air of European sophistication about the games would
be enhanced by the change, and it would add an element
of fun for "hunch" gamblers who like to
determine when an event is "due." Moreover,
the casino could offer the player other options to
increase interest in the games, such as an "insurance"
wager against the probability of a tie at 8 or 9,
or the en prison rule, used in roulette.
I believe this ought to be a much more attractive
option to the punter, and it should increase the pace
of the games greatly. Economically, this is very important
for the casino, not only in terms of profits but also
in the form of reduced risk. Online Baccarat Games
revenue fluctuates dramatically because it depends
on whether a handful of high rollers or the casino
is luckiest in a given month. It is for this reason
that Wall Street analysts do not consider Online Baccarat
Games when assessing economic trends on the Las Vegas
Online Baccarat Games is very serious business. In
1995, it was still making $595 million for the Las
Vegas Strip, earning twice as much as online blackjack
games per table, which is the much more popular games.
Nevertheless, these impressive earnings will continue
to decline year after year, creating even more volatility,
unless remedial action is taken. The decline will
be accelerated by the extent of the economic crisis
in the Far East, which began at the end of 1997.
What possible relevance could that have for Las Vegas?
Well, the majority of high rollers, defined typically
as an individual who bets $10,000 a hand, come from
Pacific Rim countries. Jack Binion, casino owner extraordinaire,
estimated that 90 percent of his Online Baccarat Games
high rollers hailed from this region. At this time,
it seems that these players may face dramatic reductions
both in their numbers and in their disposable incomes
as a result of the current Asian recession. Their
problem will become a problem for Las Vegas, as well
as for other areas which cater specifically to the
high roller, such as London, unless the games is altered
to become more populist, or a new type of high-stakes