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​Movie Trivia: What is James Bonds Favourite Casino Game?​

Ian Flemings famous spy was known for his love of fast cars, beautiful women and of course defying the odds and winning at casino games. The James Bond series of films had countless scenes set against the backdrop of a casino, which we now know was clearly the favourite pastime of megalomaniacs, dictators and super villains alike, but what is James favourite casino game? Well on closer inspection it might just be the all time classic card game Baccarat, more specifically a type of Baccarat called ‘Chemin de Fer’.  

Baccarat online – an alternative to James favourite game!

These days there’s no need to go into the casino to play Baccarat as you can just play Baccarat online, in fact since the invention of online casinos, it’s possible to play all the popular casino games like Blackjack, Roulette and of course Baccarat online from your home pc or mobile device for free. In James day however most of his best detective work was done while playing Baccarat at casinos around the world. He can be seen playing Baccarat Chemin de Fer in Thunderball, Dr No, GoldenEye and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and in many films it’s mentioned as his passion. Baccarat was also played in the very first Bond book, Casino Royale, which was later changed to Texas Hold’em for the 2006 film adaptation.

Gamers playing Baccarat online from a home PC

What is so good about Baccarat you ask? Well if you play Baccarat online for yourself to try it out, you will see its quite a fun card game, but in James day it would have been played by the affluent and rich who frequented casinos for entertainment. When playing baccarat online, real money or play money, the rules are exactly the same. You place your bets on the outcome of a round, whether the banker/dealer wins, player wins or if there will be a tie. The rules state that the hand closest to the score of 9 wins.  

Baccarat game strategy is non existent as it’s a game of chance but if you want to try out James favourite casino game Baccarat, online there are many websites that go deeper into the game and you can find baccarat game rules and a host of free to play baccarat games to try. It’s a great casino game that oozes class, even at an online casino. While you’re looking for somewhere to play Baccarat online, here’s some interesting trivia about Baccarat:

Baccarat Trivia

Baccarat was invented in the middle ages by Felix Falguiere, an Italian gambler.
The game of Baccarat was originally played with Tarot Cards (spooky!)
Baccarat Chemin de Fer, despite it’s French name, was invented in the United States in 1911.
Baccarat came to Las Vegas in 1959 and the Sands Casino lost $250,000 on the first night.
More than 70% of high rollers visiting Las Vegas Baccarat tables these days are from Asia.
You can play 10 types of Baccarat online at more than 1000 online casinos worldwide.