amatus
amatus
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February 2nd, 2018 at 2:47:55 AM permalink
I figured this would be a good place to ask, I've read a lot of anecdotal social research around Baccarat in east Asia and why the Chinese in particular prefer to play it over other games.

Does anyone know of Chinese or East Asian communities abroad (US/EU) who also play it?

And around all the rituals and stuff, what happens if it is online versus in real life, re. dealing with the cards etc. Has anyone observed things?
FleaStiff
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February 2nd, 2018 at 5:27:41 AM permalink
gambling is popular in Asian societies, particularly among the Chinese. In Vietnam its illegal except during Tet when the entire country gambles or in special economic zones wherein foreign currency is obtained.

I understand Chinese women gamble all day long in various card clubs taking breaks for meals, laundry, etc. but basically keeping some games going all day long. Mahong clubs have traditions for entry, layout, behavior so perhaps behavior plays a more prominent role in Baccarat also.

Everyone follows the chip leader, conversation is encouraged it appears to be a social game for the Chinese based on my limited experience in American casinos.
TigerWu
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February 2nd, 2018 at 8:22:55 AM permalink
I met a Chinese guy (an immigrant) when I lived in New York, and I asked him if he and his friends (also Chinese immigrants) would be interested in playing Pai Gow Tiles. He said they were more into card games, specifically one called Tractor. I don't know if they played Baccarat. These were younger guys, college age or maybe a little older. So, in my anecdotal experience, younger Asians are more into newer, non-Baccarat card games, and it's the older folk who are into the traditional games like Baccarat and Pai Gow. All age groups seem to enjoy that Fish Prawn Crab game, though.
amatus
amatus
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February 2nd, 2018 at 9:52:44 AM permalink
I'm also interested in whether people feel a difference of popularity between online Baccarat and casino based Baccarat?

What is the biggest painpoint with playing it online? I gather from other threads that its somehow very social/ritualsitic in the casinos...Insight appreciated!
tomchina123
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:28:19 PM permalink
if online,
if losing, cheating is first in mind.
if winning, cheating is maybe in mind: thinking, they lured me.
if in macau playing bac, if losing, bad luck.or bad skill.
too many casinos aim at chinese, very few will understand maths on gambling, it is against humun nature. if not a lot of time of trying it and studying it.

by the way, i wanted to find some reliable info on south korea in Chinese. but none. only english will do. i am thinking to go there to try huge EV bonuses, but afraid of cheating. who will make the decision for me? myself. i will update it if i feel like doing it. it seems like i wrote most in "gambling-outside-vegas".

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