It remains a mystery to us here at casinos.ie that the casino card game of Baccarat is not more popular than it is as it is simplicity itself to play and it is available at all online casinos and even in the live casino sections of most online casinos but perhaps an underlying reason can be traced back to the land based casinos. For a start baccarat is sometimes known as Punto Banco and in some casinos as Chemin de Fer although that is slightly different but the casinos have historically separated the baccarat tables from the rest of the casino to allow high rollers to play and thus it has a reputation for being a high rollers game but of course with online casinos you can play baccarat for stakes to suit your own pockets. Another thing that possible puts casino players off is the apparent difficulty of understanding the game and indeed if you simply stand and watch a baccarat game without any previous knowledge you will understand nothing. We carry an explanation of the game on our baccarat page and most good online casinos will also have an explanation and will provide the chance to play free baccarat to learn the game but in actual fact it is not as difficult as it may seem after all there are only three possible bets so how difficult can it be? The first thing you need to get used to is that the dealer plays both hands in baccarat but as there are very strict rules about how hands should be played, it doesn’t matter who plays the cards. The next thing to understand is the counting of the cards and again once you have read the game rules and played a few hands of baccarat you will soon get to grips with it. Baccarat is a great online casino game and worth having a go at.