The Whales in Baccarat
Did you ever read the classic American novel Moby Dick? This book by Herman Melville is read by college students around the world. The novel is about a crazy sea captain named Ahab. Ahab is dead set on chasing a white whale named Moby Dick around the world. Do you know who else chases whales? Casino owners. That’s right! Casino owners are a bit like Ahab. Casino owners call anyone who is a gambler with lots of a money a whale. They know they need to capture these whales each year to turn a profit. They also need to make sure these whales don’t go into other casinos. So what are casinos doing to find and keep their whales? They are investing in baccarat.
Casinos recognize many expensive gamblers from Asia love to play the card game baccarat. As a result, casinos are now catering to this game. For example, casinos now have luxurious, private areas for baccarat games that start out with a minimum of $10,000 a hand! The so-called whales love this set up. This is because baccarat has a reputation of being classy and romantic thanks to it being the favorite card game of James Bond. It is also a essentially a simple game of luck. This makes it easy to play without getting tied up in strategic thinking. Whales are just there to have a good time with lots of money!
Chasing these baccarat whales isn’t always easy. Casino revenues can fluctuate dramatically because of the random nature of the game. However, casinos are still making sure they have the needed baccarat tables. Many of them can switch tables over to baccarat quickly to respond to a large amount of players coming to Vegas. Maybe you should be one of them!