Bacarrat is a gambling game that can be played both in land-based casinos and online. It is also known as Punto Banco in some countries.

Baccarat is played with standard 52-card decks that are shuffled together. The decks contain cards of two ranks: face and ace. Cards numbered 2 through 9 are valued by their pip denomination. Aces carry one point and 10-pip cards have value of zero.

Baccarat was first played in France in the early 19th century. No contemporary evidence exists for its existence before this time. However, implausible legends suggest that it originated in 15th-century Italy.

In the early 20th century, Baccarat was a popular choice for players in a variety of European and American casinos. Some of the games that evolved from it were Baccarat Chemin de Fer, Thunderball, and Dr. No.

Baccarat is played with a banker and a player. Both of the players can place a wager on either hand. When a bet is placed, the banker takes a look at his two cards. If a third card is visible, he will decide whether to draw.

Baccarat can be played in several forms, including the Punto Banco version, which is a simplified version. Punto Banco is often played by high rollers and Asian cultures.

The player who wins is the one who has the highest bet. Once the player has made the maximum bet, the dealer removes the cards from the table and shows the winning hand.