Welcome to Natural Born Players

Natural Born Players provides a guide to playing online baccarat. Learn the rules and etitique of this fabulous casino game. We aim to provide both new and experienced baccarat players a complete guide to the various intricacies of this game.

We have some rather lofty ambitions with the naturalbornplayers.be site. In addition to providing a complete guide to baccarat we also hope to inform players of the best places to either play or observe this fabulous game. Baccarat is an extremely social casino game, and it can be rather confusing for newcomers to play. However, we aim to solve this problem by providing the answers to some of the most frequent questions players face.

Natural Born Players is a concept that we hope to develop over the coming years. Whilst we will initially focus on baccarat here at naturalbornplayers.be, we do hope to also provide various guides on other less known casino games.

We do hope that you find the natural born players site both useful and informative. If you would like to get in contact with us then please do! You can send us a message via our contact us page.

On this site, you will find a page which will give you some guidance as to how to play online baccarat, but first, lets give you a little bit of history about the game, its origins and how it has come to be one of the more interesting games for the more discerning player!

Our site focusses primarily on baccarat, though if you are looking for examples or demos of other types of casino games, including free online slots then we recommend taking a look at Slotathon, a Canadian site that hosts a large array of free to play slot machine games.

You will first see the card game of baccarat played in the annals of history in Italy, back in the 1400s.  The name came out of the word baccara – which is Italian for ‘zero’.  Both the tens and face cards were given the value of zero in the game.

In the original game, there were no fewer than 4 dealers and the job of being the banker rotated amongst the players.  As well as betting against other players they could also bet against the house.  This obviously, made for some complicated gaming… especially if mixed with a nice bottle or two of wine, so the rules were later simplified.  Nowadays, there is only one dealer, the house is the banker and people only bet against the house, as opposed to the other players.

Obviously, the game became popular and soon was seen in France as well.  Over in France, baccarat became known as Chemin de Fer, which literally translated, means ‘railway line’.

As well as later becoming a popular card game in the UK.. as witnessed by our favourite character James Bond.

It also was seen to gain popularity in both North and South Americas.  In the mid 20th century, it was very popular in Cuba and was brought back from there to the casinos of Nevada and Las Vegas.  If you sit down and watch The Godfather II you will see this very thing in action, the popularity of the game and casino gaming as a whole, filtering through from South America to the newly emerging Vegas and The Strip. (Around the 5 minute mark on this clip is the specific area where they are talking about the effect that casino gaming is having on the North American casino market).

Years later, the game of barrarat is still known to be popular amongst the aristocracy and the higher echelons of society, however, its prevalence and popularity has seen a massive surge in activity as a direct result of the internet.  Being able to play the game at home in the comfort of your own home, learning how to play without having to get embarrassed for making mistakes on your learning curve, has changed the game completely.

There are plenty of places you can go to learn the game for free, but here is just one free baccarat site.