Baccarat is a card game of chance originating in Europe in the 15th century. It is a game of odds and probability, where the objective of the game is to obtain a 'total' closest to 9. Baccarat is played between two hands, the banker's and the player's. Players are generally dealt a total of three cards and have the option of either betting that their hand or the banker's hand will have the closest total to 9.
The game is most commonly played with eight decks of cards. The types of Baccarat that can be played in the Dominican Republic are Punto Banco, known as Baccarat Chemin De Fer in France, and Baccarat Banque, which is a form of Baccarat in which two hands are dealt from a shoe of six or eight decks of cards shuffled together.