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중학생 때 여선생님들 엉덩이 컬렉션 모은 썰 (실화)

때는 엊그제같은 중학생 때였습니다. 
냄새나는 남중이어서, 학교에 여자가 있으면 분위기가 달라졌죠. 
그게 설령 40대의 미시나 여선생님이어도 상관이 없음.

학교엔 여선생님이 90% 였지만 그 중에서도 안타깝게 80%가 40대~50대 미시 선생님이셨습니다. 
회상해보면 참 안타깝네요. 좀 더 탱탱하고 꼴리는 여선생이 많았으면 좋은 사춘기를 보냈을텐데...ㅎㅎ 
여선생 중 20%는 물론 젊은 선생님이었지만 애들 사이에 미인이라고 불리는 선생은 2명 정도였습니다. 

여튼, 다들 공감하실지 모르겠습니다만.... 그 나이 때는 정말 엉덩이만 봐도 야한 생각나고 발기도 쉽게 되는 그런 떄입니다. 
어떤 친구는 지나가다가도 예쁜 여자 다리만 보면 발기할 정도로 심각해서 걱정을 많이 했죠. ( 사실 저임 ㅎ)

중1 때는 신입생이고 어느 정도 군기있는 학교라서.... 여선생님 따먹고 싶다라는 생각은 했지만, 그렇게 노골적이진 않았지요. 
하지만 중2 때부터는 상황이 달라집니다. 선생님들하고 친해지고 신뢰가 쌓이니까 좀 더 다가가기 수월하기 때문이죠....

아직도 생생히 기억납니다. 

국어-젊은 여선생이지만 키도 작고 이쁘지도 않습니다. 마음씨는 진짜 천사.... 
애들이 좀만 놀려도 울먹울먹거리는 그런 선생님이셨습니다.

사회-50대 초반 미시입니다. 눈도 크고 젊었을 때 이뻤을 것 같은 느낌.... 눈빛과 말투부터 진짜 섹시했습니다. 
하도 옛날이라 기억이 왜곡됐는지는 몰라도 선생님 목소리와 말투 자체에 신음소리가 조금씩 섞여있는 분이셨습니다. 
그나저나 엉덩이가 진짜로 맛있게 생겼었죠. 저만 그렇게 생각한게 아니라
다른 애들도 그 쌤이 지나가면 진짜 꼴려했으니까요. 
어떤 상황인지 상상이 가시나요? 아마 항상 꽉끼는 청바지를 입고 다녀서 그랬나봅니다.
그래도 그 나이에 그런 옷을 입더라도 그런 박고싶은 엉덩이 태가 나오기 쉽지 않은데 ㅋㅋ

도덕-막 섹시한 스타일은 아니고 그냥 늘씬한 미인형인데 항상 바지정장을 입고 다녀서 더 안꼴렸습니다. 50대 초반입니다.... 

한자-이 분도 사회선생처럼 엉덩이도 크고 맛있게 생겼습니다. 
근데 꼴렸던건 하체비만이라서 더 맛있게 생겼습니다. 
매를 들고 다녀서 그게 더 상상력을 자극하곤했고 더 꼴리는 맛이 있었죠. 
진짜 엉덩이에 제꺼 터지도록 박아대는 상상 많이 했습니다. 
40대인데 이쁜 미시였습니다. 더구나 쇼트컷 ㅋㅋ 

기술가정-이 선생님은 아줌마스타일이었는데 진짜 왜 꼴렸는지 이해가 안감 지금 생각해도 ㅡㅡ....

영어-제 담임이었죠. 50대 초반이었습니다. 
이쁜 미시스타일이었는데 입술이 약간 뽀뽀하듯이 선천적으로 튀어나와있어서 그게 더 꼴렸습니다.
제 ㅈㅈ 물리고 사카시 당하고 싶었습니다. 
엉덩이도 막 탱탱한건 아닌데 라인이 벗겨서 박고 싶은 그런 라인이었죠. 담임이라 더 찍을 기회가 많았습니다.


이까지 대략적인 제가 찍은 선생님들에 대한 소개입니다. 대부분 50대를 말씀드렸는데... 
앞서 말씀드렸다시피 대부분의 선생님이 미시였습니다.
하지만 신기하게도 섹시하거나 맛있게 생긴... 미시들이 많았습니다. 
그게 아닌 미시들은 애초에 제 사정거리에 들지도 않았습니다.

시초는 저였습니다. 제가 유난히 선생님들에게 수업끝나고 질문을 많이 했는데, 
질문할 때 앞에 나와서 책들고 나와서 같이 보면서 서서 하지 않습니까?

그 때 옆에 서서 한 손으로는 폰을 들고 동영상을 켜서 엉덩이를 찍는 방식이었죠. 

당시 전교권에서 놀던 성적이라 선생님들이 전혀 저를 의심하지 않았습니다. 
( 중학교 땐 누구나 열심히 하면 점수 잘나오니까) 

그래서 참 많이 찍었습니다 . 1명당 동영상 1번씩 찍는게 아니라,  수업 들어올 떄마다 주구장창 찍어댔습니다. 
소리안나게 스피커부분 손가락으로 꾸욱 막고
동영상 켠 다음... 찍었죠. 처음엔 조마조마했는데 점점 대담해지더라고요 ㅋㅋ 진짜로... ㅋㅋ 

참 중요한건 ㅋㅋㅋ 저희 반 친구들이 하나씩 합세하기 시작했습니다. 
물론 안찍는 애들은 보고서도 묵인을 했고, 우리는 계속 찍을 수 있었습니다.

찍어서 동영상이 날짜명으로 저장되는데, 그게 싫어서 이름을 다음과 같이 변경했습니다.

영어 1편, 영어 2편, 영어3편 ....  사회 1편, 사회2편, 국어 1편... 이런 식으로요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

지금 생각해도 웃긴데.... 이게 꼬리가 잡히더군요. 

찍고 있는데.... 복도로 지나가던 국어선생님이 그걸 보고 저만 따로 불렀습니다.

정말 아무일 없는 듯 가서 네? 이러니까 동영상 비번 풀어라더군요. 

설마 동영상까지 뒤지겠냐고 싶어서 비번 풀어줬는데 사진, 동영상 다 뒤지더니 동영상을 틀더군요. 

압수한답니다.... 그리고 가져갔습니다. (그 때 진짜 좆됐다 생각했습니다.)

수업끝나고 종례 때 담임인 영어선생님이 오랍니다. 

그런데 의외로 담담하더라구요. 많이 당해봤나봐요. 하긴 엉덩이가 그렇게 맛있게 생겼으니...

다음부터 그러지 말랍니다. 

근데 문제는 국어선생님이 문제였습니다. 앞에 소개에도 적어놨다시피 젊은 여자샘이라 좀 충격먹은 듯 ㅋㅋ 

하여간 무릎꿇고 싹싹 빌었습니다. 매일 찾아가서 죄송하다하고 ㅋㅋ 

물론 저만 걸렸습니다. 다른 아이들은 말하지 않고 저만 했다 했죠. 

후...... 하여간 진짜 그 땐 하늘 무너지는 줄 알았는데, 이렇게 살다보니 아무렇지 않게 됐네요. 

지금 그 영상들은 국어가 보는 앞에서 모두 삭제했습니다. 

아쉽네요.... 삭제한 영상 다시 복구할 방법 없는지.... 안타깝네요. 

하여간.... 그 때를 가끔 회상하여 딸딸이치곤 합니다..

저 말고도 여선생님 도촬하신 경험... 다들 있으신가요? 

그들은 직위가 높아질수록 전문성이 희박해진다 그리고 원만하고 겸손해지는

그들은 직위가 높아질수록 전문성이 희박해진다 그리고 원만하고 겸손해지는 것을 알 수가 있다 둥글둥글 예스맨으로 처신해서 그렇게 되었다고 생각하는 사람이 있다면 장래성이 없는 사람이다 높은 직위가 될수록 버리는 것이 많으니 그만큼 희생이 따르는 법이며 더 큰일을 궁리하다 보면 고통이 온다 더욱이 그 희생과 고통은 일반 대중이 쉽게 이해할 수가 없는 것들이니 외롭기도 하다 다른 면에서 살펴봐도 그렇다 고위직 간부를 채용하려는 경영자의 입장에서 보면 직위가 높아질수록 전문성에 대한 선호도가 낮아지면서 여백이 많은 인물일수록 값이 더 나간다 조철봉이 생각에 잠겨있는 사이에 차는 저택에 도착했고 현관 앞에 하인들이 마중을 나와 있었다 하인들의 인사를 받으며 저택으로 들어선 조철봉이 갑중에게 말했다내일 아침에 김성산씨를 만날테니까 준비해 놓도록예 사장님다시 직장인으로 돌아간 갑중이 정색하고 대답했다 로비에서 갑중과 헤어져 안쪽의 응접실로 들어섰을 때 수엔이 옆으로 바짝 다가와 섰다식사 준비할 동안 목욕하세요그럴까저고리를 벗어 건넨 조철봉이 수엔의 눈을 보았다수엔 넌 결혼해도 회사에 나올 수 있어수엔이 눈만 크게 떴으므로 조철봉이 빙그레 웃었다그리고 네가 살 집과 결혼비용까지 내가 대줄테니까 남자만 구하면 된다알겠습니다 사장님정색한 수엔이 머리를 끄덕여 보이더니 조철봉의 셔츠 단추를 풀었다남자 구하면 말씀 드릴게요한국인을 고른다면 내가 도와주마 믿을만한 결혼정보 회사도 많아알겠어요셔츠를 벗긴 수엔이 한걸음 물러서더니 조철봉을 보았다 여전히 정색한 얼굴이었지만 그늘진 것 같지는 않았다양정민씨와 결혼 하셔도 괜찮아요 저한테 부담갖지 마세요머리를 저은 수엔이 말을 이었다하지만 사장님이 저한테 싫증을 느끼신다면 말씀해 주세요 언제든지요조철봉은 수엔의 검은 눈동자를 들여다보다가 몸을 돌렸다 수엔은 듣기 좋은 소리만 골라서 하고 있는 것이다나도 이집트에 따라가려고 했는데조철봉을 보자마자 김성산이 아쉬운 표정으로 말했다 국일교통의 감사실 안이었다 대주주인 조철봉과 김성산은 경영을 전문 경영인 이경수에게 맡기고는 둘 다 감사 직함만을 갖고 있는 것이다 오전 아홉시여서 창밖의 넓은 주차장에는 시내로 출발하는 버스와 트럭이

2017년 12월 2일 토요일

Whether you're a baccarat beginner trying to understand the basics or an experienced master of the game trying to test out your latest strategy, we invite you to play for fun on my baccarat trainer before risking real money in a casino. This is one of our proudest games where at the Wizard of Odds. We strived to make it as realistic as possible. Here are some of the feature we hope you enjoy: With the menu bar at the top, the player can choose to play mini baccarat style where all the cards are dealt quickly by the dealer or "big table" style where the player turns over the cards one at a time. There is also a hybrid where the player only turns over any third cards to be dealt himself. To turn over a card, just click "deal." View a realistic history board. Have you ever wondered what all those red and blue circles and lines mean on a baccarat scoreboard? We did too before creating this game. Whether you care about the Bead Plate, Big Road, Small Road, Big Eye Boy, or the Cockroach Pig, our scoreboard has it all. For a written explanation of how each work, please see my page on Baccarat Score Boards. View out statistics board for a summary of the last shoe. Here you'll find the percentage of Banker, Player, and Tie bets. You'll also get something no casino will give you, the house edge of the same three bets based on the exact composition of the remaining cards. Sometimes the player will have the edge late in the shoe. Finally, for you card counters out there, we make it easy by showing you how many of each rank are left in the shoe. Your bankroll is generously started with $10,000. The minimum bet is only $5 and the sky is the limit in terms of a maximum. We challenge you to get your bankroll to the point where you're betting $25,000 chips. We feel our game plays almost like the real thing. However, here you won't have to suffer second-hand smoke or players pounding the table yelling "monkey!" Maybe it is better than playing for real -- decide for yourself. With the introductions out of the way, the only thing left to do is play. Here at the Wizard of Odds we don't believe in luck so we wish your results to fall on the right side of the bell curve. Acknowledgments: JB, our brilliant programmer, for the code behind the game. Tic Tabs, for providing the playing card images. The Venetian, for their patience in explaining how the scoreboards work.

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Valuation of hands[edit] In baccarat, cards have a point value: cards two through nine are worth face value (in points); tens, jacks, queens and kings have no point value (i.e. are worth zero); aces are worth 1 point; jokers are not used. Hands are valued according to the rightmost digit of the sum of their constituent cards. For example, a hand consisting of 2 and 3 is worth 5, but a hand consisting of 6 and 7 is worth 3 (i.e., the 3 being the rightmost digit in the combined points total of 13).[7] The highest possible hand value in baccarat is therefore nine. Punto banco[edit] The overwhelming majority of casino baccarat games in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Macau are "Punto banco" baccarat and they may be seen labelled simply as "Baccarat". About 91% of total income from Macau casinos in 2014 came from punto banco.[8] In Punto banco, the casino banks the game at all times, and commits to playing out both hands according to fixed drawing rules, known as the "tableau" (French: "board"), in contrast to more historic baccarat games where each hand is associated with an individual who makes drawing choices. Player ("Punto") and Banker ("banco") are simply designations for the two hands dealt out in each coup, two outcomes which the bettor can back; Player has no particular association with the gambler, nor Banker with the house. In some countries,[which?] this version of the game is known as tableau. Punto banco is dealt from a shoe containing 6 or 8 decks of cards shuffled together with 8 decks being most commonly used. A cut-card—a coloured (often yellow) piece of plastic, the same size as a regular card, and which is used in shuffling—is placed in front of the seventh-last card, and the drawing of the cut-card indicates the last coup of the shoe. For each coup, two cards are dealt face up (or equivalent) to each hand, starting from "player" and alternating between the hands. The croupier may call the total (e.g. "Five Player, three Banker"). If either Player or Banker or both achieve a total of 8 or 9 at this stage, the coup is finished and the result is announced: Player win, a Banker win, or tie. If neither hand has eight or nine, the drawing rules are applied to determine whether Player should receive a third card. Then, based on the value of any card drawn to the player, the drawing rules are applied to determine whether the Banker should receive a third card. The coup is then finished, the outcome is announced, and winning bets are paid out. Tableau of drawing rules[edit] If neither the Player nor Banker is dealt a total of 8 or 9 in the first two cards (known as a "natural"), the tableau is consulted, first for Player's rule, then Banker's. Player's rule If Player has an initial total of 0–5, he draws a third card. If Player has an initial total of 6 or 7, he stands. Banker's rule If Player stood pat (i.e., has only two cards), the banker regards only his own hand and acts according to the same rule as Player. That means Banker draws a third card with hands 0–5 and stands with 6 or 7. If Player drew a third card, the Banker acts according to the following more complex rules: If Player drew a 2 or 3, Banker draws with 0–4 and stands with 5–7. If Player drew a 4 or 5, Banker draws with 0–5 and stands with 6–7. If Player drew a 6 or 7, Banker draws with 0–6 and stands with 7. If Player drew an 8, Banker draws with 0–2 and stands with 3–7. If Player drew an ace, 9, 10, or face-card, the Banker draws with 0–3 and stands with 4–7. The casinos list these rules in a more easily remembered format as follows: If the banker total is 2 or less, then the banker draws a card, regardless of what the player's third card is. If the banker total is 3, then the bank draws a third card unless the player's third card was an 8. If the banker total is 4, then the bank draws a third card if the player's third card was 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. If the banker total is 5, then the bank draws a third card if the player's third card was 4, 5, 6, or 7. If the banker total is 6, then the bank draws a third card if the player's third card was a 6 or 7. If the banker total is 7, then the banker stands. A math formula equivalent to the drawing rules is: take the value of Player's third card, counting 8 and 9 as −2 and −1. Divide by 2 always rounding towards zero. (Thus −1, 0, and 1 all round to zero when this division is done.) Add three to the result. If the Banker's current total is this final value or less, then draw; otherwise, stand. The croupier will deal the cards according to the tableau and the croupier will announce the winning hand: either Player or Banker. Losing bets will be collected and the winning bets will be paid according to the rules of the house. Usually, even money or 1–to-1 will be paid on Player bets and 95% or 19-to-20 on Banker bets (even money with "5% commission to the house on the win"). Should both Banker and Player have the same value at the end of the deal the croupier shall announce "égalité — tie bets win." All tie bets will be paid at 8-to-1 odds and all bets on Player or Banker remain in place and active for the next game (the customer may or may not be able to retract these bets depending on casino rules). House edge details (8 decks)[9] If Banco wins 1.06% If Punto wins 1.24% If ties (8-to-1 payout) 14.4% If ties (9-to-1 payout) 4.85% Casino provision[edit] In the U.S., punto banco is usually played in roped off areas or private rooms separated from the main gaming floor. The game is frequented by high rollers, who may wager tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single hand. Minimum bets are relatively high, often starting at $100 and going as high as $500. Posted maximum bets are often arranged to suit a player. Mini-Baccarat tables are also available in some casinos which are smaller, manned by one dealer and located on the main casino floor.[10] Because baccarat attracts wealthy players, a casino may win or lose millions of dollars a night on the game, and the house's fortunes may significantly affect the owning corporation's quarterly profit and loss statement. Notations of the effects of major baccarat wins and losses are frequently found in the quarterly reports of publicly traded gaming companies.[citation needed] The full-scale version of punto banco baccarat is played at a large rounded table, similar to chemin de fer. The table is staffed by a croupier, who directs the play of the game, and two dealers who calculate tax and collect and pay bets. Six or eight decks of cards are used, normally shuffled only by the croupier and dealers. The shoe is held by one of the players, who deals the cards on the instructions of the croupier according to the tableau. On a Player win, the shoe moves either to the highest winning bettor, or to the next person in clockwise order around the table, depending on the casino's conventions. The shoe may be refused or the croupier may be requested to deal. In smaller and lower-stakes games, the cards are often handled exclusively by casino staff.[11] Dealing[edit] The dealer burns the first card face up and then based on its respective numerical value, with aces worth 1 and face cards worth 10, the dealer burns that many cards face down. The dealer deals one card at a time to player first and based on casino rules reveals one card at a time or both cards at the same time. Punto banco odds and strategy[edit] Punto banco[12] has both some of the lowest house edges among casino table games, and some of the highest. The Player bet has an attractively low house edge of 1.24%, and the Banker bet (despite the 5% commission on the win) is even lower, at 1.06%. Both are just slightly better for Player than chances at single-zero roulette, and comparable to playing blackjack by intuition[further explanation needed] rather than correct strategy.[13] In contrast, the tie bet which pays 8-to-1 has a high house edge of 14.4%.[14] Most casinos in the United Kingdom pay the tie at 9-to-1, resulting in a more lenient house edge of approximately 4.85%. Despite having a low house edge, punto banco is not susceptible to advantage play, and despite the superficial similarities to blackjack, card counting is not profitable. In his 1984 analysis (Thorp 1984), Thorp concludes that: [A]dvantages in baccarat are very small, they are very rare and the few that occur are nearly always in the last five to 20 cards in the pack. — (Thorp 1984), p. 38 Punto banco variations[edit] Midi and Mini punto[edit] Main article: Mini-Baccarat Smaller versions of the game are common in more modest settings. In midi punto, the table is only staffed by a single croupier and is generally smaller. In mini punto, the table is no larger than a standard blackjack table, and the cards are dealt by a croupier directly from a standard shoe. Table minimums/maximums are smaller. Super 6/Punto 2000[edit] A variation of punto banco exists where even money is paid on winning Banker bets (rather than 95%), except when Banker wins with 6, it is paid only 50% of the bet. This game goes under various names including Super 6 and Punto 2000. The house edge on a Banker bet under Super 6 is 1.46% compared with regular commission baccarat at 1.058%. This is equivalent to increasing the commission by 17.45% to 5.87%. The Bank wins with a six about 5 times every eight deck shoe. As well as its increased house edge, the Super 6 variation is used by casinos for its speed, since it partially does away with the time-consuming process of calculating and collecting commission on winning Banker bets; but still requires stopping the game, breaking down every Bank bet, and paying 50% of its value each time there is a Bank winner with a six. EZ Baccarat[edit] A variation of punto banco originating in 2004 where even money is paid on winning Banker, except when Banker wins with a total of 7 after the third card is drawn, instead the Banker pushes if it wins. The game has two additional options, the Dragon 7 which pays 40-to-1 and the Panda 8 which pays 25-to-1. House edge when betting on Banker is reduced to 1.02% instead of 1.06% in standard punto banco.[15] Dragon 7 A bet on the Banker to total 7 points with three cards drawn. Pays 40-to-1 leaving a 7.61% house edge. Panda 8 A bet on the Player to total 8 points with three cards drawn. Pays 25-to-1 leaving a 10.19% house edge. House edge details (8 decks) If Banco wins 1.02% If Punto wins 1.24% If ties (8-to-1 payout) 14.4% Chemin de fer[edit] Chemin de Fer, which first appeared in the late 19th century, was so called because it was quicker than the original game,[16] the railway (in French, "chemin de fer") being at that time the fastest means of transport. It is still the most popular version in France. Six decks of cards are used, shuffled together. Players are seated in random order, typically around an oval table; discarded cards go to the center. Play begins to the right of the croupier and continues counterclockwise. At the start of the game, the croupier and then all players shuffle the cards in play order. The croupier shuffles a final time and the player to his left cuts the deck. Once play begins, one player is designated as the "banker". This player also deals. The other players are "punters". The position of banker passes counterclockwise in the course of the game. In each round, the banker wagers the amount he wants to risk. The other players, in order, then declare whether they will "go bank", playing against the entire current bank with a matching wager. Only one player may "go bank". If no one "goes bank", players make their wagers in order. If the total wagers from the players are less than the bank, observing bystanders may also wager up to the amount of the bank. If the total wagers from the players are greater than the bank, the banker may choose to increase the bank to match; if he does not, the excess wagers are removed in reverse play order. The banker deals four cards face down: two to himself and two held in common by the remaining players. The player with the highest individual wager (or first in play order if tied for highest wager) is selected to represent the group of non-banker players. The banker and player both look at their cards; if either has an eight or a nine, this is immediately announced and the hands are turned face-up and compared. If neither hand is an eight or nine, the player has a choice to accept or refuse a third card; if accepted, it is dealt face-up. Traditional practice – grounded in mathematics, similar to basic strategy in blackjack, but further enforced via social sanctions by the other individuals whose money is at stake – dictates that one always accept a card if one's hand totals between 0 and 4, inclusive, and always refuse a card if one's hand totals 6 or 7. After the player makes his decision, the banker in turn decides either to accept or to refuse another card. Once both the banker and the representative player have made their decision, the hands are turned face-up and compared. If the player's hand exceeds the banker's hand when they are compared, each wagering player receives back their wager and a matching amount from the bank, and the position of banker passes to the next player in order. If the banker's hand exceeds the player's hand, all wagers are forfeit and placed into the bank, and the banker position does not change. If there is a tie, wagers remain as they are for the next hand. If the banker wishes to withdraw, the new banker is the first player in order willing to stake an amount equal to the current bank total. If no one is willing to stake this amount, the new banker is instead the next player in order, and the bank resets to whatever that player wishes to stake. Many games have a set minimum bank or wager amount. In 1960 Lord Lucan won £26,000 ($76,769) over two nights playing chemin de fer at a high-end gambling party run by John Aspinall. However, Lucan would eventually accrue significant debts.[17] Baccarat Banque[edit] In Baccarat Chemin de Fer, a given bank only continues so long as the banker wins. As soon as he loses, it passes to another player. In Baccarat Banque the position of banker is much more permanent. Three packs of cards are shuffled together. (The number is not absolute, sometimes four packs, sometimes two only, being used; but three is the more usual number.)[citation needed] The banker (unless he retires either of his own free will or by reason of the exhaustion of his finances) holds office until all these cards have been dealt. The bank is at the outset put up to auction, i.e. belongs to the player who will undertake to risk the largest amount. In some circles, the person who has first set down his name on the list of players has the right to hold the first bank, risking such amount as he may think proper. The right to begin having been ascertained, the banker takes his place midway down one of the sides of an oval table, the croupier facing him, with the waste-basket between. On either side of the banker are the punters (ten such constituting a full table). Any other persons desiring to take part remain standing, and can only play in the event of the amount in the bank for the time being not being covered by the seated players. The croupier, having shuffled the cards, hands them for the same purpose to the players to the right and left of him, the banker being entitled to shuffle them last, and to select the person by whom they shall be cut. Each punter having made his stake, the banker deals three cards, the first to the player on his right, the second to the player on his left, and the third to himself; then three more in like manner. The five punters on the right (and any bystanders staking with them) win or lose by the cards dealt to that side; the five others by the cards dealt to the left side. The rules as to turning up with eight or nine, offering and accepting cards, and so on, are the same as at Baccarat Chemin de Fer. Each punter continues to hold the cards for his side so long as he wins or ties. If he loses, the next hand is dealt to the player next following him in rotation. Any player may "go bank", the first claim to do so belonging to the punter immediately on the right of the banker; the next to the player on his left, and so on alternatively in regular order. If two players on opposite sides desire to "go bank", they go half shares. A player going bank may either do so on a single hand, in the ordinary course, or a cheval, i.e. on two hands separately, one-half of the stake being played upon each hand. A player going bank and losing may again go bank, and if he again loses, may go bank a third time, but not further. A player undertaking to hold the bank must play out one hand, but may retire at any time afterwards. On retiring, he is bound to state the amount with which he retires. It is then open to any other player (in order of rotation) to continue the bank, starting with the same amount, and dealing from the remainder of the pack, used by his predecessor. The outgoing banker takes the place previously occupied by his successor. The breaking of the bank does not deprive the banker of the right to continue, provided that he has funds with which to replenish it, up to the agreed minimum. Should the stakes of the punters exceed the amount for the time being in the bank, the banker is not responsible for the amount of such excess. In the event of his losing, the croupier pays the punters in order of rotation, so far as the funds in the bank will extend; beyond this, they have no claim. The banker may, however, in such a case, instead of resting on his right, declare the stakes accepted, forthwith putting up the needful funds to meet them. In such event the bank thenceforth becomes unlimited, and the banker must hold all stakes (to whatever amount) offered on any subsequent hand, or give up the bank. In the laws of baccarat, no one code is accepted as authoritative. Different clubs make their own rules. In popular culture[edit] Royal baccarat scandal[edit] Main article: Royal baccarat scandal The Tranby Croft affair in 1891 and disgraced socialite William Gordon Cumming's subsequent lawsuit, known together as the royal baccarat scandal, due to the involvement of the future King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, in the incident, inspired a huge amount of media interest in the game, bringing Baccarat to the attention of the public at large, with rules being published in newspaper accounts of the scandal.[18] The scandal became the subject of music hall songs and a stage play.[19] James Bond[edit] Baccarat chemin-de-fer is the favoured game of James Bond, the fictional secret agent created by Ian Fleming.[20] Bond plays the game in numerous novels, most notably his 1953 debut, Casino Royale, in which the entire plot revolves around a game between Bond and SMERSH operative Le Chiffre; the unabridged version of the novel includes a primer to the game for readers who are unfamiliar with it. It is also featured in several filmed versions of the novels, including the 1954 television adaption Casino Royale (Climax!), where Bond, referred to as "Jimmy" by several characters, bankrupts Le Chiffre in order to have him eliminated by his Soviet superiors; Dr. No, where Bond is first introduced playing the game in film; Thunderball; the 1967 version of Casino Royale, which is the most detailed treatment of a baccarat game in any Bond film; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; For Your Eyes Only; and GoldenEye. In the 2006 movie adaptation of Casino Royale, baccarat is replaced by Texas hold 'em poker, largely due to the poker boom at the time of filming.[21] See also[edit]

Baccarat

Baccarat (/ˈbækəræt/ or /bɑːkəˈrɑː/; French: [bakaʁa]) is a card game played at casinos. There are three popular variants of the game: punto banco (or "North American baccarat"), baccarat chemin de fer (or "chemmy"),[1] and baccarat banque (or "à deux tableaux"). In Punto banco each player's moves are forced by the cards the player is dealt. In baccarat chemin de fer and baccarat banque, by contrast, both players can make choices. The winning odds are in favour of the bank, with a house edge no lower than around 1 percent. Baccarat is a comparing card game played between two hands, the "player" and the "banker". Each baccarat coup (round of play) has three possible outcomes: "player" (player has the higher score), "banker", and "tie". The origins of the game are disputed, and some sources claim that it dates to the 19th century. Other sources state that it was originally named Baccara, and that the game was introduced into France from Italy at the end of the 15th-century by soldiers returning from the Franco-Italian War during the reign of Charles VIII.[2][3] Similar games include Macao, Oicho-Kabu, and Gabo japgi