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Baccarat and the Church
Believe it or not, religious groups venture into gaming businesses back in the old days for a while as a lot of people preferred to play the games that use dice and card games instead of attending to mass. Slowly games changed and began to take a definite shape and one of those games that are still played today is baccarat.
A lot of historians believe that the baccarat game came from Italy. Baccarat is an old game that was enjoyed by a lot of players from all over the world for a long time. A lot of gamblers say that baccarat is a game of luck and not of skill compared with other casino games like blackjack. Players can wager either on the Bank hand,Player hand or tie hand.
Baccarat can traced its origins in Europe as it was rising up from the Black Death, a disastrous plague that killed millions of people in the continent and feudal governments. The Black Death, which is also known as bubonic plague is a very deadly disease that immediately kills a person together with pneumonia.
The plague originated from Central Asia until it reaches the continent of Europe. Stricken people tried to invent or find ways on how to find cure and others just tried to find ways to pass time so that they will not think about the dreadful things that are happening around them by playing prohibited games and reading books like Decameron.
The printing machine and Baccarat was born as Europe recovered from the turmoil that brought by the disasters. These two was essentially what pulled Europe from the dark ages. Europe had been the hub of religious activities since the demise of Roman Empire and people believe that if they pray wholeheartedly, anything is possible.
But when civil wars and the Black Death came, people became disheartened with their religion because nothing seems to be changing. So once the whole thing is over and Europe began fixing itself, things began to become different.
One of those changes is about gambling and taxes. After the Black Death, there is no good way to get taxes but for officials and in some instances, Church leaders to encourage the growth of casino games like baccarat.
Baccarat became extremely popular with the aristocracy and the members of the upper crust. Some influential businessmen introduced it to the rest of Europe and even to the Middle East.