Baccarat is a popular card game around the world - but especially so in Morocco. According to the website Baccarat World, baccarat originated in Italy in the 15th century, and has since grown in popularity. To play baccarat, players are dealt two cards each and the goal is to get as close as possible to a score of nine. If the first two cards equal nine, then the player has won.
When playing live baccarat, there are two main versions: Punto Banco and Chemin de Fer. Punto Banco is a standard version of baccarat where the players play against the house. The dealer deals the cards and the players simply pick a card or “stand” if they don’t want to take another card. Chemin de Fer is slightly different and more tactical than Punto Banco. In this version, the players play against each other, and the dealer serves only as the referee.