American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to nine.
- n. a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
- Probably from French (Wiktionary)
- French baccara, from Provençal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some of these may sound familiar to people who have seen or known problem gamblers of any background: a “lack of probabilistic thinking,” a belief that a player’s skill can surmount the odds (even in baccarat and roulette, which involve no skill beyond laying down a bet), the “delusion that one can foresee results by intuition and control results by ritual.””
“New Year's Eve has always been a big event for baccarat, which is favored by wealthy Chinese whose net worth is growing even as the economies of the United States and other parts of the world are hurting.”
“The exception is baccarat, which is usually dealt from an eight-deck shoe.”
“It would allow Class III gaming on Seminole Tribe reservation lands, including games such as baccarat, chemin de fer and blackjack at its gambling facilities.”
“It would allow Class III gaming on Seminole Tribe reservation lands that included games such as baccarat, chemin de fer and blackjack at its gambling facilities, including one located on Hillsborough Avenue and Interstate 4 in Tampa.”
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“‘I have been known to play the Great Game, but lesser forms such as baccarat and poker have never interested me.”
“Baccarat was the initial game of choice and no hostess threw a country house party without a baccarat game.”
“Because of the publicity, baccarat was discontinued in society, and just as quickly as that went out, bridge came in.”
“I watched as she sulked back to the glass armoire and returned the shot glasses to their shelf, taking one last admiring glance at the red baccarat crystal.”
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