a good bet for average bettors, but has never really caught on with the low-rolling crowd. That's partly because for much of its history in U.S. casinos it was restricted to high-limit rooms, inaccessible to the majority of players. It's also partly because many players like to make decisions, and there are few to be made here.
Baccarat is as easy as table games get, but there are a few ins and outs. Try the following quiz and see how much you know about baccarat, then watch for answers and explanations next week:
For more information about Baccarat:The Baccarat Battle Book: How to Attack the Game of Baccarat by Frank Scoblete
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