James Bond BaccaratBaccarat has become famous over the years thanks to one its most famous afficionados- a certain James Bond. OK, he´s a fictional secret service agent also know as 007 with a licence to kill, but who hasn´t heard of him?
Baccarat Chemin-de-Fer is Bond´s favourite game: the original Casino Royale is perhaps the most famous example- a story line in which the entire plot centres around a baccarat game between Bond and SMERSH operative Le Chiffre. In fact, read the original novel by Ian Flaming and you will get a pretty good run down of how to play the game.
Baccarat also pops up in Dr. No (our personal favourite), where Bond is first spotted playing the game, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, For Your Eyes Only, and GoldenEye.
Well the name gives it away. Casino Royale obviously has something to do with casinos, and centres around baccarat in particular. Mr Bond plays Mr Le Chiffre, one of the highest ranking SMERSH goons who has been sent on a mission to the casino in order to win funds for terrorist activities. The is played on the Côte d'azur.
James Bond needs to beat Chiffre and inflate the SMERSH operative´s gambling debts so that the criminal organisation will have him terminated. They play Chemin de Fer Baccarat and play against each other. The lead switches from side to side, but eventually Her Majesty´s man wins and loads massive debts onto his opponent. SMERSH duly kill him. But prior to that he uses the gorgeous double agent, Vesper Lynd, who was supposed to be James Bond´s side kick, against him.
Chemin de Fer- Qu´est-ce que?
This is an easy game to learn. You´ll be playing like Bond in no time. The dealer deals 2 hands and the players compete to build a higher score. One player is the banker and the other the player. Read the full Chemin de Fer rules.
Chemin De Fer is French for "railroad" : it is a type of Baccarat with a couple of key differences. In Chemin de Fer, it is not possible to just bet on the Player or the Banker - you must be one or the other.
Perfect for some 007 mind games then.
So would does Bond play Online Baccarat? Undoubtedly. He´s technology savvy, and always on the move, so he´s likely to play it while he´s on the move on a MI6 issued mobile device given to him by Q. on a secure connection of course.