The origin of Baccarat (บาคาร่า) as a game has been a source of controversy. But there is information with a claim that it dates back to the 19th century. Sources also exist that claims that the game was brought to France by the Italians at late 15th century by Soldiers returning from the Italy-France war during the Lordship of Charles VIII.
Punto banco amounted to 91% of the revenue gotten from Macau casinos in 2014. It is the majority of casino baccarat games in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Macau and is known simply as baccarat online (บาคาร่าออนไลน์) games. The commonly used shoe in punto banco is the one containing 6 or 8 decks of cards shuffled together with 8 decks. A yellow cut-card which is a piece of plastic, the exact size of a regular card which is used in shuffling is placed in a facade of the last seventh card and to indicate the last coup of the shoe, the last cut-card is drawn. The rules for playing punto banco states that a player draws a third card if he has an initial total of 0-5 but if the initial total is 6 or 7. Meanwhile, if a player has two cards only, the banker regards only his own hand and follows the same rule as a player.