Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

5-2010

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 03

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

The true origins of modern Baccarat are probably lost to history. The first time the game Baccarat (spelled Baccara) was mentioned in print by a contemporary observer was in the early 19th century. The written record that would document the origins and evolution of the game is, unfortunately, incomplete. However, a close examination of the available material reveals some interesting facts surrounding the history of Baccarat, including a much earlier date for its arrival in the United States, that validates its continuing study.

Keywords

Baccarat; Card games – History; Casino games; Game history

Disciplines

Cultural History | Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Other History

Language

English


Share

COinS