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Although, today the term "Baccarat" is usually referred to the American Baccarat played in North America, there are many other variations of the game which you can find in other countries. The elements that distinguish these games from one another are:who is permitted to play the role of the bank, drawing rules and some other minor differences.

Most modern-day versions of Baccarat are descendants of the original Italian version 'baccara', meaning 'zero'. While European baccarat is the most prevalent type in most of Europe, the French prefers to play their 'chemin de fer'. American baccarat is the main variation played across North America, though you might be able to find some of the other versions considering that both countries have such a large mix of cultures. What you find largely depends on where you play; all casinos operate in their own individual way.

Here are some other versions of baccarat that follow the main rules of the American version with the following exceptions:

European Baccarat

1. Can decide whether to stand or draw on five, as compared to always drawing in the American version.
2. The play of the dealer, who also operates the permanent bank for the casino, is optional.
3. Betting with the bank to win constitutes a 5% charge of the winnings on each bet.
4. The player has the option of playing for or buying the bank.

Chemin de Fer

1. The bank rotates among the players (Chemin de Fer is French for 'railroad' and refers to the shoe moving among the players like a train).
2. Player has the option of either standing or drawing on five.
3. The play of the banker is optional.
4. The house plays the role of a broker and collects a fee from the winnings of each banker (no risk involved for the house).

Baccarat en Banque

1. One bank hand and two player hands are dealt, instead of one.
2. The players are allowed to bet on one or both of the player hands, but never on the dealer's hand.
3. The bank is operated by a casino employee.
4. There are no particular rules as to whether the dealer stands or draws, it's completely optional. Sometimes, the dealer will follow the American rules; other times he will alter them to enhance his winning chances.

It's obvious that the differences aren't significant enough that an experienced baccarat player couldn't manage. In most cases, a person with enough knowledge of the American rules can grasp the flow of the game very easily, regardless of which game it happens to be.







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