Baccarat is one of those casino games that comes with a reputation and when it is called Punto Banco it becomes even more mysterious but it is in actual fact the same game under a different name. For some unknown reason Baccarat has become associated with the high rollers of the casino world and you will even find in some casinos that a separate area has been created especially for Baccarat but all of this ceases to exist when you play baccarat at an online casino where stakes can be as large or as small as you like. All online casinos will offer baccarat as one of the casino games and if the site has a live casino option then Baccarat is usually offered there as well. Despite the reputation, to play baccarat is very simple but we must agree that if you watch your first baccarat game with no prior knowledge you will be thoroughly confused but this is purely down to the counting of the card values. There are a couple of unusual things about baccarat at online casinos or anywhere else and one of those is that the player has absolutely no input into how the hands are played and the other unusual thing is that you can bet on the bank to win. The fact that the player has no control is of no concern as play of baccarat is according to very strict rules that govern what the dealer must do in all possible circumstances and as there are only two hands dealt your gambling opportunities are limited to betting on the player or the bank or a tie. It will become clear that the way in which the play is done means that the dealer has a better chance of winning than the player but to compensate there will be a 5% deduction which is bit like making it an odds on bet. Take a look at baccarat at your chosen online casino, it can actually be very fast good fun.